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.
Why did the great journeys take place?
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