HistoryYears 3 - 4First ContactsGreat JourneysGreat Journeys

Why did the Great Journeys take place?

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students investigate the reasons behind the great journeys of exploration. They are guided through a process of historical inquiry; beginning with a ‘hunch’, they locate information in primary and secondary sources and use this to make a claim about the reasons behind exploration of the era. They develop skills in analysing sources and using historical terms, and develop their understanding of cause and effect. They learn that historical knowledge is never fixed; that new information can, and should, change our thinking.
Extension activities include researching Terra Australis Incognita and considering the accuracy of the term when applied to Australia, and primary source examination.

Focus Question

Why did the great journeys take place?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI074, ACHASSK084, ACHASSI079

NSW Syllabus

HT2-5, HT2-3

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHC067, VCHHK079, VCHHC070, VCHHC068

Subject

History

Years

3 - 4

Topic

First Contacts

Unit

Great Journeys

Lesson Name

Why did the Great Journeys take place?

Lesson Time

90 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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