As Australia Day approaches I've started the unit of work on the settlement of Australia. Fortunately I've found a great website that has done most of the work for me and have been able to link to the site which has video, audio and questions for students. It's often difficult to find resources that not only match the content but appropriate skill level for students so I'm lucky I've found this one. I want to balance the European view of settlement with a view of life of the traditional people so I'll also be using the movie "10 Canoes" which is one of the few films/documentaries which I've found which depicts traditional indigenous life - and is also a really interesting film !
So that's enough work for today :)
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