You need to know the big picture – who, what, where and when, to ask great questions.
General reference resources are useful tools to give you a big picture of the topic. You should use these especially at the start of your research.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Education Services Australia Ltd. (2012). Colonial times [Online video]. Retrieved from http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2428384/colonial-times
- Find out how people figured out the time in the mid 1800s.
- For the teachers: The impact of changing technology on people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated, and played in the past)
British Library. (2016). Playing with toys and found objects [Online video]. Retrieved from http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2549765/playing-with-toys-and-found-objects
- In this video look at the different types of toys children used to play with over 50-100 years ago.
- For the teachers: Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how things in people’s lives have changed over time
State Library of NSW. (2018). Sydney Harbour Bridge. Retrieved from http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/learning/sydney-harbour-bridge
- Explore the Sydney Harbour Bridge as an important place in our wider Sydney community
- For the teachers: Students explore, recognise and appreciate the history of Sydney by examining remains of the past and considering why they should be preserved.
Reverso-Softissimo. (2017). Reverso Dictionary. Retrieved from https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/
- Do you need to look up the word to find out it means? Type in the word or phrase, and choose “Simple Definition” in the drop down box.