Federation

Activity 8: Federation Day

Identify the Activity 7 tasks on the MI/B grid student tasks (PDF, 102 KB) and MI/B grid teacher planner (PDF, 107 KB)

Performance tasks from the MI/Bloom's Grid:

  • Experience 'turn of the century' chores (view a video recording a class excursion and/or re-enact everyday life from the Federation era).
  • 'Waltzing Matilda' and the history of this song.
  • Perform songs and poems from around 1901.
  • Use simple bush instruments to accompany songs and poems.
  • Re-enact a significant event.
  • Play Federation board games and childhood games, such as skipping, skittles, quoits or knuckle-bones.

Display of learning

  • 'Before and After Federation' T chart.
  • 'Significant Events' Timeline.
  • Photographic display of class activities, including excursions/incursions. This could be on a wall chart, scrolling slideshow and/or in student journals.
  • Teaching and Learning tools to demonstrate how the students followed the historical inquiry process: locating, analysing and interpreting a range of sources using the MI/Bloom's Grid, a Questioning Matrix and a range of graphic organisers.
  • Students will perform, present to and interact with their audience, such as parents, grandparents, teachers and students from other classes.
A certificate style invitation to federation celebrations at Sydney in 1901. Invitation to the inaugural Commonwealth celebrations, 1901
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School children with flags and dressed in various national and military costumes. Children taking part in Federation celebrations, 1901
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