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"History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students' curiosity and imagination. Awareness of history is an essential characteristic of any society, and historical knowledge is fundamental to understanding ourselves and others." - Australian Curriculum
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This week marks 100 years since the start of Australia's involvement in the First World War. At the time, very few people realised just how big an impact it would have on our country and the world. But how did it all happen? Here's Matt.

This week marks 100 years since the start of Australia's involvement in the First World War. At the time, very few people realised just how big an impact it would have on our country and the world. But how did it all happen? Here's Matt.

The first time a person was sent into space was an amazing achievement that paved the way for many more space success stories in the years after. Carl celebrates with a look back at our biggest space moments so far.

The first time a person was sent into space was an amazing achievement that paved the way for many more space success stories in the years after. Carl celebrates with a look back at our biggest space moments so far.

Did you know that weapons weren't the biggest killer at Gallipoli? More Aussie troops there died of disease whilst living in the trenches than whilst fighting. Here's Carl to find out a bit more about what life was like in the trenches during World War I.

Did you know that weapons weren't the biggest killer at Gallipoli? More Aussie troops there died of disease whilst living in the trenches than whilst fighting. Here's Carl to find out a bit more about what life was like in the trenches during World War I.

2015 is the 800th birthday of a document called the Magna Carta. Some people say it's one of the most important legal documents ever written. And while it's pretty old now you can still find traces of it in modern laws around the world. Here's Sarah to explain how it all came to be.

2015 is the 800th birthday of a document called the Magna Carta. Some people say it's one of the most important legal documents ever written. And while it's pretty old now you can still find traces of it in modern laws around the world. Here's Sarah to explain how it all came to be.

The 8th of March is International Women's Day. It's a cause for celebration but also a time to remember how hard things were for women in the past. Especially in the workplace.

The of March is International Women& Day. It& a cause for celebration but also a time to remember how hard things were for women in the past. Especially in the workplace.

Last week, Australia had a historic visitor, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. But while some people celebrated his visit others protested it.

Last week, Australia had a historic visitor, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. But while some people celebrated his visit others protested it.

2016 is the 31st running of the modern Olympic Games but did you know there have…

2016 is the running of the modern Olympic Games but did you know there have actually been many more Olympics than that? We travelled back in time to see where this huge competition first started.

This memorial is a bit different to the others here near the War Memorial because it's not dedicated to Australian soldiers. It's dedicated to the people they were fighting at Gallipoli, the Turks and their commander, Kemal Ataturk. So why would Australia honour their enemies with a memorial like this? Here's Eloise with the answer.

This memorial is a bit different to the others here near the War Memorial because it's not dedicated to Australian soldiers. It's dedicated to the people they were fighting at Gallipoli, the Turks and their commander, Kemal Ataturk. So why would Australia honour their enemies with a memorial like this? Here's Eloise with the answer.

At the end of June 2015 one extra second will be added to the day. It's called a leap second and it's designed to make sure the world's clocks are in sync with the turning of the Earth. Amelia found out more about it and had a brief look at the history of time.

At the end of June 2015 one extra second will be added to the day. It's called a leap second and it's designed to make sure the world's clocks are in sync with the turning of the Earth. Amelia found out more about it and had a brief look at the history of time.

Thursday the 6th of August marks 70 years since the first time nuclear weapons were used in war. The target was the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Another city called Nagasaki was hit a few days later. But what led up to this terrible event? And what has the world learnt from it? Here's Amelia with the answers.

Thursday the 6th of August marks 70 years since the first time nuclear weapons were used in war. The target was the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Another city called Nagasaki was hit a few days later. But what led up to this terrible event? And what has the world learnt from it? Here's Amelia with the answers.


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War Nurses - 11th of November is Remembrance Day. And at 11am all Australians are encouraged to stop and think about those who've served this country during times of war. Most people picture male soldiers during this time. But there were also thousands of women who put themselves in harm’s way to serve. One class recently decided to find out more about one of them- a nurse called Olive from World War I. Here's Matt with the story.

There were also thousands of women who put themselves in harm’s way to serve during the war. One class recently decided to find out more about one of them - a nurse called Olive from World War I.

The first time a person was sent into space was an amazing achievement that paved the way for many more space success stories in the years after. Carl celebrates with a look back at our biggest space moments so far.

The first time a person was sent into space was an amazing achievement that paved the way for many more space success stories in the years after. Carl celebrates with a look back at our biggest space moments so far.

At the end of June 2015 one extra second will be added to the day. It's called a leap second and it's designed to make sure the world's clocks are in sync with the turning of the Earth. Amelia found out more about it and had a brief look at the history of time.

At the end of June 2015 one extra second will be added to the day. It's called a leap second and it's designed to make sure the world's clocks are in sync with the turning of the Earth. Amelia found out more about it and had a brief look at the history of time.

Thursday the 6th of August marks 70 years since the first time nuclear weapons were used in war. The target was the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Another city called Nagasaki was hit a few days later. But what led up to this terrible event? And what has the world learnt from it? Here's Amelia with the answers.

Thursday the 6th of August marks 70 years since the first time nuclear weapons were used in war. The target was the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Another city called Nagasaki was hit a few days later. But what led up to this terrible event? And what has the world learnt from it? Here's Amelia with the answers.

Did you know that weapons weren't the biggest killer at Gallipoli? More Aussie troops there died of disease whilst living in the trenches than whilst fighting. Here's Carl to find out a bit more about what life was like in the trenches during World War I.

Did you know that weapons weren't the biggest killer at Gallipoli? More Aussie troops there died of disease whilst living in the trenches than whilst fighting. Here's Carl to find out a bit more about what life was like in the trenches during World War I.

2015 is the 800th birthday of a document called the Magna Carta. Some people say it's one of the most important legal documents ever written. And while it's pretty old now you can still find traces of it in modern laws around the world. Here's Sarah to explain how it all came to be.

2015 is the 800th birthday of a document called the Magna Carta. Some people say it's one of the most important legal documents ever written. And while it's pretty old now you can still find traces of it in modern laws around the world. Here's Sarah to explain how it all came to be.

This memorial is a bit different to the others here near the War Memorial because it's not dedicated to Australian soldiers. It's dedicated to the people they were fighting at Gallipoli, the Turks and their commander, Kemal Ataturk. So why would Australia honour their enemies with a memorial like this? Here's Eloise with the answer.

This memorial is a bit different to the others here near the War Memorial because it's not dedicated to Australian soldiers. It's dedicated to the people they were fighting at Gallipoli, the Turks and their commander, Kemal Ataturk. So why would Australia honour their enemies with a memorial like this? Here's Eloise with the answer.

On the 19th of February 1942 Darwin the capital of the Northern Territory was bombed by Japanese forces. It's still the biggest attack ever on Australian soil. Next weekend is the 75th anniversary of the bombing so we found out what it would have been like to be a kid in Darwin at the time.

On the 19th of February 1942 Darwin the capital of the Northern Territory was bombed by Japanese forces. It's still the biggest attack ever on Australian soil. Next weekend is the 75th anniversary of the bombing so we found out what it would have been like to be a kid in Darwin at the time.

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The year is Millions of Russians had been either killed or wounded. The Russian people were angry at Tsar Nicholas II for getting Russia into the war.

George Washington Biography (History for Kids) Educational Videos for Students Cartoon Network - YouTube

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