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Students will investigate the evidence provided by a cuneiform tablet dating from c. 1860 BCE, and look at the place of artefacts such as these in a historical understanding of the emergence of writing, one of the defining characteristics of the ancient civilisation of Sumer.

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A white gloves experience for Year 9 History students, investigating WW1 artefacts.

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Students learn about the famous Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar and the inspiration behind her famous poem, 'My Country'.

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Henry Lawson in a portrait series sitting on a chair

Students will explore well known Australian poet Henry Lawson and several of his poems to gain an understanding of his style of writing.

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Students will listen and respond to various poems written by C.J Dennis and gain an understanding of the writing style from that era. 

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Students consider a number of accounts of the Battle of the Wasser from different primary sources and consider what effect this event might have on the Anzac legend. 

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seven little australians papers

Students investigate the removal of a section from Ethel Turner's 'Seven Little Australians' and consider why this may have happened and what it meant, in the context of contact between European settlers and Indigenous people.

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Soldiers posing for a photograph

Through analysis of a collection of sources related to the lives of Alan and Dene Fry, students consider the motivation of soldiers to enlist and fight in WWI, and the impact of the war on the families left behind. 

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