Welcome to the Australian History Mysteries Portal. It comprises two subscription-based websites containing inquiry learning case studies that are directly relevant to the Australian Curriculum: History at both primary and secondary levels.
The Secondary Section of the website currently contains 18 case studies comprising a wealth of video, print and interactive content with more under development. The case studies are especially relevant to years 7 to 10 and adopt an inquiry learning approach that encourages historical skills development, including equipping students with the capacity to develop historical thinking and imagination.
The Primary Website focuses specifically on the Key Inquiry Questions in the Australian Curriculum: History Years 3 to 6, as well as providing Extension Case Studies that encourage students to investigate some of the mysteries in Australian History in greater depth.
Currently there are 5 Key Inquiry Units (iPad Optimised) and 8 Extension Case Studies with more in the pipeline! All Inquiry Units are scaffolded to help students achieve the required historical knowledge, understanding and skills.
Each unit comprises:
- Video introduction
- A variety of interactive modules to help students create time lines, analyse photos and paintings, read maps, interpret animations and songs, use Internet freeware, empathise with historical characters, play word games, undertake research tasks, use data bases and much more
- Group activities
- Assessment tasks
- Media bank for students to use for their assignments.
About our Subscriptions
Separate subscriptions are required to access resources in the
Primary and Secondary sites. Schools wishing to subscribe to both sites should contact the office to discuss a special deal.
LESS THAN $1 PER STUDENT for all the unique resources you need to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum History.
How to use this website
Browse the public areas of the website portal to gain an overview of of what's available. Subscribe to gain access to EITHER the Primary OR the Secondary case study resources in full. Contact the office for a special deal if you wish to subscribe to both the PRIMARY and SECONDARY site. We hope you enjoy Australian History Mysteries.
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We are dedicated to developing digital content for quick and effective classroom use. If you have any comments or suggestions please let us know.
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