These teaching and learning resources have been put together during early 2020 to assist teachers with online and distance learning. Some are older resources, some are new. The intention has been to eventually offer a variety of quality material that will support most areas of secondary history.



HTAA's AC History Units click here
3 primary and 4 secondary units allowing for a range of approaches.

HTAA's National History Challenge click here
A research task suitable from primary to senior secondary.

Colonial Frontier Massacres in Australia, 1788-1930 click here
This project, developed by the University of Newcastle, provides an extensive range of sources, including a digitised map of massacre sites, that can be adapted for study at a number of year levels.

HTANSW Podcasts click here
A range of podcasts on professional and course-related topics.

HTANSW Videos click here
A range of videos on professional and course-related topics.


Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1941 click here
A summary table for the period organised around eight key themes.


Question 1 - Essay Writing

  1. Video Introduction click here
  2. Essay Writing TaskTeaching History, June 2016 click here
    These resources were first published for the pre-2019 History Extension course.
    They remain useful as long a
    s teachers remind students that exam specifications now allow for two sources in Question 1.

History Bytes click here
This collection of short video clips, developed by UTS Australian Centre for Public History, offers a great range of 'conversation starters' on a large number of topics relevant to History Extension.


The Simpson Prize click here
A research, source use and extended writing task. Easily adapted.

Australians at War - Radio Program, Teaching History, June 2016 click here
An assessment task requiring students to create a radio program.

HTAA Learning Sequences click here
3 source-based learning sequences to suit a number of areas of Year 9-10 History. A number of these units can also be adapted for use with Elective History, Preliminary Modern History or History Extension.

Rights and Freedoms - Film Study, Teaching History, March 2015 click here
Discussion and research activities for the film Salute.

Industrial Revolution - Research Task, Teaching History, December 2014 click here
A multimedia research presentation.



The Aztecs click here
This chapter from an older text may be useful for narrative detail and activities. The historiography can be critiqued.

Ancient China, Teaching History, September 2014 click here
A geography mapping activity for ancient China.





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