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Humanities Education

This guide supports prep to year 12 humanities teaching, and humanities education research.

Teacher resources from Reading Australia


The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (2013)

Copyright Agency - Reading Australia: Teacher resource for The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Publisher's synopsis:

A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.


ANZAC centenary


War memorial

ANZAC: Let Silent Contemplation Be Your Offering by Devar  used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. 

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia's involvement in World War One.

This page collates a selection of the library's resources which align with the Australian Curriculum to support the teaching of conflict, ANZAC history and World War One. 

Free online resources


ANZAC themed apps



Remembering Them App by Big Sky Publishing

Provides a geo-coded list and historical descriptions of thousands of memorials, museums, shrines, statues, monuments, buildings, wartime bases, wartime facilities, war graves and other Australian sites that commemorate our wartime history.

Price: Free Devices: Apple, Android


Gallipoli: The first day by ABC

Watch and explore the events of Gallipoli as and where they happened in a 3D map space. From the first sightings of British Naval ships by Ottoman platoons and the unfolding chaos of the pre-dawn landings, to the ANZAC struggle to make gains in the unforgiving terrain.

Price: Free Devices: Apple, Android, Windows


Victoria Cross

The “Victoria Cross” Trail tells the story of the heroic deeds of soldiers from the British Empire on the battlefields of the north of France during the First World War.

Price: Free Devices: Apple, Android

  Diaries 14-8 by Westtoer

An old war diary found in an attic. Page after yellowed page telling of life in the trenches. Day after day. As told by British stretcher-bearer, Andrew Naylor. A powerfully moving eye-witness account.

Price: Free  Devices: Apple, Android

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