teaching history

The truth about Terra Nullius and why First Nations people say Tudge is wrong to say we need optimism

By Olivia Johnston, Libby Jackson-Barrett and Christine Cunningham

Australia’s federal Minister for Education, Alan Tudge, will not endorse the  draft national curriculum for secondary teachers of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) because  the changes are “overly negative”and could teach kids a hatred of their Country” (ABC 2021).   But from a First Nations perspective, the time has come to speak the truth about what

Why Alan Tudge is now on the history warpath

By Naomi Barnes

Australian children will never defend the country if the draft history curriculum is adopted. That’s the takeaway from the Federal Education Minister Allan Tudge’s speech to the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) on Friday.  The minister called for yet another curriculum reform to ensure “a positive, optimistic view of Australian history”.  His reasoning? “Individual students

Alan Tudge’s understanding of our history deserves a fail

By Keith Heggart, Peter Brett and Sophie Fenton

The Federal Minister for Education Alan Tudge says the draft History and Civics and Citizenship curriculum is not

Embracing the past: creatively using millennials’ growing interest in ceremonies of commemoration

By Alison O'Grady

This week many teachers will be turning their attention to the next event in the school calendar, the