Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity
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Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity
This Scoopit! focuses on the HSIE Syllabus point CCS3.1 particularly on the significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity including the discovery of gold, and colonial exploration and expansion

“Our identities are made from the building up of those parts of our lives which are strong and positive, from all the things we feel we belong to and belong to us.”
(statement from Dewdney, A. & Michels, D. More than black and white p. 75)

Background artwork: "Lost" (1907) by Australian Artist Fredrick McCubbin "Lost" 1907*
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Investigating National Treasures with Warren Brown: Endeavor Journal

Investigating National Treasures with Warren Brown: Endeavor Journal | Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity | Scoop.it
Video clips and curriculum-based study materials for Australian teachers.
Lara Kathleen's insight:

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

http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/217/

 

Useful link to an art history lesson idea:

http://www.nationaltreasures.com.au/treasures/endeavorj/further_art.html

 

Extension information on Captian Cook for further research: 

http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1313/

http://www.filmaust.com.au/captaincook/

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/captaincook/

http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1155/

 

 

 

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Trevor Lambert's curator insight, August 26, 2013 2:00 AM

Great for HSIE Stage 3

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Interactive Australian History Timeline

Interactive Australian History Timeline | Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity | Scoop.it
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This source is an interactive timeline of significant events in Australian History. Click a decade and it takes you to a page of info, images and video clips surrounding the main events that have occurred in the decade.

 

HSIE lesson idea: In groups of 3 students are allocated a decade up to the 1900's to research using the links on the time line and present a short slide show/presentation outlining the main events of that decade/some interesting facts. The powerpoint needs to include 2 relevant images, 2 significant events and 2 questions regarding the decade they would like to find more out about. They would then present this to the class (2 minutes maximum). 

 

This activity encourages group collaboration and using ICT skills to form a presentation, that students will present to the class, encouraging them to improve in their presenting, oral communication skills.

 

Supplementary resource:

The timeline in the link below is particularly useful for looking at the mielstones in democracy in Australian history.

http://explore.moadoph.gov.au/subjects/1-milestones-in-australian-democracy

 

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A convict Story

A convict Story | Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity | Scoop.it
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A useful resource for exploring the journey and landing of the First Fleet. With an emphasis on the first impressions of European settlers of Aboriginals and the Aboriginals initial impressions of European settelers. 

 

Provides a strong Aboriginal perspective with an visual, audio and  transcript account of Aboriginal Artist Gordon Syron of the European landing:http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/Web/13651/13657/convict_first_Aust_nw2.htm

 

Further stimulus to support learning about the initial landing of the first fleet and their interactions between the settlers and Aboriginals

http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/first-australians-episode-1/clip2/

 

HSIE Lesson idea: Based on the First impressions of The Europeans of the First people (Aboriginals). This activity links students to historic sources such a journels, artworks and other writings that record the events upon arrival in Australia. This activity allows students to consider the thoughts, feeling and see from the persepctive of the Europeans arriving in a foreign, isolated land far away from England. Students could write a journal entry from a Europeans perspective about their arrival on Australian shores.The journalling activity links with English sylllabus writing outcomes as it requries students to write creatively recounting past events and expereinces. 

 

WS3.9 Produces a wide range of well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide variety of purposes and audiences using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and written language features. Particulary focusing on writing detailed descriptions and researched recounts

 

From these journal/diary entries the teacher could do 'hot seating,' where one of the studnets takes on the role of a European arrival and class members and the teacher asks questions about how they are feeling about the trip to Australia and arrival.

 

'Hot seating' can be a valuable learning tool for understanding "motives that underlie particular actions...also chang(ing) the dynamics in the classroom because the teacher is not providing an evaluative feedback loop." (Gibson and Ewing, 2011, p.56)

 

Assessment idea: Students are assessed on their ability to write a imagintive recount from an Aboriginals perspective, as thought they are sitting on the shore watching the European settlers arive. They will be required to relfect on Gordon's description of his artwork and the First Australian Video Clip, specifically focusing on what they think the Aboriginal people will be thinking and feeling. (Links with English outcomes mentioned abouve)

 

 

Supplementary links for futher exploration:

http://www.12canoes.com.au/

http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1612/

 

 

NB: There is also a link to a teaching guide on the main page of A Convict Story that links to NSW HSIE Syllabus outcomes, with ideas and links to other KLAs. 

