The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 5W News

In 5W, we have been studying the transdisciplinary theme of 'Where We Are in Place and Time'. We have been looking at how colonial settlement has had effects on social, political and economic development. Through this, we have looked at how exports, such as sandalwood, were overtaken by the gold rush period in Australia. We then used images from the National Archive to juxtaposition one against another, for example, looking at how one image might help explain how one person is feeling miserable on the goldfields. Furthermore, we have looked at how mining in colonial times has changed and we have used Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the 19th-century mining techniques to those of the 21st century. We will finish this unit off by writing a report on these techniques as well as a report from an Indigenous perspective through the colonisation period. Once we have finished, it will be on to our PYP Exhibition for 2017.

Mr Andrew Wells
Year 5 Teacher