Educational Resources

Our School and Community Outreach programs are tailored to match the innovative research of their geographical node, but we are working to make the resources developed by our Educational Outreach Officers more broadly accessible to communities and educators across Australia.

    • Fanny Balbuk Yooreel Resources

      Fanny Balbuk Yooreel Resources

      This collection of school resources designed for students from years 3 - 11 focuses on indigenous histories, emotions, voices and legacies. Students explore how the powerful, emotional story of Fanny Balbuk Yoreel and her experiences as a Whadjuk yorga, enabling students to see the history of the Perth region in fresh ways. Lesson plans, worksheets and extension activities are provided, along with links to the WA Curriculum.

    • 'The Vault' Online Emotions Adventure Game

      'The Vault' Online Emotions Adventure Game

      This game concept involves a futuristic world, a lone survivor, and a first person quest for the understanding of emotions throughout history. The audience will reveal story elements as they play and be rewarded with a richly detailed narrative that will encourage deeper thinking about the crucial role that emotions have played in shaping our history.

    • 2018 Australian Curriculum Teacher Education Packs

      2018 Australian Curriculum Teacher Education Packs

      Years Foundation to 10

      This set of lesson plans has been developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at The University of Adelaide node and The University of Western Australia, based on the latest world-class research in Humanities (History, Art History and English) by the Centre's researchers all over Australia.

    • Creative Responses to Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800

      Creative Responses to Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800

      This resource celebrates the creative work by secondary and tertiary students who responded to Love: Art of Emotion (1400-1800) through imaginative writing and musical composition. It includes work by 14 passionate writers in Year 9/10 from a range of educational contexts and 17 Interactive Composition students from The University of Melbourne.

    • The Canoe Project: Stories from the Collection

      The Canoe Project: Stories from the Collection

      Gain a deeper understanding of the historical, cultural, social and emotional significance of items from the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) Collection through the display of artefacts and oral history films by six Victorian Aboriginal artists and activists. The project explores CHE and the KHT’s shared interests in how artefacts and objects can play a key role in symbolizing interactions and relationships, make links to community, and shape identities through embodied memories.

    • Eendracht: Unity, Accepting a World of Difference

      Eendracht: Unity, Accepting a World of Difference

      Zest Festival 2016 Education Pack

      An education resource of cross curriculum activities for primary and secondary students around the themes of explorers, Dirk Hartog, the Dutch East India Trading Company, Malacca, Dutch Golden Age art and harmony.

    • Taste and Desire: The Power of the Beautiful

      Taste and Desire: The Power of the Beautiful

      Zest Festival 2015 Education Pack

      This year, we explore the mysterious and alluring intoxication of new things: tea, silk, porcelain, ceremonies and access to new ways of thinking. While we focus on the human desire to attain new and beautiful things, we will also acknowledge the exchange of science, knowledge and innovation. Here we explore the role of fashion, art of origami, skill of flower arranging and crafting of fine objects.

    • The Colour Of Ritual, The Spice of Life: Faith, Fervour & Feeling

      The Colour Of Ritual, The Spice of Life: Faith, Fervour & Feeling

      Zest Festival 2014 Education Pack

      An education pack outlining curriculum thats celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Zuytdorp shipwreck and the cultural heritage of the Dutch East India Trading Company (VOC)in Western Australia. Each page includes classroom activities, ranging from large new projects to small suggestions on integrating these cultures into existing lessons.

    • Far From Home:  Adventures, Treks,  Exiles & Migration

      Far From Home: Adventures, Treks, Exiles & Migration

      Zest Festival Education Pack 2013

      This educational pack contains cross curriculum units for primary and secondary students and outlines a variety of suggested classroom activities around the themes of South Africa, VOC, and Western Australia.

    • The Melancholic Imagination

      The Melancholic Imagination

      A Continuing Professional Development Seminar for High School Teachers

      This live-streamed footage of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar provides an exciting opportunity to consider interdisciplinary connections and ideas that can be applied to senior high school teaching. Scholars give brief lectures of various aspects of Melancholy in a program of talks and readings that explore how melancholy has shaped the creative imagination from Dürer’s time to ours.

    • Listening to Shakespeare’s Foreigners

      Listening to Shakespeare’s Foreigners

      A workshop for Secondary School English and Drama Teachers

      Professor Jonathan Gil Harris of Ashoka University leads this teacher development workshop hosted by The University of Queensland exploring issues of foreignness and otherness in Shakespeare's plays, and how we 'hear' these differences in the text. A lot of attention paid recently to the physical appearance of Shakespeare’s foreigners, and how skin colour or other visible markers of difference would have been staged in his theatre and/or should be staged in the present. But how does Shakespeare also make his foreigners – Othello, Caliban, Aaron, Don Armado, the Prince of Morocco, Fluellen, Macmorris, even the Scottish Witches – sound different, and how this can be effectively explored in the classroom.

    • Teaching Twelfth Night

      Teaching Twelfth Night

      A resource of emotion based activities for Secondary English Teachers on Shakespeare's beloved 'Twelfth Night, or What You Will' draws on a history of emotions to tease out relationships between characters and engage students through a variety of learning styles.

    • Fires of Emotion

      Fires of Emotion

      A teaching resource history lesson for year eight students. Students can compare sources from two famous fires - the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009 - analyse sources, compare the results, and draw a conclusion. The lesson is concluded with students reviewing the activity for weaknesses in the research process.

    • Fire Stories

      Fire Stories

      (A history lesson for year three students.)

      In this activity, students consider a range of primary historical sources about fire. These include extracts from novels, letters, court reports, a radio play, written memoirs, and video clips. Students consider the attitudes towards fire in 18th and 19th century Britain, such as the association of fire with home and comfort, and compare these ideas to attitudes about fire in early Colonial Australia, in which bushfires were a deadly threat. They also consider common ideas around fire across time, such as community and togetherness. Students then consider attitudes towards fire in our community today, and finally respond by drawing pictures that are narratives about fire.

    • True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works

      True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works

      This education resource is designed for teachers, middle and upper secondary students and teachers of the Visual arts, Psychology, and English. It offers a range of starting points to consider in response to the True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works exhibition. Selected artworks and historical links are introduced with accompanying practical tasks and topics for discussion in relation to relevant curriculum areas. In addition to learning activities, the resource includes an introduction to the: exhibition, artist’s biography, glossary of key terms, and references. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the exhibition and the exhibition catalogue.

    • Shakespeare and Emotion, Then and Now

      Shakespeare and Emotion, Then and Now

      Educational resources for Secondary School English and Drama Teachers. Shakespeare was a master of emotion- a writer who could understand and articulate human emotion in unusually modern terms, prompting - even now - intense emotional responses. This resource explores how emotion, as it was understood in Shakespeare's time and in ours, conditions Shakespeare's work and assures its continued relevance to contemporary audiences.

    • CHE Histories of Emotion

      CHE Histories of Emotion

      This blog documents the process of researching emotions from the perspective of the Australian humanities. It tells the unfolding story of our research into the ‘histories of emotion’ across time and place, and archives some of our own emotional lives as early-career researchers in that process. Written by our postdoctoral fellows, the blog offers insights into our exciting new research.

    • Trail of Feelings

      Trail of Feelings

      Trail of Feelings is an interactive walking trail developed in collaboration between the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Koorie Heritage Trust.