Agora 2018-2 Senior History

Senior History | Agora 2018-2 (vol. 53 no.2)

Senior History

Agora vol. 53 no. 2 (2018)

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Editorial Dr Katrina Burge

President's Introduction Dr Rosalie Triolo

Original research

The Many Voices of Senior History Curriculum Enactment
Rebecca Cairns

Who really decides what History students are taught? New research finds both pragmatism and surprising insights when teachers talk about this contested topic.

Reflections on the theme

Peace and Future Cannon Fodder: The Armistice and The Treaty of Versailles
Elisa Litvin

Will it change how you teach the Treaty of Versailles when you realise Germany didn’t think it had lost the First World War?

The Rise and Demise of the Soviet Russian Empire: The Nationalities Factor
Andrew A. Pyrcz

Was the Soviet Union ever truly a union, or were numerous nationalities and languages subsumed under Russian communist imperialism that was as stifling as the tsarist regime?

The Black Jacobins: The Haitian Slave Revolt and the French Revolution
Michael Adcock

The revolutionary government of France didn’t know how to react when the slaves of their Caribbean colony claimed liberty, equality and fraternity for themselves as well as their owners.

Rome: City and Empire
Lily Withycombe

The ‘Rome: City and Empire’ exhibition in Canberra showcases over 200 Roman objects from the British Museum, from coins and statues to gladiator tourist merchandise.

Teaching ideas

'Why Isn’t This as Fun as Year 7?’ Managing Stress and Senior History
Elizabeth Morgan

How to help students (and teachers) survive the stress and maintain their enthusiasm during the challenging and rewarding senior years.

Template - Cornell note-taking (Word document)
Template - Working collaboratively (Word document)
Template - Formative feedback (Word document)

VCAA Advice on VCE History School assessed Coursework
Gerry Martin

Some common teacher concerns and questions about SACs are addressed by Gerry Martin, VCAA Curriculum Manager, History and Civics.

Historical Inquiry in the International Baccalaureate
Ilja Van Weringh

In this article, an experienced IB teacher explores ways in which historical inquiry is used in the IB, and how these ideas could be used in VCE History studies.

Red, Green and In-Between: Using Political Conceptsto Drive Historical Understanding in VCE History
Catherine Hart

Colourful ways to tackle students’ fear of big concepts.

Poor Souls, They Perished: The Cataraqui, Australia’s Worst Shipwreck
by Andrew Lemon and Marjorie Morgan
Reviewed by Rachel Towns

A Carefree War: The Hidden History of Australian WWII Child Evacuees
by Ann Howard
Reviewed by Kathryn Avery

The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery
by Alexandra Roginski
Reviewed by Lauren Townrow

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