HistoryYears 3 - 4First ContactsFirst Contacts

Great Journeys

Subject

History

Years

3 - 4

Topic

First Contacts

Unit

Great Journeys

Number of Lessons

6

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

Students investigate the reasons behind the great journeys of exploration. They learn about significant individuals of the Age of Exploration (circa 1400–1800) and closely examine the journey of one explorer, trader or navigator. They develop skills of historical inquiry; learning to pose research questions, locate and analyse information, communicate their findings to others, and reflect upon and evaluate what they have learned. By the end of the unit, students should be able to identify key reasons for the exploration of the era and understand some of its effects.


Key Inquiry Question

Why did the great journeys of exploration occur?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

General Capabilities

Literacy
Numeracy
ICT Capacity
Critical and creative thinking
Intercultural understanding

circumnavigate, claim, colonise, colony, empire, evidence, exploration, hunch, investigate, navigator, research, spice, trade route, trader, voyage

Subject

History

Years

3 - 4

Topic

First Contacts

Unit

Great Journeys

Number of Lessons

6

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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