Welcome to Australian History Mysteries —two subscription-based websites containing inquiry learning case studies that are directly relevant to the Australian Curriculum: History at both primary and secondary levels.
The Secondary Section of the website currently contains 18 case studies comprising a wealth of video, print and interactive content with more under development. The case studies are especially relevant to years 7 to 10 and adopt an inquiry learning approach that encourages historical skills development, including equipping students with the capacity to develop historical thinking and imagination.
The Primary Website focuses specifically on the Key Inquiry Questions in the Australian Curriculum: History Years 3 to 6, as well as providing Extension Case Studies that encourage students to investigate some of the mysteries in Australian History in greater depth.
Currently there are 16 Key Inquiry Units (iPad Optimised) and 14 Extension Case Studies with more in the pipeline! All Inquiry Units are scaffolded to help students achieve the required historical knowledge, understanding and skills.
Each unit comprises:
- Video introduction
- A variety of interactive modules to help students create time lines, analyse photos and paintings, read maps, interpret animations and songs, use Internet freeware, empathise with historical characters, play word games, undertake research tasks, use data bases and much more
- Group activities
- Assessment tasks
- Media bank for students to use for their assignments.
About our Subscriptions
We offer a range of subscriptions to cater for everyone from home schools to p-12 colleges. View our subscribe online page to select a subscription package that matches your setup.
LESS THAN $1 PER STUDENT for all the unique resources you need to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum History.
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How to use this website
Browse the public areas of the website to gain an overview of of what's available. Subscribe to gain access to EITHER the Primary OR the Secondary case study resources in full. We hope you enjoy Australian History Mysteries.
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