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Year 10 Modern History

Date Published: 17/08/2021

Rights and Freedoms Resources

Year 10 Modern History students are currently undertaking research on the struggle for rights and freedoms in the Twentieth Century.  Largely, students have chosen to research human rights activism in Australia, the United States of America, and South Africa.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Documentary videos are a great way to be introduced to a topic. To assist students immersion in their research, we have created the following playlists on Clickview:

South Africa Rights and Freedoms –

US Rights and Freedoms –

Australian Rights and Freedoms –

For primary sources, we recommend investigating our state and national libraries and museums.  In particular, the educational resources curated by these national institutions provide some terrific material.

Curriculum Connect | State Library of Queensland (

Digital Classroom – Year 10 | National Library of Australia (

Rights and freedoms Defining Moments, 1945–present | Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom | National Museum of Australia (

Eddie Koiki Mabo’s papers – the history of the campaign for native title documented in this manuscript collection comprises litigation records from the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. The records include much rich material about the history, genealogy and land ownership of Mabo and other Torres Strait Islanders families.

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