- Educational Resources
educational activities provided are aimed at students in secondary
schools. They focus on skills development as well as the acquisition
of knowledge about the role Australia's desert heartland played
activities can be completed individually, others are group activities
appropriate to the classroom.
Crossword and Word Sleuth activities provide a focus for scanning
text, including photo captions, in the online museum. Table Completion
activities are aimed at developing focussed note taking skills.
The "true or false" comprehension activity on military
life is designed to develop student's ability to recognise the difference
between factual information and interpretive comment. The Outback
Life activity introduces the idea of primary and secondary source
materials as a basic introduction to the need to weigh evidence
and be critical of statements about the past, their origins and
validity. Comparisons between past and present life in Alice Springs
have been included to enable students to understand the impact of
the past upon the present.
are welcome to adapt the materials to their own needs.
following Word document resources are provided:
Activities focussing on the sections relating to Military,
Life and Children
Worksheets for reviewing content of online museum by Notetaking
Exercise, Clueless Word Sleuth,
Mapping Activity, and Crossword
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