These Bloom's activities have been specifically created to enhance learning about the Australian Gold Rush in the classroom. Using this framework in your classroom will help to encourage students to use higher order thinking skills. It will enable them to use their knowledge about the gold rush in fun and practical ways rather than just writing activities. The activities focuses on daily life on the fields, Eureka Stockade and political issues that arose during the gold rush.
This task is connected to the Australian Curriculum (year 5). The activities explore the following content descriptors
* The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; for example, frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade (ACHHK095)
* The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony. (ACHHK096)
Through this framework students will use the following historical skills (Australian Curriculum year 5)
* Sequence historical people and events (ACHHS098)
*Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS099)
*Identify and locate a range of relevant sources (ACHHS101)
*Identify points of view in the past and present (ACHHS104)
*Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials (ACHHS105)
*Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS106)
This product has activities that can be used for cross-curricular assessments. For example one of the Create task is to write lyrics for a jingle that could have been enjoyed during the Gold Rush era. This would be a good connection for the English Poetry unit.
I love using Blooms Taxonomy Framework because it is such a great tool for higher order thinking. It is great to be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. The framework allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to complete at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What does this package include:
Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill (36 total activities))
Teacher material notes
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