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.

 

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

MOBILE DEVICES VIEW HERE:  https://app.emaze.com/@AWICLQOL#1Powered by emaze

A USEFUL TIMELINE

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

Newsworthy

Follow the links to create a news report about these events in our history:

EVENT LINK
Mrs Dance chops down the first tree in Perth https://goo.gl/CdwbFS
Jandamarra at the Battle of Winjana Gorge https://goo.gl/VazH0F 
The opening of the Goldfields Pipeline https://goo.gl/7fJ2kV
C.Y. O’Connor in trouble https://goo.gl/XBx3Bd
The funeral of Moon Chow https://goo.gl/cX2kJM
The death of Stanley Harrison, timberman https://goo.gl/Coq4Qw
The hanging of John Gavin https://goo.gl/Z6nTis
Rosendo Salvado gives a concert https://goo.gl/y49W70
Henry Wildman tries to escape https://goo.gl/NyDfd3

https://goo.gl/c5t3S7

The Catalpa convict escape https://goo.gl/BsXzZf
The death of Yagan https://goo.gl/QOlp8J

https://goo.gl/xhANeF

WA celebrates self-government https://goo.gl/xV9aMz
The rescue of Varischetti https://goo.gl/vfE2p5
Finding Warri and Yatungka https://goo.gl/QpssRi

https://goo.gl/RbejsS

Pitman and Walsh https://goo.gl/pbGSR8

GOLD!

Ms Lockyer’s Top Seven information sources:

 

1.  http://www.egold.net.au/home.html

Good for: pictures, women’s lives, mining techniques, Eureka, effect on Indigenous people

 

 

2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo81c6GQPQM

Good for: life as a prospector, the development of Kalgoorlie

 

 

3.  http://www.sbs.com.au/gold/

Good for: Chinese on the Goldfields, health and doctors, daily life, Eureka, technology developments.

 

 

4.  http://museum.wa.gov.au/online-collections/dwyer-and-mackay

Good for: photos of people and places on the Goldfields

 

 

5.  http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/wa-goldfields

Good for: mining techniques, life for women and children, villains, photos.

 

 

6.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6iSo209fPU

Good for: an amazing story of an heroic rescue in the W.A. Goldfields.

 

 

7.  http://www.goldrushcolony.com.au/australian-gold-history-culture-info/immigrant-influences-australian-gold-fields/population-goldfiel

Good for: law and order, living conditions, women’s lives.

Sharks! Part 4

How’s Ms Lockyer going on her Sharks! work? Check out my first Scratch game here. I need a bit of help to get it working. Do you have any suggestions?

If you have a Scratch account, you can see the script for my game here, and can perhaps spot my mistakes:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/106799201/

I have had a go at making a graph to help explain what I learnt from the Twitter feed:

shark graph

Can you give me some feedback on my graph? I am wondering how I might improve it. I am also wondering if it shows any AHA! information on our inquiry. Please leave a comment here.

 

Sharks! Part 2

FIRST:

Watch the movie to work out where our thinking is, and how we can grow our thinking.

NEXT:

Choose a Storify document from this list. The Storify documents are snapshots of the Twitter stream for the Surf Lifesaving Association of WA.

slswa-sun-27-2-9am

slswa 27 feb

slswa-march-1

slswa-mon-7-th-march

slswa-mon-march-14

slswa-march-16

slswa-march-20

What do you notice? Are there any patterns? How can you summarise the tweets?