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?

SHARKS! Part 1

We are learning to think about what we already know. We are learning to connect our prior thinking with new thinking. We are learning to make thinking connections with others.

Add to our THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE grid.

Tips for the grid: respect others’ work and do not edit or delete their sentences. You may add to the same square in the PUZZLE or EXPLORE sections. Type your first name after your sentence.

SWAN RIVER COLONY- HISTORY MYSTERY 1

We are learning to imagine what life was like in the early days of the Swan River Colony. We are also learning why the Colony was started, and the people who played a role in this.

1st MYSTERY

Work with a partner. Why? Thinking together is thinking better! Use PicCollage app on the iPad to assemble a poster showing three buildings in the Swan River Colony built before 1849.

Locate the images on the National Trust W.A. site. Look for the ‘Places W.A.’ button. Choose 3 images of buildings that were made before 1849. Insert into your PicCollage. Label each building with one word which describes the original purpose of the building. Email your completed PicCollage to your teacher.

SWAN RIVER COLONY- HISTORY MYSTERY 2

We are learning to imagine what life was like in the early days of the Swan River Colony. We are also learning why the Colony was started, and the people who played a role in this.

2ND MYSTERY

What’s in a name? Search the Perth Suburb Names site. Can you find any suburb names that are linked to the year 1829? Write your answer in a comment.

Put the information in your own words. Copying another writer’s work is not on.

Tip: ctrlF to search for 1829.

LEVEL UP:  Tell us why the suburb name is connected to 1829.

SWAN RIVER COLONY- HISTORY MYSTERY 3

We are learning to imagine what life was like in the early days of the Swan River Colony. We are also learning why the Colony was started, and the people who played a role in this.

3rd MYSTERY

Watch the movie about Stirling Source: http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/bigger-texas/clip1/.

Read the quotes from Anne Lockyer from the copies provided by your teacher.

Source: Green, Neville & Green, Neville (1984). Broken spears : Aborigines and Europeans in the southwest of Australia. Focus Education Services, Perth [W.A.]

Can you imagine what Captain Stirling or Anne Lockyer might have said? Use the VoiceThread to record yourself thinking and speaking as one of these people.