Tag Archive | Integrated Studies

RULES AND LAWS

Our Integrated Studies topic this term is Law and Order.

We are well on our way to discovering as much as we can about how

our Australian Parliamentary system works.

Click on the photos below to take you to a new page.

These links will assist with your learning about our topic.
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The Australian Government

 

Sovereign Hill Camp

Well everyone, we finally made it!

An entire term studying the gold rush helped give us a rich,

rewarding experience at camp.

Below are our thoughts on our camp experiences. 

There are also sample photos of the great activities we participated in whilst on camp.

We hope you enjoy watching the following videos.

We were also involved in art activities to re-create what life

may have been like on the gold fields.

We created paintings and added pictures of people and items used on the diggings. 

We also had to re-create a model of items of the 1850’s.

We hope you enjoy watching the video of our completed work.

 

Plant and Body Systems

Our Integrated Unit this term is Plant and Body Systems.

Our study of plant systems included

learning about the different parts of a plant,

as well as learning about how different flowers reproduce. 

We enjoyed learning about plants. 

We even dissected flowers and sketched them.

We had to sketch flowers and then also complete an art activity on still life.

We hope you enjoy looking at our artwork.

 We are now well on our way with our body systems research and our expert groups.

Below are two videos – the digestive system and the skeletal system.

We hope you enjoy watching them.

Click on the link below to take you

to some fantastic information on the different body systems.

Study Jams

Money Makes the World Go Around

Welcome back everyone to Term 3.

I hope you all had a restful holiday and that you are ready to get into the swing of things this term.

I know you are all excited about our Integrated Studies topic this term – 

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I know you are also excited about earning money and also setting up your own businesses.

I have included a link below to some really fun games to do with money.

This is to help you get into the swing of things.

How much money can I spend?

What should I spend it on?

How can I build up my money?

Oh, and of course, have some fun along the way!

I hope you enjoy playing these games.

Click on the image below to take you to the games.

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Systems and Relationships – Food Chains and Food Webs

Our new topic this term is Systems and Relationships.

We will be looking at the different biomes in the world, and the habitats of animals.

Along with this we will look at ecosystems, endangered animals, as well as food chains and webs.

I thought this song might help you get into the swing of things!

Here are two great YouTube videos to help you understand

the importance of food chains, food webs and habitats

You may use the link below to help you better understand ecosystems and food chains.

Ecosystem

Study Jams – Ecosystems

These links may also help with your research project.

BBC – Bitesize

Woodlands Resources – food chains

What do you think about this topic so far? Are you enjoying it?

How do you think man has contributed to destroying animal habitats?

Why is it important to have and to maintain ecosystems throughout the world?

Who were the ANZACS and why do we commemorate them?

As part of our study of the Anzacs, we were required to create either a poem,

or a letter which included what we had learnt from our research.

As we complete our work we will upload it to our blog.

Here is our first published poem and letter.

Congratulations Anna on a beautifully written poem, 

and to Tina L. for a sensitively written letter. Well done!

We hope you enjoy reading them.

Congratulations to Jade, Christine, Mathew and  Tina L.,

for their fantastic PowerPoint creations about Anzac Day.

Well done everyone!

 

 

Study Jams – Weather and Climate

Click on the following link to take you

to some fantastic information on Weather and Climate.

There are also some great interactive activities.

Use the website to help you with your research as well.

Study Jams – Weather and Climate

weather and climate study jams

I hope you enjoy the activities.

Write back and tell me something  new that you learnt.

WEATHER, NATURAL DISASTERS & CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Here is a collection of videos and maps

to help you better understand our topic.

We will be using some of these videos in class.

You may also like to use some of these videos

to assist you with your research on your chosen natural disaster.

Parliament House and Old Melbourne Gaol

This week we went on an excursion to

Parliament House and the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Our visit was part of our study on Law and Order.

It was very exciting seeing exactly where our laws are made. We were very lucky because Parliament was not sitting, so we were able to go into the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament and actually sit in the ministers’ seats, to get a feel of what it was like. We were also able to go into the Library which is in Parliament, and which the Ministers of Parliament use.

After our visit to Parliament House we went to the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Again, as part of Law and Order, we became the actors, and had to re-enact Ned Kelly’s trial. We put on costumes, and some of us even got to wear wigs!! We learnt that Ned Kelly did not really get a fair trial, because of the barrister who was representing him, and also because he was not allowed to present his case. We learnt that the courtroom at the time of Ned’s trial was very noisy and crowded. The judge who sentenced Ned also died 12 days after Ned was hanged.

This was a great history lesson.

Some of us now think that maybe we might become lawyers!

We also spent some time in the old part of the Old Melbourne Gaol which was actually the original Melbourne Men’s Hospital. This was where Ned Kelly and other prisoners were taken to recover from their wounds. Sadly, once healed, Ned Kelly had to face his trial and his sentence.

Here are some photos of our excursion. We hope you enjoy them.

 Parliament House and Courtroom Drama – Old Melbourne Gaol on PhotoPeach