Thursday, May 10, 2018

HaSS at Richmond Primary School

 Presentations to download







Some useful HaSS links

Spatialworlds
GeogSpace
AC History Units
Geogaction
DECD Learning Resources for Australian Curriculum 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website

Geography Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of Australia
Legal Education Teachers Association SA (LETASA)
Business Educators Australia

Email contact:
malcolm.mcinerney@unisa.edu.au


* The Australian Curriculum Portal




A selection of HASS resources and links





 Being a Citizen: a resource for Civics and Citizenship programming



 South Australian Parliament teaching resources



The role of juries eBook (DECD Outreach Education)



Suffragettes site (DECD Outreach Education)


Discovering Democracy resources 




* Parliamentary Education Office resources





* A primary school resource from Parafield Gardens Primary School for Civics and Citizenship




A primary school resource from Parafield Gardens Primary School for Economics and Business




* DECD Australian Curriculum: HASS resources 

The DECD "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource has been designed  to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: HASS.

As you can see below the resource to date includes a creative animation, broadsheets on the curriculum, sound bites and 'talking heads'.

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'



The HaSS curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.




Achievement Standards Charts and activities (soon to be updated for HaSS F-7)



* The RSLSA Virtual War Memorial

A great resource for commemoration activities, historical research and work on Australian identity in the Civics and Citizenship curriculum.




Changing Worlds: The South Australian Story (DECD Outreach Education resource)


 
* South Australian Aboriginal Cultural Studies Curriculum
http://dlb.sa.edu.au/tlsmoodle/enrol/index.php?id=83
Click on ACS Aboriginal Cultural Studies course, log on as a Guest and then in the next screen,enter password in reverse as mentioned.

* DECD Outreach Education



Some other useful DECD Outreach Education resources for the teaching of HaSS

Muslim Cameleers website: (South Australian Museum)




Curator’s Table: German migrants experiences in Australia during World War I web based resource:




iPad inquiry trails to be undertaken on site at the South Australian Maritime Museum:







Thursday, April 19, 2018

What do you really think?




You think what?


"A curriculum is not value-free, as values and attitudes cannot be divorced from content."

The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Geography January 2011

HASS subjects and their teaching is not value free. It is almost impossible not to be political in some way when discussing HASS topics.

As Robert Butler was quoted as saying in the Economist in 2010:

“It is getting harder and harder in conversation to raise one or other of the most basic subjects in geography—agriculture, glaciation, rivers and population—without a flicker of panic crossing the other person’s face. You are no longer talking about a neutral subject.”


HASS has the potential to be relevant, dynamic and challenging for students in the classroom through providing the opportunity to develop a political frame around what is taught. How can we teach about water, population, migration and climate change for example without challenging students to place the discussion in a political context – that is, what do you believe is right and what are the values and ethical beliefs that guide ones opinion on an issue. 


Here are two excellent classroom polling tools to have a look at and use in our tutorial



* Straw Poll 


  • Straw Poll is a great resource to find out in an anonymous way what the class thinks about the issues profiled in the 'What are your politics ' questionnaire we answered this week. 
  • Firstly here is some information on how to use Straw Poll
  • Click on the URL's below and select your response. 
Q1. Gun ownership   https://strawpoll.com/eds3xxsy

Q2. Abortion on demand  https://strawpoll.com/2bbw492w


Q3. Capital punishment   https://strawpoll.com/rg9xxh73


Q4. Corporal punishment  https://strawpoll.com/9gxrs9xc


Q5. Australian Republic  https://strawpoll.com/zpzf1y4w


Q6. Removal of the Union Jack from the Australian flag  https://strawpoll.com/h3erf2ds


Q7. Privatisation of public facilities  https://strawpoll.com/9zf9y57a


Q8. School uniform  https://strawpoll.com/g48g4hs4


Q9. Immigration   https://strawpoll.com/dx57zadw


Q10. Unemployed and community service  https://strawpoll.com/3xs2zsf3


Q11. Coupons and benefit payments  https://strawpoll.com/7w7825k5


Q12. Compulsory service for 19 Year olds https://strawpoll.com/351hxr6r


Q13.  Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.   https://strawpoll.com/7s5ek3p9


Q14. Removal of King Edward V11 statue  https://strawpoll.com/g5ada6c9


Q15.  Moving Australia Day  https://strawpoll.com/pr6x7ega



* Poll everywhere


Is a digital tool that is a wonderful way to get students involved (all students, not just the vocal and uninhibited) in discussion of a contestable nature is Poll Everywhere. The brilliant aspect of this program is that it is easy to use, is anonymous and inclusive of all, can be used and developed in real time in the classroom and provides instant feedback (graphs, word walls etc). The program gives all students a voice so that they can express their opinion without ridicule or embarrassment. The resulting graphs and graphics provide data for class research and discussion and can be archived for comparison over time presentations. As a tool it is a great interactive way to involve the geography class in some high order thinking and discussion. 
The brief video on the Poll Everywhere Home page gives an introduction to this free digital tool which can be used not only in the HaSS classroom but also with teachers in their professional learning in HaSS.Poll Everywhere is a great way to get discussion started in any gathering.  It is certainly worth the 30 minutes to get acquainted with the tool and make the learning more interactive for participants and create some inclusive and comprehensive data for contestable discussions.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

HaSS SA Presentation: Beyond Mel Gibson...



