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Watch the collection of videos on archaeology.
Primary Sources vs Secondary Sources
What is History?
'History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.' Napoleon Bonaparte
History is the study of humanity. Students of history investigate the events, ideas and people of the past.
the way people lived
how they thought
how and why their way of life developed and changed
how these changes affected them
how our lives today have been shaped by the people of the past (how they changed us!)
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Prehistoric Giants: The Megafauna of Australia by
Call Number: 560.994 CLO
Australians All: A History of Growing Up from the Ice Age to the Apology by
Call Number: 994 WHE
Ancient Australia by
Call Number: 994 KIN
Bone Detectives - a series of DVDs from the Discovery channel
DIG: A simulation of the archaeological reconstruction of a vanished civilization - a PDF file containing the class activity; download from the library catalogue
View the Scootle resources linked to this topic in the Australian Curriculum.
Books in our Library on Archaeology
The Atlas of of World Archaeology by
Call Number: 930.1 ATL
Call Number: 930.1023 INS
Awesome Archaeology by
Call Number: 930.1 ARN
set of five books: Temple of the Sun; The Gladiator's Secret; The Ancient Greek Treasure; The Dinosaur Skull and The Mammoth's Tomb
Lost and Found
set of three books: Pompeii and Other Lost Cities; Tutankhamun and other lost tombs; The Titanic and other lost ships
History Detectives: Archaeologists by
Call Number: 930.1023 SPI
Call Number: 393.3 CHR
Call Number: 393.3 MAL
Seven Wonders of the World
Call Number: 909 SEV