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History Curriculum Links

Australian Curriculum Overview for History

Scope and sequence from primary to secondary school


History samples 

Work samples from portfolios


Link to History and HASS resources from primary to secondary school




Local History


Fannie Bay History and Heritage Society Inc. Local history enthusiasts and potential speakers


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Centenary of World War One


Roll of Honour soundscapes


Australian War Memorial


Teachit History UK







Lower Primary

  • Use of wedding photos to look at changes in colour, style and position over time
  • Look at changes over time e.g. Darwin
  • Why does change occur?


Middle Primary

  • Voyages of exploration
  • Introduce maps by comparing past to present
  • Maps have to be familiar and in context for the students
  • May require some initial teacher exposition and scaffolding/unpacking
  • Compare with Northern Territory stories e.g. need to import food


Upper Primary

  • Need to gather secondary sources to start sources analysis
  • Look at changes in Australian society during 20th Century
  • Bombing of Darwin e.g. excursions and use of primary and secondary sources


Lower Secondary: Years 7 to 8

  • Use Australian History competition sources
  • Look at ancient societies
  • Use a variety of sources
  • Explicit teaching to develop skills in interpretation of sources
  • Must connect with prior knowledge and skills
  • Atmosphere in class room of acceptance of a wide range and students must feel comfortable, able to inquire and then critique theirs and others work


Middle Secondary: Years 9 to 10

  • Students need to develop, enhance and apply own questions
  • Teachers facilitate the process by modeling and questioning in na interactive environment
  • Evaluation and revision is needed in exploring the relationship between sources and questions e.g. which is the best film to use?