A History in Trees

We are learning to …

Students investigate these moments in history, and make a pitch whether their ‘Tree Story’ belongs on the class Capzle timeline. The class Capzle timeline will also include the future: for example, future uses for Sandalwood, future celebrations on the Mrs Dance site. This will entail design thinking and Design and Technologies Curriculum.

TOPICS:

Mrs Dance chopping down tree

Sandalwood

oak tree in Stirling Gardens

Eastern wheatbelt woodland drive in rAC magazine last year

treetop walk in kings park and walpole

karridale timeberworker’s death

the lolly tree- acacia gum trading between indigenous groups

morrels in wheatbelt

giant log in Kings Park

tree in Star Swamp shows scar from bark cutting by indigenous people

Derby prison tree

lefroy olive trees

proclamation tree

Guildford avenue trees – fight for preservation

My notes:

Critical to get the students themselves to generate questions. I provide sources.

how can students’ passion for history spread to their families?

Matilda

We are learning to compare how characters are portrayed in the Matilda book, movie and stage play.

Our ongoing question: Is Matilda a good role model? Leave a comment here to explain your thinking.

Statues

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‘PASSIONS’ CIRCLE

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PODCASTING

INTRODUCTION TO OUR PROJECT

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WHERE ARE WE HEADED?

We are learning to:

  • create audio texts in innovative ways,
  • experiment with language in our writing, choosing interesting language features
  • plan, draft and record audio texts for our target audience

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