The Wolves of Norway

Task 1:

Show what you know by taking the Numbat Quiz on Socrative. Our room number is 57344.

Task 2: Watch the YouTube clip to find out more about the wolves at Polar Park, Norway.

Task 3: Think Like a Geographer

Which words can be used to describe the wolves’ environment?

  • Use Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • World Book Online

Add your best words to our Year 4 Menti word cloud:

https://www.menti.com/

Use this code to join the Menti: 85 40 48

Task 4:

We have the help of a buddy class in Norway! They are helping us find out about the geography of Norway. Use Flipgrid to ask your questions for them. You will need the code from your teacher.

JACKIE FRENCH

We are learning to interview a person to find out about their work and their location.

TASK 1: Read the book ‘Diary of a Wombat’. Can you locate it in your local public library?

TASK 2: Watch this clip to get background information about Jackie French:

TASK 3: In the blog comments here, write a question which we can use when interviewing Jackie. Think about:

  • Is your question Googleable or non-Googleable?
  • Is your question about Jackie’s work as an author?
  • Is your question about understanding Jackie’s location? (thinking like a geographer)

CANVA TIPS

Canva is a useful web-based tool for creating images, presentations and infographics. You will be using a free class account managed by your teacher. You wont need to press any ‘sign up’. You will only be able to use the Canva free images, but will be able to upload your own for use within Canva.

Check these tutorials for the basics.

COMING SOON… Check out Ms Lockyer’s demo Canva. The slides are not perfect! Leave a comment below to suggest how the slides might be improved.

SPACE-CURIOUS!

THE BIG PICTURE: Exploration of observable patterns helps us to understand the universe. Our curiosity about space can lead to new understandings.

TASK 1: WHAT DO YOU ALREADY KNOW?

Take this quiz.

TASK 2: ECLIPSES

With a partner, read this page.  Add to your OneNote space. Tell us what you know from this page about our solar system.

TASK 3: HEXAGONS

Search on ABC Splash. Use the search term ASTRONOMY. Choose your resources carefully to add to this understanding: The Earth is part of a system of planets. Add your new understandings to your OneNote.

 

NUMBAT 2

ACTIVITY 1

Think Like a Geographer. Take the quiz to decide which words a geographer might use.

https://www.menti.com/

CODE: 458225

ACTIVITY 2

Which words can be used to describe the numbats’ environment?

  • Use Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • World Book Online

to hunt for the best words.

https://www.menti.com/

CODE: 194819

ACTIVITY 3

We will be hosting a guest speaker who lives near the Dryandra Forest. In a comment below, write a question which can be asked.

ACTIVITY 4

Join in the Citizen Science activity to help identify species in the Dryandra Woodland here.

BREAKOUT No. 1

YOUR BREAKOUT MISSION:

My favourite furry creatures are in danger! Learn more about them and how you can help them. Follow these clues to unlock the box.

CLUE 1:

There used to be two subspecies of my creature. But then around this date, there was only one subspecies left! Find a clue here.

CLUE 2:

My creature lives in the Dryandra Forest. Can you find this name in my word puzzle? Look carefully at the direction of the letters. This will help you undo one of the locks.

 

CLUE 3:

Watch this YouTube clip to work out what my favourite furry creature eats.

Choose from:

  1. Ants 531
  2. Termites 426
  3. Lizards 526

CLUE 4:

The home of my creature is near a town called Williams. Which direction will you need to travel to get there from my creature’s home?

 

Pinjarra: Battle or Massacre?

  • We are learning to understand perspectives of groups in an event in history.
  • We are learning to think about how language – the words we choose – reveals perspective.
  • We are learning to think about how language defines significance.

RECORDING OUR THINKING

Use the THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE chart as you sift through the information sources.

LISTEN TO THESE ABC RADIO AUDIO CLIPS

  1.  FROM http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/the-end-of-the-beginning/3668818

2.  FROM: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/creativeinstinct/the-pinjarra-massacre/4046414

3. 

AN UNUSUAL STORY FROM MODERN TIMES:

https://open.abc.net.au/explore/130197

AN INTERESTING SCRIPT FROM ABC LATELINE TO READ:

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/stories/s277818.htm

CHECK OUT THESE  VIDEOS

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A USEFUL TIMELINE

FROM: http://mediawithmrsjames.weebly.com/year-8-ccc.html

Fire Safety Message

LEARNING INTENTION: We are learning to create an effective safety message.

What can we make our message about? Here are some ideas from DFES:

  • Being alert and aware of unsafe situations
  • Responding to friends when they are being unsafe with lighters/matches
  • Seeking help
  • Staying calm
  • Responding to fire (Home Fire Escape Plan e.g. smoke alarm, crawling low under smoke, meeting at the letter box; Triple Zero) Indicating on a local map the location of safe places

Use the Pages app on your iPad to create an infographic about one of these. Steps:

  • Open Pages App
  • New document
  • Google search for an image to fit your topic. Save, insert.
  • Create a slogan – a catchy sentence for your message. Insert text box for this.
  • Looking good? Try some editing tools to make it look fantastic.