Analysing First and Second Hand Accounts- Australian events

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I hope that you find this resource helpful with explicit teaching of first and second-hand accounts of an event. They have been based on Australian events for use in Australian schools, or if you are studying Australia as a unit of work.

Extensive research has gone into each passage and they have been written to fit the purpose of this teaching focus

There are prompt cards, language analysis charts, comparison templates, links to footage of the events on YouTube, links to some fantastic resources to practise this challenging activity (including power points)

Topics covered

Cliff Young wins the Westfield Ultra Marathon

Cathy Freeman wins Gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics

The opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Australia II wins the America's cup

The opening of the Sydney Opera House

Jessica Watson sails solo around the world

Thredbo Landslide disaster

Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin

Kevin Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generation

Linked to Australian outcomes