Teachers and students, get help with new AUS Curriculum requirements

State Library has initiated an online tagging bonanza for the new Australian curriculum to help teachers and students access Queensland’s primary source materials that are now part of today’s learning requirements.

With a simple click in One Search, State Library’s online catalogue, teachers and students can go right to grade-level resources under “Tags.” Go to the catalogue, click on “Tags” and do a search for “curriculum.”

AUS curriculum tags in SLQ's catalogue

For example, under  tags for “aus curriculum yr 10”, dozens of search returns come up which include resources for history of the modern world from 1918 to the present, as outlined in the new curriculum.  Search results provide unique Queensland information about the 1967 Referendum, stolen generation stories, and Quentin Bryce’s response to the Apology, to name just a few.

Teachers and students can also add tags as they find content, either by using an existing tag or by creating a unique one that will help spread the word to others. To add tags, you must be logged into your account.  To tag, and to access ebooks and databases, you will need a Queensland public library card or a State Library e-services card.  You can apply for the e-services card.

State Library staff are often asked if the tagged resources can be downloaded.  The answer is “Yes” -   materials can be downloaded and used in the classroom for educational purposes under Australian copyright law. You may use material on the State Library catalogue for the purposes of private study, research, and criticism and review without permission. We ask that you acknowledge State Library of Queensland when you use material from our website or catalogue. This material may not be reproduced or re-used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without written permission of the copyright holder.

Read more about tagging information and other searching tips in the help area.

Submitted by Catherine Cottle and Desmond Crump, State Library of Queensland

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