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Humanities and social sciences / Year 5 / Inquiry and skills / Researching

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Curriculum content descriptions

Sequence information about people‚Äôs lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI097)

Elaborations
  • compiling an annotated timeline to show the key stages of a development (for example, significant events in the development of their community, their region or state)
  • creating flowcharts that show the stages of a process (for example, steps in an electoral process such as a class vote or a local council election; the sequence of safety procedures that can be used to mitigate the effects of bushfire or flood, the sequence of actions in a recycling system)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Chronological order,  Historical periods

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Journeys and Connections

This resource displays objects related to stories of migration to Australia. Students locate and research relevant objects in their own community and create a digital story of migration. The resource uses objects from the Australian Journeys exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

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Citizenship: Let's talk recognition

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 28-page pdf about citizenship learning, how citizenship is shaped by social and cultural forces, and how it relates to Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Beginning with a historical summary and ...

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Come sit in a dinosaur's footstep

Explore an extinct landscape along the Kimberley coastline and discover huge dinosaur footprints, frozen in time. Sauropods, ornithopods, theropods and many more dinosaurs left their tracks here 130 million years ago. Scientists are investigating fossilised trackways in the Broome Sandstone for clues about the past, helped ...

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Ancient fish out of water

See fossil evidence of the largest Devonian lobe-finned fish ever found. Known as the Age of the Fishes, the Devonian period marks an important time in the evolution of land animals. Find out why this fossil is an important find.

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Fossils and the Earth's past

Imagine what the world looked like hundreds of millions of years ago. Watch this clip to discover how fossils are preserved and what they tell us about the Earth's past. Find out about trilobites, an intriguing, ancient creature that lived in the sea during the Cambrian period. Their fossils are a piece of the past helping ...

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Primary history: presentation

These seven learning activities focus on presentation using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware) and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers ask students to present their historical ...

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Secondary history: historical inquiry - research

These seven learning activities focus on research using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide appropriate guidance and scaffolds ...

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Graptolite fossils - item 5

This is a colour photograph of a graptolite fossilised in rock. This species is 'Clonograptus persistens'.

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Zygomaturus fossil skeleton

This is a colour photograph of a 'Zygomaturus tasmanicus' fossil skeleton. The skeleton is a museum specimen and has been braced with metal rods. It is displayed in a standing posture.

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Diprotodon fossil skull

This is a colour photograph of a fossil skull of 'Diprotodon optatum'. It is a museum specimen and has been mounted on a frame.

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Trilobite fossil

This is a colour photograph of a fossil trilobite of the genus 'Kolihapeltis'.

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Graptolite fossils - item 1

This is a colour photograph of graptolites fossilised in rock. These are specimens of 'Pendeograptus fruticosus'. The figures visible on the rock are cataloguing numbers.

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Feather fossil

This is a colour photograph of a feather fossilised in mudstone. This specimen is from the Koonwarra fossil bed in the South Gippsland region of Victoria. This fossil shows detail of the feather structure, including the central shaft and attached barbs.

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Fish fossil

This is a colour photograph of an ancient fish ('Wadeichthys oxyops') fossilised in mudstone. This specimen is from the Koonwarra fossil bed in South Gippsland, Victoria. The fins, tail and body scales of the fish are clearly visible. Museum cataloguing numbers are written on the rock.

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Dinosaur fossil bone

This is a colour photograph of a fossil bone set against a black background. This bone is an opalised fossil of a femur, or thigh bone, of a hypsilophodont dinosaur. The blue colouration of this opalised fossil bone is clearly visible.

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After school: analogue and digital

Help Neo get home from school. Put analogue clocks showing on the quarter-hour times in the correct order. Match the times on the digital clocks with those on the analogue clocks. Match the time words to the clocks. Put pictures in the correct sequence and match them to the clocks. Watch what Neo does after school as time ...

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Egyptian worker ushabtis, 945-715 BCE

This is a worker ushabtis, made at some stage between 945 and 715 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with a blue glaze finish. The figure is shown wearing a headdress and 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. The body is wrapped in bandages with only the head and arms visible, crossed left over ...

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Egyptian overseer ushabtis, 1070-712 BCE

This is an overseer ushabtis, made in Egypt sometime between 1070 and 712 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with an exterior pale turquoise-blue glaze. The figure is shown wearing a short headdress and black painted 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs are handpainted ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: chronology of events from 1829

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' contains a chronology of events leading to the establishment of South Australia. It covers the period from 1829 to the departure of the first ships on their voyage to the new province in February 1836. The timeline contains links to detailed information about ...