Activity 5: Significant events - sorting sources
Identify the Activity 5 tasks on the MI/B grid student tasks (PDF, 102 KB)
Source local and national events from the 1890s to 1920s. Start with: Trove's Federation Trail. The National Library of Australia's Federation Gateway
Design a list of criteria to sort your Federation sources. Discuss and rank the sources as relevant, reliable or rich sources of evidence.
Three lesson ideas for developing primary children's historical inquiry skills are demonstrated on the Times Education Supplement website:
- 'Artefact Pursuit' demonstrates Year 5 students playing a 'board game' which encourages them to ask searching questions about objects from the past.
- In 'Shades of Grey', students look at the varied contributions historical figures made to society at the time, allowing children to understand that perspectives of characters can change.
- In 'Luckiest Historian', the teacher uses cards to represent historical primary and secondary sources and asks students to order them in terms of reliability and richness as a historical source. Add events (in chronological order) to the class Timeline and the Before and After Federation T chart, started in Activity 1.
Add events (in chronological order) to the class Timeline and the Before and After Federation T chart, started in Activity 1.
'A military argument for federation', 1889
Source: National Library of Australia
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