About This Website
This website is a joint project of the Australian
and New Zealand American Studies Association (ANZASA) and Australasian
high school teachers. The project was developed at a one day conference
in July 2005 organized by Douglas Craig of the Australian National University
and supported by the United States Embassy.
The aim of the site is to provide resources to encourage
and enrich the teaching of the history of the United States in high
schools in Australia and New Zealand. The site authors are historians
based in universities and teachers, who work in teams to develop resources
on particular topics that appear in Australian state and New Zealand
curricula. The site provides both overviews and brief summaries of the
historiography of a topic, and a selection of short documents from the
rapidly proliferating resources available online that can be used in
the classroom - documents which are both crucial to an understanding
of the topic and likely to engage students.
At present, there are groups contributing to this site
working in five areas :
Anyone interested in contributing to the site should contact
the appropriate coordinator. We are also interested in feedback on the site; please give us yours here.
The overall project coordinators are Bruce
Dennett and Stephen
The site is hosted by ANZASA and the University of Sydney.
The webmaster is Stephen