Year 3.4 InquiryAustralian History
Big Idea Question - What isYour Task:Complete the process of Investigative Inquiry below
Sequence of LearningCreate a mind map of Inquiry as below in whatever available programs you have2008-2011_Photos_003.jpg Activity Student Sequence of Learning Checklist
Create a Concept Map planning ideas and needs for your Inquiry
  1. Investigate the ideas you have in regards to
Australia History ResourcesThis term we are investigating our Australian History and students will be investigating our history and perhaps our future.1. Wonderings - Place an entry into the Collaborative journal responding to the questions about our history.2. Go to and create a word cloud related to Australia and save this image into your folder for use later or adding to your portfolio.
Tuning In

Investigation for your Inquiry
  1. Open a PowerPoint and create slides to gather information about key areas of the Inquiry as your Learning Journal.
Finding Out
And Sorting Out

Experiments and Research
  1. Use the Interactives and sites here to gather information about AUSTRALIA– place your findings with ALT Print Screen captures into your workbook in Powerpoint and explain findings.
Investigations DREAMTIME SITESRock Paintings VideoAustralian Museum – great animated Dreamtime stories (about 5 mins each) eg. How the Water got to the Plains, The Two Wise Men and the Seven Sisters” etc. I was able to play these stories through the “box” but not my laptop – mustn’t have right version of something! art culture… (lots of stuff about Dreamtime and an example of a mandala with Dreamtime symbols) Dreaming Stories – 12 stories, interactive… Dreamtime assessment task??? the Gold Rush Interactive and navigate your way through the Goldfields.**Gold Rush Learning Path**

Design Documentary –Work with teams to coach how to use the tools indicated to the right.
  1. Create a Rock Painting using an available Paint program and use the Aboriginal symbols to create your story using these symbols – you need to be able to retell the events to an audience
Design a video movie collating all you have learned by saving your workbook as JPEGs – help document
Open Movie Maker and gather photos and images as well as slides from workbook and compile the visual components into Movie Maker
If time create an animation using 2Animate and save this as a GIF file and add to the movie to demonstrate a chemical change or change in matter
Going Further


Co Construct with students the best medium for communication of ideas and action eg. Publish on the My Classes page
Making Conclusions and Taking Action

Rubric Creation with students - ideas. Rubric
Create a rubric to assess the effectiveness of a documentary movie.

Life in Early Australia in Australia in 1790Convict Tales accounts of individual convicts listed under the ship on which theyarrived. History of Australia before 1901 account of Australian History before 1901.Convicts Australia history and genealogy links. Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney contains the history, life stories and images of many Indigenous men andwomen who have made great contributions to their people and their country. Life In Old Sydney Town website about life in Sydney Claim A Convict complete alphabetical listing of the convicts, male and female, transported toNew South Wales between 1793 and early 1800, giving place and date ofconviction, length of sentence, ship of transportation and some occupations. Australia\'s Second Fleet - 1790 about the arrival of the second fleet. National Library of Australia results on convict life in Sydney. Includes images and articles.