This article was written for teachers who were considering teaching the Ottoman Empire, which was a new topic introduced in the medieval section of the Australian Curriculum. It followed a study tour of Turkey by the author, and includes his own photos.
First published in the History Teachers of Victoria Bulletin in 2013
Until the early twenty first century, each State of Australia had developed its own curriculum, but during the first decade all the States and Territories, with bi-partisan support from the Federal Governments, decided to work towards an Australia-Wide Curriculum, first called the National Curriculum and then later the Australian Curriculum. The first four subject areas developed were English, Mathematics, Science and History.
This was a response to the first version of the History Curriculum.