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The activities presented on this website aim to engage students in authentic and relevant content to gain knowledge and understanding of the Blue Mile history while developing research and critical thinking skills. By completing the activities students will be working towards some of the following outcomes from the National History Curriculum and the NSW H.S.I.E Syllabus. 

 

NATIONAL CURRICULUM HISTORY

Year 5

The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed. (ACHHK094)

Identify and locate a range of relevant sources (ACHHS101)

Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources (ACHHS102)

Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials (ACHHS105)

Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS106)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (ACELY1700)

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)

Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1707)

Year 6

Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources (ACHHS121)

Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials (ACHHS124)

Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS125)

Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (ACELY1816)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis (ACELY1710)

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717)

Year 7

Sequence historical events, developments and periods (ACHH205)

Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged (ACHHS213)

Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS214)

Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information, selecting body language, voice qualities and other elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and meaning (ACELY1804)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to promote a point of view or enable a new way of seeing (ACELY1720) 

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to confidently create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts (ACELY1728)

Year 8

Identify a range of questions about the past to inform a historical inquiry (ACHHS150)

Identify and locate relevant sources, using ICT and other methods (ACHHS151)

Use interaction skills for identified purposes, using voice and language conventions to suit different situations, selecting vocabulary, modulating voice and using elements such as music, images and sound for specific effects (ACELY1808)

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content, including multimodal elements, to reflect a diversity of viewpoints (ACELY1731)

Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736)

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to create, edit and publish texts imaginatively (ACELY1738)

 

NSW H.S.I.E SYLLABUS

Stage 3

ENS3.5 Demonstrates an understanding of the interconnectedness between Australia and global environments and how individuals and groups and can act in an ecologically responsible manner

CUS3.3 Describes different cultural influences and their contribution to Australian identities.

CUS3.4 Examines how cultures change through interactions with other cultures and the environment.