We offer a range of free resources for both primary and secondary students. The free resources range from quick activities, educational games through to full case studies. Select an activity to get started.
Who lived here first and how do we know?
PRIMARY SCHOOL CASE STUDY
Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for thousands of years. There were hundreds of different groups or tribes speaking many different languages. They lived in different parts of Australia – coastal, desert, flat plains and tropical areas.
The Aboriginal people used the landscape for everything – for food, clothing, shelter, tools, medicines and belief systems. But how can we find out what their lives were really like 40,000 years ago?
The Eureka Rebellion – could you have stopped it from happening?
SECONDARY SCHOOL CASE STUDY
Students take on the persona of the people involved in trying to make a living on the goldfields and deciding whether to be involved in the Eureka Rebellion. They have to make crucial decisions. They are given choices and know that consequences will flow from their decisions. In this exercise students see that at every stage in the story there were alternatives that might have been available, but were, for whatever reason, not taken. It engages students with some key historical ideas — empathy, causation, values, motivation and consequences.
Australian History Mysteries Quiz
How many people and events in Australian history do you know? Perhaps more than you think! Play solo or with a mate.
Can you strike it rich during the goldrush?
This decision-maker game about people’s experiences on the gold fields in the nineteenth century helps you understand some of the experiences faced by hundreds of thousands of people during the Australian gold rush period in the second half of the nineteenth century. Choose as avatar and get started!
This Day In History
Start your day off with a quick activity that helps students investigate Australian historical events in the context of world history.
Walking in the footsteps of the Condah Anzacs
Walking in the Footsteps of the Condah Anzacs is a multimedia education resource to help middle secondary students explore the Year 9 in depth study — World War I (1914-1918)