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:
— ABC NorthernTasmania (@abcnorthtas) May 5, 2014
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.
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) April 28, 2014
Simon pretty much sums this one up:
— Simon McKenzie (@connectedtchr) May 3, 2014
And two options as to why I was completing essays this weekend:
— Studies Weekly (@studiesweekly) May 3, 2014
A tired teacher is a powderkeg waiting for a match. Douse your explosive potential with the water of sleep. Tough but true.
— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) April 29, 2014
Have a great week!