Historical Inquiry and Literacy
Primary Conference
Brush Up Your Australian History
May 2014
Marion Littlejohn
Year 3
Level Description
Community and Remembrance
Moving from the heritage of their local area, students explore the hist...
My Place traces the history of
one small part of Australia and
the people who have
lived there, from the Dreaming
until th...
http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/myplace/
http://www.anzacwebsites.com/publications/books.htm
Books that deal with the Gallipoli campaign and the Anzac legend: list...
Local statues
Year 4
Level Description
First Contacts
Beginning with the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,
stude...
This is the story of a goat and a
young boy on board The Endeavour,
experiencing the voyage of a lifetime
as they sail aro...
The Goat Who Sailed the World Pharaoh
They Came On Viking Ships Valley of Gold
Hitler's Daughter A War for Gentlemen
Tom A...
Year 5
Level Description
The Australian Colonies
The Year 5 curriculum provides a study of colonial Australia in the 1800s...
Download Teaching kits from
http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/education/
The Settlement of Victoria
A Year 5 AusVELS: History Unit
S.T. Gill, Surveyors, in The Australian Sketchbook, Hamel & Ferg...
WHO? WHAT? WHEN?
WHERE? WHY? HOW?
Deeper Inquiry Questions
•What do you see?
•What do you think about that?
•What does it ...
How reliable is this as a piece of historical evidence?
Where is this scene?
When was this drawn?
Why do you think Gill
dr...
Using these images, in any order, create a
story that tells the adventure of a character
from the Victorian goldfields.
Using these images, in any order, create a
story that tells the adventure of a
character from the Victorian goldfields.
Select 4 – 6 contemporary images from the 1850s.
Use them to illustrate the adventure of a fictitious
character on the Vic...
Year 6
Level Description
Australia as a nation
The Year 6 curriculum moves from colonial Australia to the development of
A...
The night the Prime Minister announced on
the radio that Australia was at war Lola was
nine years old. Her mum cried. Alth...
More challenging books
of Historical fiction are
useful to engage
confident readers.
$ 30 00 each
Order online at
http://www.teachersuperstore.com.au/product/australian-curriculum/all-you-need-
to-teach-hist...
Primary Conference Sovereign Hill History & Literacy 2014
Primary Conference Sovereign Hill History & Literacy 2014
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  • Classroom activities available at http://www.walkerbooks.com.au/statics/dyn/1218001059961/My-Place-Classroom-Ideas.pdf
  • http://www.anzacwebsites.com/publications/books.htm
  • Comments taken fromhttp://www.kids-bookreview.com/2010/04/review-goat-who-sailed-world.htmlTeacher guide available online athttp://www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/ommoverride/teacher_guide_goat_sailed.pdf
  • Nanberry; It's 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as one of their own. This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world - one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo. No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl, saved from the death penalty, to become a great lady in her own right.
  • Click on image for hyperlink to Sovereign Hill education Teaching Kits pagePeninsular Grammar trialled this kit in 2013 and loved it. Loved the links to Buckley and the local area
  • http://www.teachersuperstore.com.au/product/australian-curriculum/all-you-need-to-teach-history/
  • Primary Conference Sovereign Hill History & Literacy 2014

    1. 1. Historical Inquiry and Literacy Primary Conference Brush Up Your Australian History May 2014 Marion Littlejohn
    2. 2. Year 3 Level Description Community and Remembrance Moving from the heritage of their local area, students explore the historical features and diversity of their community as represented in symbols and emblems of significance, and celebrations and commemorations, both locally and in other places around the world. Key inquiry questions • Who lived here first and how do we know? • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained? • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community? • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?
    3. 3. My Place traces the history of one small part of Australia and the people who have lived there, from the Dreaming until the present day. As time passes children describe their homes, their families, their pets, and their special celebrations. The constant sources of renewal in the landscape are the big tree and the creek (or canal).
    4. 4. http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/myplace/
    5. 5. http://www.anzacwebsites.com/publications/books.htm Books that deal with the Gallipoli campaign and the Anzac legend: lists and links to suppliers
    6. 6. Local statues
    7. 7. Year 4 Level Description First Contacts Beginning with the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, students examine European exploration and colonisation in Australia and throughout the world up to the early 1800s. Students examine the impact of exploration on other societies, how these societies interacted with newcomers, and how these experiences contributed to their cultural diversity. Key inquiry questions • Why did the great journeys of exploration occur? • What was life like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples before the arrival of the Europeans? • Why did the Europeans settle in Australia? • What was the nature and consequence of contact between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and early traders, explorers and settlers?
