Video clips and curriculum-based study materials for Australian teachers.
|Scooped by Lara Kathleen|
An insight into the early exploration of Australia and Cooks discoveries with reserence to the importnace of the Endeavor Journal in documenting this.
There are some great focus questions and exploratory questions provided for teacher to use. The questions address the importance of the artifact to history, how Indigenous people might react to Cook and a deconstruction of a cartoon.
HSIE Lesson Activity: The class watches the video clip and then i independently answer the comprehension questions, so they have time to consider what they have learnt. They as a class they teacher models 'mantle of the expert' where the "students are given expert status to explore"... the newly learnt information (Gibson and Ewing, 2011, p.53). The teacher becomes a visitor to the national library in Canberra where the journal is held and wants to find out all about the journal. So the teacher asks the students who are now the 'experts' investigative questions to learn about the journal (these questions hark back to the discussion questions the students answered independently after viewing the clip so they have already thought through a response).
Alternate video links: http://www.nationaltreasures.com.au/treasures/endeavorj/downloads/endeavorj_pr.mp4
Useful link to an art history lesson idea:
Extension information on Captian Cook for further research: