Polynesian Expansion- Rapa Nui  Easter Island Mystery
Complete self-contained learning activities with required resources + detailed lesson plan engaging, effective and differentiated 'Polynesian Expansion' topic designed for Yr 8 History Australian Curriculum, but suitable also for Years 9 and 10. Fully editable. Bonus and extension activities included for 1-3 lessons worth of work. Literacy, logic/thinking, working with others and a variety of real-world skills would be engaged and developed while working through these learning activities.

Syllabus content focus
• Roles of key groups in the ancient society in this period (such as kings, emperors, priests, merchants, craftsmen, scholars, peasants, women), including the influence of law and religion (ACDSEH044, ACDSEH041)
• Students:
• outline the main features of the social structures and government of the ancient society, including the role of law and religion
• describe the roles of key groups in the society
describe the everyday life of men, women and children in the society

Outcomes- A student:
• HT4-4
describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time
• HT4-6
uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
• HT4-7
identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past
• HT4-9
uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past
• HT4-10
selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate about the past
Related Life Skills outcomes: HTLS-2, HTLS-6, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-11, HTLS-12, HTLS-13
Cross Curricular Links/ ‘Big Ideas’.
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Created: Mar 24, 2017

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