Agora 2016-1 Revolutions

Revolutions | Agora vol. 51 no. 1 (2016)


Agora vol. 51 no. 1 (2016)

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Editorial Alan Tiller

President's Introduction Ashley Wood

Original research

Debating History in the Australian Curriculum: A Clash of Paradigms?
Bridget Martin

Can the public debate surrounding the recent Review of the Australian Curriculum for History be understood as a clash of paradigms?

Reflections on the theme

War and the French Revolution
Dr Gavin Daly

What was the relationship between war and the French Revolution?

Civil War and Revolution in British North America
Dr Anthony Page

The American Revolution began as a rebellion in Britain’s North American colonies and became a civil war between Patriots and Loyalists.

The New VCE History (Revolutions) Study Design: Renewal, Tragedy or Farce?
Dr Paul Cocks

A reflection on the opportunity the new study design offers if teachers and examination writers understand the failure of the old.

The French Revolution and Europe – Its Echoes, Its Influence, Its Impact
Dr Darius von Güttner

The French Revolution had a profound impact on the lives of all people in Europe.

The Ukrainian Revolution (1917–21)
Andrew A. Pyrcz

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the catalyst for the phoenix-like rise of Ukrainian nationalism as a political force to be reckoned with.

The First Chinese Soviet Republic (Jiangxi Soviet) 1928–34
Rachael Rosedale

How important was the Jiangxi Soviet to the success of the Communist revolution?

The Fall of the Roman Republic
Professor R. T. Ridley

How can we explain one of the most momentous events in Western history: the collapse of the Roman Republic after an existence of half a millennium? (This is an edited version of a paper given at the HTAV Annual Conference, July 2015.)

Teaching ideas

Networking the Revolutions
Margaret Simkin

How can teachers of Revolutions make learning easier for themselves and their students?

Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne
Dr Jo Clyne

A new digital storybook for primary school students investigates the founding of Melbourne through the eyes of Gilbert, Melbourne’s first cat.

MacRobertson’s Confectionery Factory
Dr Jo Clyne

A new digital exhibition explores the fascinating life of Macpherson Robertson, founder of the MacRobertson’s Confectionery Factory and one of Melbourne’s best-known entrepreneurs.


Weary Dunlop
by Allan Drummond
Reviewed by Maggie Catterall, St Monica’s Primary School

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