It can be difficult to get students started when developing inquiry questions but once students are able to generate quality inquiry questions their learning opportunities expand greatly.
This resource can be used in a variety of ways such as individual inquiry, group or partner work, to create a classroom inquiry wall or as a Smartboard resource to generate class discussion. The pages could be printed as a booklet or enlarged to A3 to display. The first page is a democracy brainstorming sheet/poster where students can revisit and record their understanding of what it means to live in a democracy. Completing this sheet first sets students up to analyse the text and photos provided to consider how they reflect the positive or negative experience of democracy for Aboriginal people. Students are asked to record what they understand already and any questions they have about the information relating to democracy. I have also included inquiry question slips which can be printed on A3 paper and displayed in the room.
This resource complements the following Australian Curriculum content descriptors and their elaborations.
Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children (ACHASSK135)
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)
Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI125)
Examine primary and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose (ACHASSI126)
Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present (ACHASSI127)
This resource can be purchased as part of our Experiences of Democracy Bundle.
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