Welcome to Eureka! Some time ago, desperate to teach Australian history to my three Australian boys I set out to find the packeted curriculum that would meet our learning needs. After all, why reinvent the wheel? I'm not the reinventing-wheel type. All it had to be was ....
Advance Australia Fair
Before you begin, get hold of the following two resources which I have relied heavily upon:
Big Book of Aussie History for Kids, by Peter Macinnis
This is a beautifully written and published walk through Australian history. Packed full of interesting pictures and details. It's even won an award... for you living-book types.
Addendum: Unfortunately, this 2nd edition (2015) is currently out of print, which is a real shame, but they will be releasing a new edition in 2017. So the best thing to do if you want a copy now, is to go to booko.com.au, and search for the title there. I suspect that some suppliers claiming to stock it may not, so it would be worthwhile calling your order through to ensure they actually have it. Otherwise, your local library should have a copy in the short term.
My Place: Complete Series 1 and 2, by the ABC
This is a DVD set containing more than 20 episodes of dramatised goodness. Not attempting to tell true stories, but portray the time and culture of the time through the eyes of the children. Fantastic as a stand alone resource or used in conjunction with the myplace.edu.au website!
None of the pages here are ever sponsored. eureka! is intended to be a source of inspiration and a hub of economical resources that make teaching a joy. However, purchasing products through my direct links to Booktopia may provide a percentage towards the support of this domain. This virtual space costs real money!
Booktopia has a great range of great priced products. Shipping is a flat rate Australia wide and arrives within a couple of days. I have no hesitations in recommending it to you, too.
A bit about me
Hi! My name is Kirsty and I've been homeschooling in Brisbane for almost five years. I have three energetic boys, who I will collectively refer to as the Wild Colonial Boys, and individually as Boy7, Boy8 and Boy 12. We have seriously loved the lifestyle afforded by homeschooling. I seriously love Jesus and when school's out, I relish the chance to read, cook, and experiment with sauerkraut... I'd love to hear from you!