A good novel to accompany this unit.
A class is asked to each research a hero or villain, which leads to much discussion about what it means to be a hero. Through their research they are inspired to act heroically by standing up to a school bully. Contains examples of biographical writing from the various students.
They Shaped Australia by Aisling Marlor
Call Number: 920.094 MAR
Social, Political and Business Leaders
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Mary's Australia by Pamela Freeman
Call Number: 271 MAR
Meet Mary MacKillop by Sally Murphy; Sonia Martinez (Illustrator)
Call Number: PB MUR
Century of Australian Prime Ministers by Joanne Holliman
Call Number: 994.009 HOL
Edith Cowan: A Quiet Woman of Note by Hazel Edwards
Call Number: 920 COW
So You Want to Be Prime Minister by Nicolas Brasch