Introduction to HistoryMedieval Times
Movement of People - Gold RushImperialismIndustrial RevolutionWorld War I
Changing Rights & FreedomsImmigrationWorld War II
Cold War
Rise of HitlerRussian RevolutionWorld War II
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Historical titles in the Library!

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Writing History - William Kelleher Storey
Call Number: 808 STO
ISBN: 9780195166095
Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition ,Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and writhe essays for history classes.

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The big book of Australian History - Peter Macinnis
Call Number: 994 MAC
ISBN: 9780642278326

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The military history book : the ultimate visual guide to the weapons that shaped the world.
Call Number: 355.009 MIL
ISBN: 9781409383444

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Deadly Days in History - Terry Deary
Call Number: 904 DEA
ISBN: 9781407121451


History Overview


History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, and historical knowledge is fundamental to understanding ourselves and others. It promotes the understanding of societies, events, movements and developments that have shaped humanity from earliest times. It helps students appreciate how the world and its people have changed, as well as the significant continuities that exist to the present day. History, as a discipline, has its own methods and procedures which make it different from other ways of understanding human experience. The study of history is based on evidence derived from remains of the past. It is interpretative by nature, promotes debate and encourages thinking about human values, including present and future challenges. The process of historical inquiry develops transferable skills, such as the ability to ask relevant questions; critically analyse and interpret sources; consider context; respect and explain different perspectives; develop and substantiate interpretations, and communicate effectively.

The curriculum generally takes a world history approach within which the history of Australia is taught. It does this in order to equip students for the world (local, regional and global) in which they live. An understanding of world history enhances students’ appreciation of Australian history. It enables them to develop an understanding of the past and present experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their identity and the continuing value of their culture. It also helps students to appreciate Australia's distinctive path of social, economic and political development, its position in the Asia-Pacific region, and its global interrelationships. This knowledge and understanding is essential for informed and active participation in Australia's diverse society. 


Recommended Resources to Support the Australian History Curriculum

Relevant fiction and non fiction many titles can be located in our libray.

Collated by the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) 2012


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