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Humanities and social sciences / Year 3 / Inquiry and skills / Researching

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Curriculum content descriptions

Sequence information about people‚Äôs lives and events (ACHASSI055)

Elaborations
  • developing an annotated timeline (for example, a timeline of celebrations and commemorations)
  • creating visual representations of a sequence of events or happenings (for example, the stages involved in making decisions in a familiar context, such as a planning a class activity, the sequence of seasonal changes in different climates)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Chronological order,  Historical periods

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