Activity Introduction

Students explore the idea that we all have a history and that these can be represented visually through a timeline. They begin by exploring different types of timelines before thinking about some significant events in their own lives and creating a timeline of these events. They then watch a clip featuring Nova Peris and use learnings from the clip to identify questions that can be asked of people to help identify significant events in a person’s history. Students then plan and conduct an interview with someone from their grandparent’s generation, seeking to answer the question: What were some significant events in your life and why were they significant to you? Students create a timeline of these events to share with the class.

Find all the IMAGI-NATION{TV} episodes on AIME’s YouTube channel.

Time required: 90+ minutes

Learning Intentions

Learning intentions:

  • Students understand what a timeline is and why it is useful for visually representing significant events in history
  • Students understand how to conduct an interview and identify the types of questions useful for conducting an in-depth interview
  • Students understand that we all have a history and that our present is shaped by events from our histories.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Year 5 HASS

  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094)
  • Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI095)
  • Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI097)
  • Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI105)

Year 6 HASS

  • The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation (ACHASSK137)
  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)
  • Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI123)
  • Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI125)
  • Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI133)

Resources Required

  • Device capable of presenting a website and video to the class
  • Devices with internet connection OR materials for creating a timeline
  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student
  • Timeline Examples
  • Workbook, blank paper or digital device – one per student.

Background Information

AIME created IMAGI-NATION{TV} & the IMAGI-NATION{CLASSROOM} experience to put a mentor in the home every day during the tough times of COVID-19 and beyond. It’s a daily TV show broadcast live on the internet, and it’s a gift for teachers, parents and kids to help make sense of today and imagine tomorrow.

The pursuit is to elevate knowledge; every guest we bring on knows something and has wisdom to share. This show is not just about entertainment to pass the time. We want to remake the mould for the modern hero – from beauty to brains, from selfies to self-knowledge, from hashtags to hope. IMAGI-NATION{TV} is seeking to unlock the best in every single one of us; to inspire a generation of heroes in the form of mentors who fight for a fairer world.

AIME logo This lesson has been developed in partnership with AIME. AIME is an Imagination Factory that since 2005, has been creating pop-up Imagination Factories on university campuses around the world to unlock the internal narrative of marginalised kids, taking them from a world that tells them they can’t to a world that tells them they can. Kids who experience the Imagination Factory have gone on to achieve educational parity, rise up as entrepreneurs, and take on a whole new mindset that prepares them for success.

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Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will…

  • ... understand what a timeline is and why it is useful for visually representing significant events in history
  • ... understand how to conduct an interview and identify the types of questions useful for conducting an in-depth interview
  • ... understand that we all have a history and that our present is shaped by events from our histories.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … create a timeline
  • … develop a range of questions for an interview
  • … conduct an interview
  • … interpret interview content into a visual medium
  • … participate in class and group discussions
  • … work independently and collaboratively.

Teacher content information:

IMAGI-NATION{TV} by AIME

AIME was founded in 2005 to bring mentors into the lives of kids left behind. Since then they’ve grown to become global experts in mentoring - being awarded one of the top 50 education groups in the world in 2019.

AIME created IMAGI-NATION{TV} & the IMAGI-NA

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Student Worksheet

History In A Day - Activity Instructions

Learning intentions: 

  • You will understand what a timeline is and why it is useful for visually representing significant events in history
  • You will understand how to conduct an interview and identify the types of questions useful for conducting an in-depth interview
  • You will understand that we all have a history and that our present is shaped by events from our histories.

Success criteria: 

  • You can create a timeline
  • You can develop a range of questions for an interview
  • You can conduct an interview
  • You can interpret interview content into a visual medium
  • You can participate in class and group discussions
  • You can work independently and collaboratively.

Timelines

1. Watch this video:

Welcome to AIME (https://vimeo.com/314670113)

Knowing Me

2. List five to ten events from your own personal history that are significant to who you are now and where you are now: 

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