“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.

Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence

“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.

Why History is Important

Why History is Important

Why history is important to all students. The skills and benefits you gain from studying history.

A timeline showing the progression of convict colonisation in Australia.

Australian Convicts Timeline - though missing from this descriptor is the endemic class conflict that came with the severe oppression of convicts.

'Literature to support the Australian curriculum: History' by Fran Knight

Literature to support the Australian curriculum: History by Fran Knight - an annotated Bibliography of Australian History - organised by Key Inquiry Topics and Year Level

This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat & Bendigo, and eventually in all states and territories of Australia.

This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat

FREE SAMPLE UNIT - A-Z of Convicts of Van Diemen’s Land Author: Simon Banard Themes: Convicts, Transportation, British colonisation and settlement Years: Australian Curriculum: English Years 4 and 5; History Years 4 and 5; Geography Year 4 (NSW Stage 2 and Stage 3) Codes: AC – Australian Curriculum: English. History EN – NSW English syllabus for AC HT – NSW History Unit writer: Amanda Worlley

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Simon Barnard - Book Week 2015 Shortlisted

The Night We Made the Flag, a book about the Eureka Stockade. Suits Year 5 history curriculum.

Thank you to Paula from Paula’s Place for holding Storybook Sunday. The Night We Made the Flag Written by Carole Wilkinson Illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione The Night We Made the Flag wil…

Aboriginal Technology - This photo of Aboriginal Houses was taken in 1894. Source: Aboriginal Technology: Housing, Alex Barlow, Macmillan Education Australia (1994)

This photo of Aboriginal Houses was taken in Source: Aboriginal Technology: Housing, Alex Barlow, Macmillan Education Australia


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