HTAV Projects Levels 5-6


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History in the Making
Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) and HTAV

This project was a Professional Learning experience for primary teachers of History, providing a framework to write teaching and learning programs based on their implementation of the Australian History Curriculum. The outcome is a range of AC History units published as an online teacher resource to be shared with the wider Education community.



Heritage At Your Touch
Produced by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Take a virtual tour of La Trobe’s Cottage or the McCrae Homestead to find out what life was like in the Victorian colonies during the 1800s. Click to interact with collection objects and meet some of the key historical figures of the time.



Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne
Produced by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria for the Melbourne Day Committee

While on excursion in Melbourne, a group of children meet a talking cat with an uncanny knowledge of the history of the city. Download Gilbert and the Guardians of Melbourne, a free illustrated ebook and accompanying education kit about the foundation story of the City of Melbourne. Visit the Melbourne Day website to find out how your students can apply to become junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne!



Donkeys Can’t Fly on Planes
Produced by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria for the University of Melbourne and Kids Own Publishing

These classroom resources support the book Donkeys Can’t Fly on Planes. It was written by children with a South Sudanese refugee background who came to live in Australia in the early 2000s and were students at the Liddiard Road Primary School in Traralgon, Victoria. After Donkeys was published, parents and adults in the community told their stories, for children, in In My Kingdom (2014) and All the Way Home (2015).

The resources draw on all three books to bring Australian migration from South Sudan and refugee history alive through the voices of some children and adults who have lived it first-hand. The materials below include videos, audio, classroom activities and additional information for teachers and students to support children’s stories being used as primary sources to discuss and learn about recent histories of immigration.



Royal Flying Doctor Service
Produced by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Victoria)

This site contains online resources for both the History and Geography subject areas of the Victorian Curriculum. The 5-6 History resource introduces students to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and its contribution to remote Australian communities. It includes three sections: VIEW (a short video ‘The Furthest Corner’), EXPLORE (an interactive tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Service museum in Broken Hill) and MAKE (a student task or project).



Chinese Anzacs
Produced by the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Chinese Museum and Culture Victoria

Chinese Anzacs is a book about the Chinese Australian soldiers who fought for Australia during World War I. This publication has been produced by the HTAV for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Chinese Museum Melbourne and Culture Victoria.

View the documentary.



The History in Place Project
Produced by Culture Victoria, the Heritage Council of Victoria and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria

History in Place is a film-making project for students visiting museums or heritage sites. It can also be adapted for use with primary sources in the classroom. The toolkit includes an instructional documentary, PowerPoint, storyboard worksheet, assessment rubric, excursion forms and examples of student work. This resource is suitable for upper primary and all secondary school students.



AC History Units
Produced by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia in partnership with Education Services Australia

This site contains full units of work developed by teachers to resource the History curriculum. Access lesson plans, activity sheets and videos to support your teaching of both popular and difficult-to-resource depth studies.

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