Unit 2 - Investigating the 1852 Gundagai Flood
This unit introduces a student inquiry into the 1852 Gundagai flood.
It has a number of goals. Students will:
- have the opportunity to investigate a major event in Australian social history which integrates a significant aspect of Indigenous history,
- be introduced to Trove and encouraged to explore its potential as a resource for inquiring into Australia’s past,
- complete a learning sequence that develops skills in historical research and communication,
- be encouraged to explore issues around commemoration and significance in history,
- be given a model that will assist their preparation for other tasks such as the National History Challenge.
This unit directly supports the Australian Curriculum: History, Years 9 and 10. However, it may be adapted for student research or extension work in any year or for primary years.
- Introduction (teachers)
- Learning Sequence (teachers)
- Research Using Trove (teachers)
- Historical Context — Background (teachers and students)
- Teacher Resource 1 (TR 1) — Learning Sequence Back Mapping (teachers)
- Teacher Resource 2 (TR 2) — Learning Sequence Program (teachers)
- Teacher Resource 3 (TR 3) — Feedback and Marking Templates (teachers)
- Student Resource 1 (SR 1) — Working with Sources (students)
- Student Resource 2 (SR 2) — Referencing Sources in History (students)
- Student Resource 3 (SR 3) — Student Use of Referencing (students)
- Student Resource 4 (SR 4) — Commemoration (students)
- Student Resource 5 (SR 5) — 5W Planning Scaffold (students)