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Welcome to Australian History Mysteries. It is a subscription-based website 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 Section focus 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 5 Key Inquiry Units and 7 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.
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 both the Primary and Secondary case study resources in full. We hope you enjoy Australian History Mysteries. Let us know via our Facebook page!
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