Ancient World
mesopotamia Ancient World
– overview of period 60,000  BC (BCE)-c.650 AD (CE). Focus on Mesopotamia




Early Societies
prehistory Early Societies
– investigating how people lived. Focus on Otzi, the iceman



Ancient Greece

greece Ancient Greece
 – life in Ancient Greece




Ancient Australia
Ancient Australia Ancient Australia
– archaeological evidence of the first Australians and what it tells us


Ancient China
terracotta warriorsAncient China
– Ancient Chinese Emperors and Dynasties



Medieval Europe
tapestryMedieval Europe
– primary and secondary sources describing life in Medieval Europe



Shogunate Japan
samurai Shogunate Japan
– life in medieval Japan




Spanish Conquest of the Americas
aztecs  Spanish conquest of the Americas





World War I

World War I

World War I

Online Databases and Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Online Databases

Online Databases

Industrial Revolution

lead pencil factoryIndustrial revolution


Image reference:
McGrath, M 2007Putting lead in the pencilPhotographFlickr, accessed 3 September 2014, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.

World War II, 1939-1945

Eyewitness to World War II
– articles on important events of World War II. Includes primary sources. From EyeWitness History

Second World War, 1939-1945
– topics include: Background, Chronology, Political figure, Battles, Resistance, Nazi Germany, Holocaust, Home Front, Women at War. From Spartacus Educational

World War II (3 September 1939 – 15 August 1945)
– overview of World War 1, timeline of campaigns and photos. From RSL Virtual War Memorial

World War Two
– causes, events and people of World War II. From BBC

The Holocaust

Holocaust Chronicle
– timeline of events including photographs. Based on the companion book of the same title published by Publications International, Chicago

Nazi propaganda – Primary sources
– Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany. This website is a collection of English translations of National Socialist propaganda. From Randall Bytwerk, Calvin College

People of the Holocaust
– looks at victims, perpetrators, bystanders, resisters, rescuers, liberators, survivors and children. From University of South Florida

Timeline of the Holocaust
– Rise of the Nazi Party, Nazification, The ghettos, The camps, Resistance, Rescue and liberation, The aftermath. From University of South Florida

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Online Databases

Online Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Non-Fiction eBooks

ebsco ebooks

Ebsco eBooks

World War II and Australia

VRROOM – Virtual Reading Room
– primary sources from the National Archives of Australia

Australia’s War 1939-1945
– description of events in WWII,Thai-Burma Railway, Kokoda Track, including primary and secondary sources, images, posters and artwork. From Department of Veteran’s Affairs

All in – ‘leaving home’
– changing role of women between 1940 and 1945 with many joining the auxiliary services.From Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Second World War video
– archival visual material relating to aspects of the Second World War. From  National Film and Sound Archive

World War II – 1939-1945
– links to: Overview and chronology of the conflict – Australian Home Front during WW2 – Battle for Australia – Supplementary information and anecdotes. From ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee

Apartheid in South Africa

Apartheid Museum
– examines the social and political forces that gave birth to apartheid

Nelson Mandela
– biography of Nelson Mandela shown in a timeline. Author Bruce Harris

Nelson Mandela Foundation
– resources on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
– short biography outlining his role in the struggle to end Apartheid. Author Etienne Marais

Digital Curriculum Resources

National Digital Learning Resource Network
– selection of digital curriculum resources that are aligned to the history subject area of the Australian Curriculum. Search for these resources using Scootle. From Education Services Australia



Teacher Resources

AC History Units
– units of work developed by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia to support teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum: History

ABC Splash

ABC Splash. Years 7-10
– History resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC


Australian Curriculum – History 7 – 10
– from ACARA

History Mysteries
-inquiry learning case studies supporting the the Australian Curriculum – video, print and interactive content. From National Museum of Australia. Password required

Maps as history
– collection of animated historical maps.

National Museum of Australia
– units of work and resources to support the Australian Curriculum

P-10 History Sample Assessments
– units of work and resources to support the Australian History Curriculum. From Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Primary vs Secondary sources video
– learn the difference between primary and secondary sources with examples

What is history?
– analyzing primary and secondary sources. From State Library, NSW