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  • Studying History at high school or college?
  • Want to improve your results on assessment tasks?
  • Need explanations and examples for difficult concepts like source analysis and evaluation?

History Skills provides you with a wide range of explanations, examples and scaffolds in order to help you get the most out of the subject.


Whether you need to develop your historical knowledge, learn source criticism skills, prepare for essays and exams, understand how to quote and reference sources, or even need to find primary and secondary sources online, you will find everything you need.

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Dan Snow's History Hit Deal for Australian Educators

Historian Dan Snow has generously provided a special access code for all Australian teachers and schools to his History Hit TV service. He is providing you with one month free and three months for only $1.


To take advantage of this, sign up using the code "ausedu" here:

History Skills Receives 'Outstanding History Teacher Award'

History Skills was humbled to receive an 'Oustanding History Teacher Award' from the Queensland History Teachers' Association at their annual conference on the 29th June, 2019. I would like to thank everyone for their support of the website over the last five years, which has made this possible.

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