    8. 8. This is the story of a goat and a young boy on board The Endeavour, experiencing the voyage of a lifetime as they sail around the world. Based on information from the journals kept on board The Endeavour, The Goat Who Sailed The World provides an amazing insight into the tough reality of the life of the early explorers.
    9. 9. The Goat Who Sailed the World Pharaoh They Came On Viking Ships Valley of Gold Hitler's Daughter A War for Gentlemen Tom Appleby Convict Boy Macbeth and Son Walking the Boundaries Somewhere Around the Corner The Dog Who Loved A Queen A Rose for the Anzac Boys The Camel Who Crossed Australia Queen Victoria's Underpants Oracle A Waltz for Matilda Nanberry: Black Brother White A Day to Remember Pennies for Hitler Queen Victoria's Christmas The Girl From Snowy River Other Historical stories by Jackie French
    10. 10. Year 5 Level Description The Australian Colonies The Year 5 curriculum provides a study of colonial Australia in the 1800s. Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony. They learn about what life was like for different groups of people in the colonial period. They examine significant events and people, political and economic developments, social structures, and settlement patterns. Key inquiry questions • What do we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know? • How did an Australian colony develop over time and why? • How did colonial settlement change the environment? • What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?
    11. 11. Download Teaching kits from http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/education/
    12. 12. The Settlement of Victoria A Year 5 AusVELS: History Unit S.T. Gill, Surveyors, in The Australian Sketchbook, Hamel & Ferguson (1864), Gold Museum Collection Sovereign Hill Education 2012 Classroom Activities http://education.sovereignhill.com.au/teachers/teaching-kits/
    13. 13. WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? HOW? Deeper Inquiry Questions •What do you see? •What do you think about that? •What does it make you wonder? Key Inquiry Questions begin with
    14. 14. How reliable is this as a piece of historical evidence? Where is this scene? When was this drawn? Why do you think Gill drew this sketch? Is this a primary or secondary source? ] John Alloo's Chinese restaurant, main road, Ballarat. 1855-56 Image courtesy of The Gold Museum Ballarat What is happening in the scene?Who can you see?
    15. 15. Using these images, in any order, create a story that tells the adventure of a character from the Victorian goldfields.
    16. 16. Using these images, in any order, create a story that tells the adventure of a character from the Victorian goldfields.
    17. 17. Select 4 – 6 contemporary images from the 1850s. Use them to illustrate the adventure of a fictitious character on the Victorian gold fields.
    18. 18. Year 6 Level Description Australia as a nation The Year 6 curriculum moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation, particularly after 1900. Students explore the factors that led to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship over time. Students understand the significance of Australia’s British heritage, the Westminster system, and other models that influenced the development of Australia’s system of government. Students learn about the way of life of people who migrated to Australia and their contributions to Australia’s economic and social development. Key inquiry questions • Why and how did Australia become a nation? • How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century? • Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come? • What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?
    19. 19. The night the Prime Minister announced on the radio that Australia was at war Lola was nine years old. Her mum cried. Although the fighting was far away our lives were changed forever. We had air raid drills at school and knitted socks to send to the soldiers. American soldiers arrived and the first hamburger shop opened. We held concerts for the War Effort and rolled bandages for the Red Cross. Lola's brother George went off to fight and nothing was the same for those of us who stayed at home. “In Flanders Fields’ is the amazing story of a young soldier at war. Peering through a periscope, he sees a small robin caught helplessly in the wire. Cautiously he steps out of the trench, on to ‘No Man’s Land’, and heads towards the trapped bird…… Based on a true story from World War 1. Picture story books are useful for reluctant readers.
    20. 20. More challenging books of Historical fiction are useful to engage confident readers.
    21. 21. $ 30 00 each Order online at http://www.teachersuperstore.com.au/product/australian-curriculum/all-you-need- to-teach-history/ These stimulating books provide a comprehensive toolkit for teaching Australian Curriculum: History. - See more at: http://www.teachersuperstore.com.au/product/a ustralian-curriculum/all-you-need-to-teach- history/#sthash.vhHiSTld.dpuf

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