Humanities and social sciences / Year 7 / Inquiry and skills / Questioning

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Curriculum content descriptions

Construct significant questions and propositions to guide investigations about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI152)

Elaborations
  • developing and revising questions to frame, guide and redirect geographical, historical and social inquiries or stages of an enterprise project
  • developing a range of different types of questions for specific purposes including follow-up questions that deepen understandings (for example, questions to design and revise the stages of an enterprise project, questions to test the validity of assumptions, questions that evaluate decisions and opinions, questions about protocols and sensitivities)
  • making propositions to be tested through a research process
  • appreciating that there may not be a definitive answer to an inquiry question
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Research questions,  Propositions

Teacher resource

Ancient Roman empire

This is a collection of digital resources including image galleries, short videos and computer-generated re-creations for year 7 history. It has been designed specifically for depth studies on Investigating the ancient past and The Mediterranean world (Rome), with an emphasis on investigating primary and secondary sources. ...

Teacher resource

Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum Year 7 unit of work

This unit of work deals with key concepts relating to Australia's federal Parliament specifically the question 'How is Australia's system of democratic government shaped by the Constitution?' It contains lessons, differentiated activities, assessment items and a marking rubric.

Interactive Resource

Syllabus Bites: Explore a source

This resource is a webpage with information, study guide and resources on the process of analysing and evaluating historical sources to support Stage 3, 4 and 5 HSIE and the Australian Curriculum: History.

Teacher resource

Ancient Greece: staff room

This is a rich teacher resource about ancient Greece. It contains sixteen background information sheets; eight lesson plans for whole-class discussions to introduce particular topics; eight inquiry-grid worksheets for gathering information; and eight follow-up lesson plans for activities that extend the content. The Staff ...

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Water is life

This is an extended teaching and learning module containing six tasks with an activity sheet, fact sheet and hyperlinks to further resources that introduce students to how the world's water supply is used and by whom. The module uses a variety of inquiry teaching strategies that allow students to explore the topic for general ...

Assessment resource

Year 7 history assessment - Investigating the ancient past: A history mystery

This is an assessment package that uses the Year 7 Australian Curriculum history achievement standard to gather evidence about how well students have demonstrated what they know, what they understand and what they can do for the depth study 'Investigating the Ancient Past' (between 60 000BC–c.650 AD). Using the context ...

Teacher resource

Australia's wheat exports to Asia

This learning activity consists of a series of online resources supporting students to engage, explore and reflect on Australia's wheat industry and its connections to countries of the Asia region. Students analyse data and information to identify how the Australian wheat industry has responded to the demands of the Japanese ...

Teacher resource

Wild backyards: plan a study

This is a web page produced by the Queensland Museum about how to plan a biodiversity assessment within a school or local community, which includes an embedded 4-minute introductory video. The video is supported by links to a transcript of the video, a Backyard explorer leader's guide, a Backyard explorer user's guide, ...

Teacher resource

First Australians: telling our Indigenous stories

In this unit of work students are asked to consider how the National Museum of Australia’s First Australians gallery presents Indigenous cultures and history. The unit includes a number of activities that help students explore the stories and experiences of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

Teacher resource

Exploring the Australian of the Year Awards

The inquiry unit provides a sequence of investigations that asks students to consider the history of the Australian of the Year Awards and the gallery of outstanding Australians that the Awards celebrate. Students use a variety of primary and secondary source materials to explore how Australia's changing perspectives on ...