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MLC Junior School Hub's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:06 PM

An extensive website exploring the life of convicts from their experiences in Britain to life in the new colony. This website is colourful and interactive and has high quality images of artefacts and original artwork.

Petrina Hentschke's curator insight, July 7, 2014 7:17 PM

Interesting interactive

 

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Australia's Heritage: National Treasures - Eureka Flag

Australia's Heritage: National Treasures - Eureka Flag | Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity | Scoop.it
Take a voyage of discovery with Chris Taylor as he reveals the secrets behind a fascinating mix of treasures from Australia’s National Heritage List.
Lara Kathleen's insight:

Looks at the significance of the Eureka Rebellion- includes an excellent discussion clip and interactive quiz.

 

"To some the Eureka Rebellion was the cradle of Australian Democracy to others it was simple a middle class tax revolt..."

"The defining moment of Australian's History"

 

The Eureka Flag was a symbol of defiance. Looking at views of miners, democracy and being Australian.

 

HSIE lesson idea: In pairs students create a poster that shows why the Eureka stockade was a defining moment in Australia's history- the significance of the event in forming Australian identity. The teacher would brainstorm ideas on the board with the class before sending them off.

 

Encouraging cooperative learning is important as it can help motivate students, increase productivity, encourage collaboration of creative ideas, help build relationships, improve communication skills and improve students attitude towards learning (Slavin, 1991; Johnson & Johnson, 1994).  

 

Assessment idea: Students will be assess on their ability to write a exposition answering the question Should The Eureka flag replace the Australian Flag? (The will be required to do further research and the teacher should allow a extra research lesson if needed depending on the class' ability)

 

This links with the English outcome: WS3.9 Produces a wide range of well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide variety of purposes and audiences using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and written language features. As it requires students to write a 

sustained arguments and discussions supported by evidence. 

 

Once students have had an adequate time to respond the teacher could draw up a table and as a class they could list reasons for and against changing it. The teacher could then model a mock debate. 

 

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Gold - Shaping our identity

Gold - Shaping our identity | Stage 3 Change and Continuity (CCS3.1): Significant events that have shaped Australia’s identity | Scoop.it
Lara Kathleen's insight:

A great classroom resource for looking at the impact of the Gold Rush on Australia.With particular reference to the social changes that occured with mass immigration between 1851 and 1861, making a huge change to the demographics of Australia.

 

HSIE/Maths lesson idea: Within this resource there are multiple lesson ideas.This idea (linked below) encourages students to create a column graph to compare the country of origin in Australia in 1851 with the country of origin in 1861. This links to the Maths KLA as it involves looking at statistics and processing them into a column graph. Once students have process the data they could write a paragraph underneath describing the changes in population over the decade, highlighting particular increases in migration. 

 

Maths Outcome:DS3.1: Displays and interprets data in graphs with scales of many-to one correspondence. Particularly drawing column graphs using a key or scale and interpreting a column graph using the key or scale

 

http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/LRRView/13286/gold_nw1.htm

 

Assessment idea: Teachers can assess students on their ability to take data from a table and process it into a graph form. Then from this graph if they are able to make insightful and relevant comments based on the data presented. 

 

Global Perspective: This resource further encourages students to think about Australia's connections with other countries in the world at this time, as it asks students to consider the push and pull factors in coming to Australia (especially focusing on the impact gold had in this)

 

This is a Polish miners view of the mixed society on the diggings 

http://www.egold.net.au/movies/immigration.htm

 

On the bottom of the link there are fantastic support notes for teachers 

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