This term the grade 3s are investigating the History and Geography of Barwon Heads. We are going to integrate our learning with our class take home pet – David the Lion.
Some ideas of what your child can do during the visit include:
- Asking parents, grandparents or an older person about some of their memories of their childhood in Barwon Heads. They can then record what they found out in the journal.
- Research and write about one of the local shipwrecks.
- Photographing or drawing an old item or photograph in your house.
- Drawing a before and after picture of Barwon Heads (photos are on the internet).
- Come up with their own idea that relates to the history or geography of Barwon Heads.
- Compare our local environment to a different environment (city/country)
- Research how the bluff was formed.
- Read and write about marine sanctuaries.
Some of our inquiry questions:
- Who lived here first and how do we know?
- How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
- What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
- How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past? (e.g. ANZAC Day)
Students will take David the Lion home for 2-3 nights, write about their chosen topic of interest then, on return to school, share their findings. The highlights of their presentation will be shared with parents on COMPASS. This is an open-ended task and has been designed to be a fun and enjoyable experience. This activity gives students choice to investigate something that is of particular interest to them. They can write as little or as much as they wish. It also gives them a chance to showcase their organisation and public speaking skills!
What are you going to research about Barwon Heads?