National Library of Australia

For Teachers

These education activities are designed to assist students to expand their research, interpretation and critical questioning skills when using primary source material. Activities also aim to build students’ confidence in articulating and trusting their own values and tastes.

Education activities are targeted to meet the Curriculum Profiles for Australian Schools.

Activities can be adapted to the required learning level.

Lower primary

KLA – English Level 3 - David Griffin’s The Happiness Box

English Level 3 - Harold Lasseter’s diary

KLA – Visual Art Level 3 - James Barker Emery’s Sketches of Australian Fishes

Upper primary

KLA – Mathematics Level 4 - Don Bradman

KLA – Mathematics Level 4 - Our Bit” in the Great War

KLA – Technology Level 4 - Arnold Colom’s Zee-atlas

KLA – Mathematics Level 4 - The Holden car

KLA – Science Level 4 - William Bligh’s notebook

KLA – SOSE Level 4 - Bungaree and Flinders

Lower secondary

KLA - English Level 5 - Michael Leunig’s Street Football

KLA – Health and Physical Education Level 5 - Shane Gould’s diary

KLA – SOSE Level 5 - Governor Arthur’s proclamation

KLA - SOSE Level 5 - Qantas logbook

KLA SOSE – Level 5 - W.A. Crowder’s diary: the Overland Telegraph Line

KLA – Technology Level 5 - The Hills Hoist

KLA – English Level 5 - Raymond Stewart, POW

KLA – SOSE Level 5 - Photographs of the bombing of Darwin

KLA – SOSE Level 5 - Establishing the seat of Federal Government

KLA - SOSE Level 5 - Convict uniform

KLA – SOSE Level 5 - James Cook’s Endeavour journal

Upper secondary

KLA - English Level 7 - Ern Malley: telegram

KLA – Media Level 7 - W.G. Alma, magician

KLA – Visual Art, Media, Level 6 - Richard Daintree’s Queensland Album

KLA — English Level 7 - List of Darwin Evacuees

KLA – Arts Level 6 - Ned Kelly

KLA – Arts Level 6 - ‘Waltzing Matilda’