This activity is a research project where the children get to choose a topic that really interests them.
The children research their topic using a planning and research booklet, that keeps them on track and organised.
This activity is suitable for 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
This resource contains Research Concepts that are directly linked to the content descriptors and achievement standard of the Year 5 and 6 Australian Curriculum for HASS.
*Identify current understandings, consider possible misconceptions and identify personal views on a topic (e.g. KWL chart, concept map).
*Develop and refine a range of questions required to plan an inquiry *Locate and collect information and/or data from a range of appropriate primary sources and secondary sources (e.g. museums, media, library catalogues, interviews, internet) *Record selected information and/or data using a variety of methods (e.g. use graphic organisers, para-phrase, summarise)
*Use ethical protocols when gathering information and/or data (e.g. acknowledge the work of others, reference work appropriately, obtain permission to use photographs and interviews)