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Activity Outcomes

NSW Board Of Studies H.S.I. E Syllabus
Stage 2 CUS2.4
Cultural Diversity: Describes different viewpoints, ways of living, languages and belief systems in a variety of communities. Gathers information and explains the various lifestyles and experiences of different groups.

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum - English Stage 3
EN3-2A – Reading and viewing
Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies.
* Respond to, read and view texts.

Activity Ideas

1. Design a time capsule to show people 100 years from now what life is like today! List the items you think would be interesting to put in the capsule and describe where you would like to bury the capsule?
2. In a garden or sandpit search for fossils/objects (teacher or fellow students hidden). What do these objects tell us about the people who used these objects or where the objects came from?
Select an old photograph or object and consider its origin and meaning to the subjects.. Write a fictional recount using the subject of the photo as inspiration.

Select and old photograph or object and consider its origin and meaning to the subjects.. Write a fictional recount using the subject of the photo as inspiration.

Visit the Big Dig site/website at The Rocks, Sydney and compare our current society to colonial society - school, work, transport, food, clothing for example. Document this as a poster or as a PowerPoint presentation.

Conserving objects. Show students how to clean found objects with a toothbrush. Draw the object or fragment as a complete object and label it.

Design a 3D puzzle to demonstrate how hard it can be to put a puzzle together. Use a cereal box or a milk carton and jigsaw cut the carton or plastic bottle into puzzle pieces. Reconstructing objects is what archaeologists do every day. Is this difficult a task to do if one of the pieces is missing?

Key

Idea Idea Idea Idea Idea Idea
  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society & its Environment
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Personal Education