Life today has changed significantly.  We have access to multitudes of technology - we live in a technological era.  Prior to this, one of the most significant eras of change occurred which influenced life in more ways that anyone could have imagined.  Known as the industrial revolution, inventions and industry boomed.  This had major impacts on all facets of life.

A slight change has been made to the exam dates for ‘reading’ and ‘writing’ exams. Instead of completing these two exams in the week beginning June 15th, this will now take place week beginning June 1st. The reason for this change is to avoid a large number of assessment pieces being due for you in the last two weeks of term. We will have completed all content necessary to prepare you for your exams and therefore will be a more appropriate time to complete your final exams for the term and help to reduce your heavy workload in the final weeks of term. I will further discuss this change with you during our lesson. Please feel free to come and see me if you have any concerns with this change.

How do context, attitudes, values and beliefs influence life stories?

Students will investigate this question, as we delve into the lives of our Indigenous people and the changes that occurred during the time that the Europeans began settling in Australia?  What is at the heart of Aboriginal spirituality? How has European settlement impacted on this?

How do values and attitudes change over the course of war?

NAPLAN activities; short story narrative and the lead up to WWI.

 We will investigate the causes, the consequences, the battles, the impact and effects of this on Australia and the world.  We will undertake a mini-inquiry to investigate the use of propaganda during war time and consider how nations use this to convince its people to go to war.  We will study and explore some poetry, primary and secondary sources, images and story in our investigations.