NOTE: This is a vastly pumped up version of the original!
Not an Aussie teacher? There's a World version of this worksheet here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chronology-Timeline-Calendars-Eras-History-Terminology-Skills-Worksheets-1471810
A four page detailed factsheet/worksheet on chronology and timelines to be used as an introduction or revision for basic historical terminology and concepts. It is designed specifically for secondary History in the Australian Curriculum. I found many of my Year 8 students needed revision on these basic concepts before commencing our studies of the Middle Ages.
There is also a rudimentary timeline task which aims to help students understand CE/BCE, and the four 'eras' used in the Australian Curriculum, 'Ancient' 'Middle Ages' 'Early Modern' and 'Modern World', which correlates with:
* Year 7 – Ancient History: 60,000 BC – c.650 AD.
* Year 8 – The Ancient to the Modern World: c.650 AD – 1750.
* Year 9 – The Making of the Modern World: 1750 to 1918
* Year 10 – The Modern World and Australia: 1918 to the present
I find that making this clear from the beginning is very helpful for students trying to make connections between what they understand of history and what we will be teaching.
The Worksheet is provided in PDF for easy printing and the original DOCX for easy editing.
Answers are also included.
The worksheets cover:
* terminology such as ‘chronology’, ‘era’s etc.
* CE/AD vs. BCE/CE. The Australian Curriculum prefers the use of BCE/CE.
* the four ‘eras’ covered in the Australian Curriculum.
* various types of calendars (Gregorian, Islamic, Chinese etc)
* months, days, leap years
* terminology including decades, millennium etc.
* explanation of ‘1st century’ ‘2nd century’ etc.
* origins of the names of the months and the names of the days of the week
* 12 hour clock vs. 24 hour clock
* differences between USA and rest of world in writing dates.
I have aimed it at lower secondary, particularly as part of your History Overview in Years 7 and 8.
Australian Curriculum Historical Skills specifically targeted include:
Sequence historical events, developments and periods (ACHHS205) (ACHHS148) (Year 7-8)
Use chronological sequencing to demonstrate the relationship between events and developments in different periods and places (ACHHS164) (ACHHS182) (Year 9-10)
Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS206) (ACHHS149) (ACHHS165) (ACHHS183)
I am currently developing Year 7-8 historical skills resources for use in my Year 8 History class. I intend to develop a full program for Year 8 History. I would love your feedback on how and where you have used any of my resources so I can be guided in what works and what does not. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A resource of mine that I've found very successful in class is my Feudalism PowerPoint: Feuddalism, Manorialism Middle Ages PowerPoint. – http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feudalism-Pyramid-Manorialism-Middle-Ages-PowerPoint-Posters-and-Worksheet-834762
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