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Learning Resources

Educational resources for English, Human Society and Its Environment, and Languages
Watch our previous ARTiculate Talk Series webinars and listen to the podcasts below as our academics share their insights and highlight their latest research within our Faculty.

To access 2023 ARTiculate webinar recordings, please visit our ARTiculate Talk Series page.


English Standard, Advanced, and Extension

Close readings and contextual readings

Presenter: Dr Isabelle Hesse

Learning material: The slides and handout are available on request. 

Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)

Ancient History

Agrippina the Younger

Presenter: Dr Eleanor Cowan

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC Section 3 | Personalities in their Times

Learning material: Download a list of recommended reading (pdf, 217KB)

The Athenian Acropolis and Agora- Buildings, Society and Empire 

Presenter: Dr Stavros Paspalas

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC Section 2 | Ancient Societies

Learning material: Download a list of recommended reading (pdf, 152KB)

On-demand: Please contact us to access the recording.


Health Economics to support understanding of microeconomics

Presenter: Dr Rebecca McKibbin           

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC Topic 4 | Economic policies and management

The fiscal response to COVID and its impact         

Presenter: Associate Professor Aarti Singh

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC Topic 4 | Economic policies and management


Geography with Political Economy

Geographies of Capitalism

Presenter: Dr Gareth Bryant 

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC Topic 3 | People and Economic Activity

Society and Culture

Identity as a social concept

Presenter: Associate Professor Ruth Barcan

Stage 6 syllabus: Preliminary + HSC | Integrated Concepts

On-demand: Please contact us to access the recording.

Race, difference and popular culture

Presenter: Dr Jane Park 

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC | Depth study: Social Inclusion and Exclusion

On-demand: Please contact us to access the recording.


Popular and celebrity feminisms in the 21st century

Presenter: Dr Anthea Taylor

Stage 6 syllabus: HSC | Depth study: Belief Systems and Ideologies

On-demand: Please contact us to access the recording.


Social Media

Beyond panics towards connection, ethics and digital citizenship

Presenter: Professor Catharine Lumby and Dr Catherine Page Jeffery

Museum educational resources

Chau Chak Wing Museum Secondary Programs

Discover a range of education programs offered for all ages including early learners, primary programs and curriculum-based secondary programs. Take a virtual tour of the Museum, launched in collaboration with the Department of Education and the School of Humanities.

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Chinese in Context

The 'Xianxia' genre of fantasy TV dramas

Presenter: Dr Yu Sang

Stage 6 Syllabus: HSC | Contexts and texts

French Continuers and Extension

La Francophonie

Presenter: Dr Carolyn Scott

Stage 6 Syllabus: Preliminary + HSC | French-speaking communities

The recording includes an information session on the Sciences Po Dual Degree.


Object Matters

Chau Chak Wing Museum

Join Dr Craig Barker as he and a guest discuss one item in detail from our collections of art, archaeology, natural history, science and culture.

Topics: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, English, Modern History, Visual Arts, Society and Culture

Listen to the podcasts

Reimagined Future

Sydney Environment Institute

Join us for Reimagined Futures, a seven-part podcast series produced by the Sydney Environment Institute, navigating the critical questions and myths surrounding life under a climate-changed future.

This podcast series will be exploring how some of the most impacted communities in the world are engaging in collective action to reimagine a just and sustainable future for all. 

Listen to the podcasts

Charlotte Gjedsted

External Engagement Officer, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement