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Kay Bishop

Studies of Political Systems. Athenian Democracy in 5th Century BCE

Synopsis

This is a 67 page booklet (or CD) written to address the Queensland Studies Authority’s Senior Ancient History Syllabus. It explores the background to the growth of Athenian Democracy through the reforms of Solon and Cleisthenes and then examines the way the democratic system worked in Athens in the 5th century BCE. It also explores the question of how democratic the system really was. There is a wide range of primary source material with questions for students to work through and extensive text material to enhance student learning. It is a ‘remake’ of the earlier publication on Athenian Democracy with a much more extensive section on the strengths and weakness of sources and more textual background information. The CD has hyperlinks to take students easily from the Contents page to each chapter and there are hyperlinks to a glossary and to maps.

Kay Bishop

Studies of Conflict – Harold v William 1066

Synopsis

This booklet is a source based inquiry into the conflict between King Harold of England and William of Normandy, culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The organisation of the material is based on the Aspects of Inquiry, as set out in the Queensland Ancient History Syllabus. There are sections on the background to the conflict, the nature of the conflict itself, the consequences of the conflict and the strengths and weaknesses of the available sources. Each Chapter has a wide range of primary sources and tasks for students based on the sources.

Kay Bishop

Studies of Power – Augustus and the Rise of One Man Power in Rome

Synopsis

This is a 60 page inquiry into the nature of Augustus’ administration of Rome during the Principate. It has been written to meet the needs of the Queensland Ancient History Syllabus for the Senior School and is an investigation of Augustus’ rise to power, how he exercised this power and what effects this had on the Roman Republic. There is an extensive range of ancient sources used in this inquiry, with student tasks throughout the book. The approach is based on the Aspects of Inquiry from the Syllabus document and there is a lenghty chapter on the strengths and weaknesses of the various sources used. The inquiry focuses on the theme of power, how it is achieved and how it is used/manipulated.

QHTA Booklets

The Breakdown of the Roman Republic – The path of Violence. 

Synopsis

This is a thirty page booklet of source material with questions, connected by explanatory text. It is an inquiry based approach to the problems Rome faced during the second and first centuries BC and the impact of these on the Republican government.

QHTA Booklets

Women in Ancient Society

Synopsis

This is a comparative inquiry approach booklet of about 30 pages with primary sources, connecting text and questions based on the sources. The emphasis is on Ancient Greece and Rome but there is material on Egypt and some Near Eastern Societies.

QHTA Booklets

Classical Studies for Schools: Guide for History Teachers

Synopsis

These are sets of primary source materials with an accompanying teacher’s guidebook on Augustus, Alexander the Great, Roman Social Life, and Athenian Social Life. Teacher’s resource on Homer’s Odyssey.

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Links for Teachers

Scootle

scootle.edu.au

AC History Units

achistoryunits.edu.au

Australian Curriculum

australiancurriculum.edu.au

ACARA

acara.edu.au

Education Queensland

education.qld.gov.au

History Teachers’ Association of Australia

historyteacher.org.au

Joint Council of Queensland Teacher Assoc.

pa.ash.org.au/jcqta

National Centre for History Education 

hyperhistory.org

Parliament Education Office

peo.gov.au

Queensland Studies Authority

qsa.qld.edu.au

Screenrights

screenrights.org

Enhance Tv

enhancetv.com.au

Queensland Historical Teachers' Association

General Links

Albert Street Uniting Church
http://www.wmb.org.au
Caboolture Historical Village
http://www.historicalvillage.com.au
Caboolture Warplane Museum
http://www.caboolturewarplanemuseum.com
Cobb & Co Museum, Toowoomba
http://www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au
Macarthur Museum Brisbane
http://www.macarthurmuseumbrisbane.org
Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville
http://www.mtq.qld.gov.au
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum
http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Queensland Maritime Museum

http://www.maritimemuseum.com.au
Queensland Museum South Bank
http://qmuseum.qld.gov.au/education
R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum, University of QLD
http://www.uq.edu.au
The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich
http://www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au
Enhance TV
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ANZAC day Commemmoration Committee (QLD)
http://www.anzacday.org.au
Australasian Register of Living History Organisations
http://www.arlho.net
Australian Forest History Society
http://cres.anu.edu.au/environhist/afhsociety.html
Baptist Historical Society of Queensland
http://home.pacific.net.au/~dparker/qbhist.htm
Brisbane History Group
http://www.brisbanehistory.asn.au
Brisbane’s Living Heritage
http://www.brisbanelivingheritage.org
BrisBITES: history of Brisbane suburbs
http://www.brisbites.com
Cemeteries of Brisbane City
http://www.interment.net/aus/qld/brisbane.htm
Cornish Association of Queensland
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Genealogical Society of Queensland
http://www.gsq.org.au
Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland
http://www.hrcc.org.au
Historical Society of Cairns
http://www.cairnsmuseum.org.au/welcome.htm

The Indooroopilly and District Historical Society
http://www.ourindooroopilly.com
Museum of Brisbane
http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/MoB
Qld Association of Local and Family History Societies
http://www.historyqueensland.org.au
Qld Colonial and Heritage Dancers
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Queensland Family History Society
http://www.qfhs.org.au
Queensland Living History Federation
http://www.qlhf.org.au
Queensland Maritime Museum Association
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Queensland Prison and Penal History Association
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Queensland Scottish Association
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Redcliffe Historical Society
http://www.redcliffehistoricalsociety.com
Samford District Historical Museum
http://www.prccc.com.au/tourism/sfmuseum.htm
Royal Historical Society of Queensland
http://www.queenslandhistory.org.au

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