Tweets of the Week

A busy week for me with two essays due but now done and dusted. Interestingly, one was on whether the frontier conflicts in Australia could be described as ‘war’ (and whether it makes a difference). A couple of hours after submitting it, my wife points out a new book on the subject:

If you will excuse my high horse for a few seconds, part of my essay research led me back to the latest Australian Curriculum: History scope and sequence. No where in the Year 7-10 curriculum does it explicitly include ‘Aboriginal’. This is AUSTRALIAN History!!! If you will excuse me quoting myself (and hopefully it doesn’t ruin my Turnitin score!):

‘There will always be an ‘us and them’ in Australian society
for as long as we teach ‘us and them’ Australian History.’

The best of various WWI tweets this week was from The Atlantic: 45 photos, lots I’d not seen before, including ‘dazzle camouflage’ which I’d never even heard of.

 

 

Simon pretty much sums this one up:

 

And two options as to why I was completing essays this weekend:

 

Have a great week!

BT

Tweets of the Week

This is my first attempt at putting together a post on the tweets that had my attention for at least long enough to ‘favourite’. The plan is that by doing this, I will go back and read them, and by posting here, can tag and find them later.

The tweet of the week was the video ‘trailer‘ of the recently released illustrated book of  ’I was only 19‘ by John Schumann:

Coincidentally, I saw it the day after my sister gave me a copy of ‘Poems That Make Grown Men Cry‘. As a song, it is ineligible for the poetry anthology but it’s always guaranteed to make me tear up – especially, ‘Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon [July 21]; God help me, he was going home in June.’ (ie he should’ve gone home three weeks ago)

A very good find for those studying World War I was

Podcasts (with transcripts) from the Imperial War Museum’s sound collection ‘to bring you the voices of those who lived through the First World War.’ Covers all sorts of aspects of the war:  the assassination, home front, Christmas Truce, Gallipoli, German Spring Offensive … Brilliant.

I got the spark to spend late Sunday night putting this together thanks to @teachertoolkit who tweeted the day following my initial ‘I should do a Tweets of the Week’ idea.

And, finally, one I found myself whilst trawling YouTube:

Well, I got it started. Now I know that I’m doing this, I’ll know to keep an eye out for more great education and history tweets.

Follow me @dphistorycom for History & Education tweets and my newly started account @tokbits for Theory of Knowledge.

Have a great week!

BT