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Historical Investigations

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Sovereign Hill Education has designed three teacher directed activities/challenges for year 9 students to complete during a visit to Sovereign Hill. All require students to take photos that reveal evidence which answers a set of questions based on the year 9 Depth Studies.
Teachers may have students use these photos to form a visual essay or presentation to be completed back at school. Alternatively they might adopt a competitive approach to the activity (Rush Around the Hill) to be completed while on excursion.

The activities are designed to fit with the AusVELS History Year 9 Depth studies Making a Modern World and Australia and Asia.


There are 3 challenges teachers can choose from. (Students complete only ONE)

1. The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Australia

Visual Essay Challenge                Rush Around the Hill Challenge

2. Movements of Peoples

Visual Essay Challenge               Rush Around the Hill Challenge


3. The Chinese on the goldfields

Visual Essay Challenge              Rush Around the Hill Challenge