History Term Pack | YR7 | History Introduction - Investigating the Ancient Past.
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1 term / 10 weeks / Approx. 2 x 40 minute lessons per week
Unit Summary, Lesson Plans & associated Student Directed Activities.
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Across a 10 week period, students will be introduced to the subject of History. This will be done by incorporating some of the basic language and terminology used, as well as laying the foundations for the knowledge and skills that will be vital for further study in this subject area. The use of inquiry questions will assist in the development of knowledge while at the same time teaching a framework for effective research.
Literacy | Numeracy | Intercultural understanding | Personal and social capability | Critical and creative thinking | Ethical behaviour | Information and communication technology capability
Cross Curriculum Links:
Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia (will allow all young Australians to develop a better understanding of the countries and cultures of the Asia region. Students will develop an appreciation of the economic, political and cultural interconnections that Australia has with the region.)
Sustainability (will allow all young Australians to develop an appreciation of the need for more sustainable patterns of living, and to build the capacities for thinking and acting that are necessary to create a more sustainable future.)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Key Inquiry Questions:
How do we know about the ancient past?
Why and where did the earliest societies develop?
What emerged as the defining characteristics of ancient societies?
What have been the legacies of ancient societies?
Weeks 1-2: Lessons 1-4
Introduction to History
Week 3: Lessons 5-6
Week 4: Lessons 7-8
Archaeology and history
Week 5: Lessons 9-10
Sources of information, the differences between them and how they are used
Week 6: Lessons 11-12
Facts versus opinions
Week 7: Lessons 13-14
History Mystery: the pyramids
Week 8: Lessons 15-16
The importance of conserving remains and information about the past
Week 9: Lessons 17-18
Revision and testing
Week 10: Lessons 19-20
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