Summary of Activities with Listed Suitable Websites:
(These activities can be copied onto paper or card and used as contract activities or used as photocopied activities for student workbooks or a combination of these. All activities contain student answers)
1. Welcome Stranger Graphic Organiser (locating and recording facts)
2. Same, Similar and Different Graphic Organiser (Linked to Welcome Stranger Graphic Organiser. Students decide whether a source is a primary and secondary source and which source would be the most accurate account.)
3. Biography of John Deason (Graphic Organiser according to Generic Structure of a Biography)
4. Hardships During the Gold Rush Era (Research and list hardships)
5. Tools of the Trade (sketching and note-taking how each tool was used)
6. Welcome Stranger ( Life-sized sketch on A3)
7. Contract Sheet
Year 5 ACARA HISTORY CONTENT DESCRIPTIONS
Historical Knowledge and Understanding
ACARA - ACHHS102 - The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; for example, frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade, internal exploration, the advent of rail, the expansion of farming, drought. 5
ACARA – ACHHS098 - Sequence historical people and events
ACARA – ACHHS099 - Use historical terms and concepts
ACARA - ACHHS102 - Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources
ACARA - ACHHS103 - Compare information from a range of sources
ACARA - ACHHS105 - Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials. (Biography)
ACARA – ACHHS106 – Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies
Year 5 ACARA MATHEMATICS CONTENT DESCRIPTIONS
Measurement and Geometry
ACARA – ACMMG115 - Apply the enlargement transformation to familiar two dimensional shapes and explore the properties of the resulting image compared with the original. (Welcome Stranger Life-Sized Sketch) Elaboration: using a grid system to enlarge a favourite image or cartoon.
Year 5 ACARA ENGLISH CONTENT DESCRIPTIONS
Text Structure and Organisation
ACARA – ACELA1504 - Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality.
Interpreting, Analysing and Evaluating
ACARA - ACELY1701 - Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text.
ACARA - ACELY1702 - Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning.
ACARA - ACELY1703 - Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources.
ACARA - ACELY1704 - 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.
Australian Gold Rush Inquiry with Answers ACARA
by Kathleen Crawford
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