Chronology Timelines Overview Worksheet Australian Curriculum History

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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
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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.
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The Worksheet is provided in PDF for easy printing and the original DOCX for easy editing.
Answers are also included.
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The worksheets cover:
* terminology such as ‘chronology’, ‘era’s etc.
* CE/AD vs. BCE/CE. The Australian Curriculum prefers the use of BCE/CE.
* timelines
* 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.

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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:

Year 7-8
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)
(Year 8-10)

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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 duffystirling@gmail.com

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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This work by Duffy Stirling is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Duffy-Stirling.

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Chronology Timelines Overview Worksheet Australian Curricu
Chronology Timelines Overview Worksheet Australian Curricu
Chronology Timelines Overview Worksheet Australian Curricu
Chronology Timelines Overview Worksheet Australian Curricu