Our Stage 2 students are about to commence a Guided Inquiry science & technology unit on “Buildings and bridges” (Built environments strand). It’s part of a two-year cycle, so the first thing I did was go back through the blog to see what online resources I used last time.
Although I was responsible for developing field knowledge last time, the emphasis was on HSIE (Human society & its environment), but some of the Youtube clips on Introducing British colonisation will be very useful.
Some excellent footage of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney’s CBD:
Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
Interesting to see an outsider’s view of the Sydney Opera House:
Sydney Opera House – Great Attractions (Sydney, Australia)
Supplementing this material will be the Flickr slideshow I created of local bridges two (or three?) cycles ago. How time flies!
As with last year’s Guided Inquiry units, the brief clips will be discussed and consolidated after considering the students’ “Plus, minus, interesting” matrices, which will encourage/develop some note-taking skills.