Thanks to Sarah and Jesse for summarising the 1950s.
Thanks to Amber and Luke for summarising the 1940s.
Thanks to Olivia and Ivory for summarising the 1930s.
Thanks to Malinthi and Caitlin for summarising the 1920s.
Thanks to Chevrolet and Tai for summarising the 1910s.
Thanks to Jessica and Shaun for summarising the 1900s.
Today we were introduced to our new inquiry topic, where will be exploring history and the 20th Century. As a start, to explore what we already knew, we each brainstormed a list of ten important things we thought happened in the 20th Century. When we were finished, all of our ideas were put together into this word cloud. The larger a word is in a word cloud, the more people that suggested the idea.
At the end of the topic we will complete a similar task and have a look at which events then feature prominently on the list. Some of the items in this word cloud, such as hair styles and fashions, were influenced by our look at the My Place website last week.
A big thanks go out to Josh and Zenia for putting together this week’s edition of News from 56C. In this episode you can find out about Interschool Sports against Brentwood Park, an update on the performing arts centre, information about our new inquiry topic and what we have been learning in maths. Make sure you leave a comment below to let us know what you think!
We are very excited as today we are going to be starting to investigate our new inquiry topic! To give us a bit of information and engage us in the topic, we are going to explore the ‘My Place’ website.
Our task today is to explore the website and use the information contained on the site to fill in a fact file. While doing this task, we are learning to (WALT):
- Develop research skills when exploring a website
- Explore a range of decades
- Read carefully
- Get interested and excited about our new Inquiry topic
- Work with others and decide how you will go about the task
- Stay on task
What is the most interesting thing you found on the website?
As a part of our inquiry project, Kelly investigated technology and the way it has impacted on our world. Have a look at the amazing presentation she prepared below.