|Scooped by Amy Baker|
This Scoop it site includes resources for the Stage 3 strand Change and Continuity, in particular, Significant Events and People:
CCS3.1 “Explains the significance of particular people, groups, places, actions and events in the past in developing Australia’s identity and heritage.”
The Australian History Timeline website is visually stimulating with lots of photos and images which provide a great visual timeline of Australia’s history. This timeline enables students to see Australian events in chronological order giving a sense of the era in which they occurred. It is easy to use and comprises photographs, video clips, and short summaries. Users can search for people, places and by decade. The site provides succinct summaries for events. More in depth research is assisted with the inclusion of links to other websites.
It also includes world events allowing students to develop a sense of contemporaneous events occurring overseas at a particular point in time. It could be useful when studying global events.
This site provides a clear demonstration of how a large amount of information can be presented chronologically. Students could use the site as inspiration for creating their own timeline, either digital or on paper for an assessment task. It also shows how selection of an appropriate image can enhance writing about historical events.