Monday, 19 March 2018

Assignment: Who were the early navigators and explorers in the age of discovery? Due Monday 9th April



Assignment Due: Monday 9th April

For your assignment, you need to research and present your work on one of the early explorers or navigators from the age of discovery (1400-1799). Captain Cook should not be chosen, was studied last year.

Your research should include the following information:
  • Facts about your explorer.
  • What voyages they made.
  • Why they made them.
  • What impact it had on other cultures (Important).
  • Other Inquiry questions to supports your research.
  • Both Primary and Secondary sources to support your presentation
You will present your PowerPoint presentation (or other appropriate software) in the last week of the term (Monday 9th April). A random name generator will choose the order of the presentations.

Primary and Secondary sources
A primary source is an original document or other material that has not been changed in any way. It is a reliable first-hand account usually written at or near the time the event(s) occurred. Primary sources are better than secondary sources. Secondary sources are documents based on primary sources.

Example of Primary Sources
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Memoirs
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Objects or Artifacts
Captain Cook's Journal 1775 (more information)

Example of Secondary Sources
  • Most work that includes/discusses primary sources.
  • Most books about a topic.
  • Articles about a topic, especially by people not directly involved.
  • Documentaries 
Encyclopedias

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Excursion: Kamay Botany Bay National Park (Wednesday 7th March)

In conjunction with our Term One History unit of work 'First Contacts of Australia', we will be taking the students on an excursion to Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Education Centre. We will be visiting Captain Cook's landing place and learning about our Aboriginal heritage.

You would have received a permission note via the Skoolbag app, please ensure this is completed as soon as possible. The excursion will be next week on Wednesday 7th March.

What to bring:
  • Morning tea and lunch (you are unable to buy food there)
  • School hat and sunscreen
  • Comfortable enclosed walking shoes (runners) and sports uniform.
  • Wet weather gear (no umbrellas)
  • Small backpack to carry everything in.
  • Water bottle (labelled with name)
Bus leaves promptly at 9:00am - please be at school by 8:45am

UPDATE: Excursion Photos

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Task: The Voyage to Van Diemen's Land


You are the Superintendent of a convict transport ship. Your job will be to look after the convicts on the long journey ... making sure they stay healthy in body and mind.

Before you set off you will need to select a ship and a captain, and then you need to buy supplies and load them below deck.

It's a long journey so make good choices. 

Click on the image below to begin.




Thursday, 8 February 2018

Welcome to 4NR''s class blog. You will find your homework on the Homework page above. We will start in Week 4, although I will put it up early so any issues can be sorted out before the due date.

Your homework is due each Friday, if it is not at school, it is marked as incomplete. If you are going to be away, you can bring it in on Thursday.

If you have any questions about the homework, we will be discussing it more in class as we go along and you are more than welcome to ask any questions.