The 24 February HaSS SA Conference presentation called 
'Beyond Mel Gibson at Gallipoli!'

 The PowerPoint of the HaSS SA workshop presentation.
The workshop explored the potential to teach war and commemoration through historical conceptual thinking using research skills to develop authentic learning in the classroom. Learning about Australia’s involvement in the Great War, World War 2, Korean War and Vietnam War should be more than learning about chronology, battles and statistics. The Australian Curriculum: History provides the opportunity to connect students to the stories and events through conceptual thinking. At the same time the use of research skills to ‘find’ stories is a way to personalise the learning for students. During the workshop the Virtual War Memorial and the Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize will be profiled as examples of unique initiatives for students to participate in high quality historical research and to personally engage in learning about war beyond just learning ‘about’ the conflict involved.


Some ideas to get started with researching


* Naturally, visit the RSL Virtual War Memorial site at https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/ 
* Ask your family about an older family member or family friend who served or was involved in the conflict.
* Does your school have an Honour Board or Memorial Wall commemorating ex-students? 
* The first step for individuals who died during wartime will probably be to look them up on the Australian War Memorial website www.awm.gov.au where you will find lots of other useful links.  Start by going to ‘Research a person’ at www.awm.gov.au/research/people/ and entering either a name or service number. 
 * Research in your local library or local history museum for any local history accounts of an individual from your area participating in your selected conflict. 
* Visit the War Memorials in your local area to identify the names of locals who participated in your selected conflict. The RSL website links at www.rslsa.org.au/ may help you with this task. 
* Contact your local Returned & Services League (RSL) (www.rslsa.org.au/) to discuss the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize task and whether they can help your research.  The RSL is involved in the competition and have communicated details of the competition and study tour to all their branches.  Such personal contact could be invaluable in developing responses. 
* Visit the National Archives of Australia website at www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/army-wwi.aspx for detailed war records of individuals.
* Visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at www.cwgc.org/ for details  on overseas war cemeteries and graves.



The Premier's ANZAC Spirit School Prize blog
While you are on this blog (http://2016anzacprize.blogspot.com.au), take some time to read some amazing journal entries from the 2016 students who toured Vietnam and some background information on the Vietnam War provided to the students prior to departing.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Panalatinga Shared Staff Conference: HaSS Workshop


PowerPoint from the 2 June workshop

Some useful HaSS links

Spatialworlds
GeogSpace
AC History Units
Geogaction
DECD Learning Resources for Australian Curriculum 
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website

Geography Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of South Australia
History Teachers Association of Australia
Legal Education Teachers Association SA (LETASA)
Business Educators Australia

Email contact:
malcolm.mcinerney@sa.gov.au


* The Australian Curriculum Portal




A selection of HASS resources and links





 Being a Citizen: a resource for Civics and Citizenship programming



 South Australian Parliament teaching resources



The role of juries eBook (DECD Outreach Education)



Suffragettes site (DECD Outreach Education)


Discovering Democracy resources 




* Parliamentary Education Office resources





* A primary school resource from Parafield Gardens Primary School for Civics and Citizenship




A primary school resource from Parafield Gardens Primary School for Economics and Business




* DECD Australian Curriculum: HASS resources 

The DECD "Making the Australian Curriculum work for us' resource has been designed  to support the teaching and learning of the Australian Curriculum: HASS.

As you can see below the resource to date includes a creative animation, broadsheets on the curriculum, sound bites and 'talking heads'.

The Story of the learning areas animation. An excellent animation on 'What is Geography for'



The HaSS curriculum, year by year, all on one page in the Learning Area Explorer.




Achievement Standards Charts and activities (soon to be updated for HaSS F-7)



* The RSLSA Virtual War Memorial

A great resource for commemoration activities, historical research and work on Australian identity in the Civics and Citizenship curriculum.




Changing Worlds: The South Australian Story (DECD Outreach Education resource)


 
* South Australian Aboriginal Cultural Studies Curriculum
http://dlb.sa.edu.au/tlsmoodle/enrol/index.php?id=83
Click on ACS Aboriginal Cultural Studies course, log on as a Guest and then in the next screen,enter password in reverse as mentioned.

* DECD Outreach Education



Some other useful DECD Outreach Education resources for the teaching of HaSS

Muslim Cameleers website: (South Australian Museum)




Curator’s Table: German migrants experiences in Australia during World War I web based resource:




iPad inquiry trails to be undertaken on site at the South Australian Maritime Museum: