Stage 2 investigates Australasia

As part of the Stage 2 History unit, Places are similar and different, we are learning about Australia in relation to its nearest neighbours during Library lessons. Here are some Youtube clips we are be examining, concerning the Continental Drift theory, the Pacific Ring of Fire and Australia’s strategic position in the Pacific region.


Continental drift


‘Ring of fire’ threatens a larger earthquake


Australia’s geographic challenge

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Judaism

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


Judaism: sacred symbols and rituals


The story of Judaism

Tomb of   Prophet Job, Salalah, Oman
Tomb of Prophet Job, Salalah, Oman, by -Reji on Flickr Creative Commons

Staunton Synagogue
Staunton Synagogue, by Mike Freedman, Flickr Creative Commons (Temple House of Israel, a Reform Synagogue in Staunton, VA, USA)

IMG_2934
IMG_2934, Great Synagogue, Sydney, by Matthew Shugart on Flickr Creative Commons.

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Christianity

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


The story of Christianity


Origin of the “Jesus fish”

The Vatican
The Vatican, Rome, by Mike on Flickr Creative Commons

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Pablo Fernández on Flickr Creative Commons

St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, by Norman Z on Flickr Creative Commons

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Hinduism

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


Hindu creation story


Explanation of the Hindu Gods


Hindu Gods Ganesh


The story of Hinduism – final video

Akshardham Temple, Delhi
Akshardham Temple, Delhi by travfotos on Flickr Creative Commons

The Virupaksha Temple
The Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, by Neha Singh on Flickr Creative Commons. (It is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati got married at this location.)

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Buddhism

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.

BUDDHISM:


What is Buddhism?


The story of Buddha


Basic Buddhist teaching


Mythology – Lord Buddha


The story of Buddhism

Ananda Pagoda
Ananda Pagoda, Myanmar by Hella Delicious, Flickr Creative Commons

Cherished Mausoleum
Cherished Mausoleum, Manila, by Wayne S. Grazio, Flickr Creative Commons (Second oldest cemetery, the resting place for Chinese citizens denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period.)

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Islam

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


Religion Global History Timeline 1 min 30 sec (Was: History timeline: world religions conquest map HD)

The teachers have requested that five religions be examined during library sessions, including famous identities associated with the beginnings of each religion and original and now-famous buildings for each religion.

ISLAM:


5 Pillars of Islam – part 1 | Cartoon by Discover Islam UK


The 5 pillars of Islam animated in English (includes previous clip at the beginning)


Story of Islam


Hajj view of the Kaaba as pilgrims walk

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal by ndj5, on Flickr Creative Commons