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HISTORY FACULTY

YEAR 8: INDIGENIOUS RESEARCH TASK

Student Name: ________________ Due date: ________________

ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 30% of assessment grade

Outcomes Assessed:

4.2 describes significant features of Aboriginal and indigenous cultures, prior to colonisation

4.3 explains the ways indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of the world have responded to contact with each other

4.6 draws conclusions about the usefulness of sources as evidence in an inquiry 4.7 identifies different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past 4.9 uses historical terms and concepts in appropriate contexts 4.10 selects & uses appropriate oral, written & other forms, including ICT, to communicate effectively about the past.


 The Task:


There are three sections to this assessment task.

In Section I you will be completing research both in class and in your own time regarding Aboriginal Australia and a society of your own choosing.

In Section II you shall be presenting your information in ONE of the formats listed below. You shall be provided with TWO lessons in the library or a computer room during which time you can work independently on your research and presentation.

In Section III you shall create and submit a bibliography displaying the sources you referred to.

Section I: Research
In Section I you are to research and answer the questions below for BOTH Aboriginal Australian societies and a society of your choice, which may include:


  • Maori

  • Plains Indians

  • Aztecs

  • Inuit

The questions include:

  1. What were the laws and customs present in each of the two societies, prior to colonisation? (What laws are in place? Who enforces the laws? What are the different roles men, women and children have in society)

  2. What evidence is there that your two societies had contact with other civilisations prior to colonisation? (e.g. There is archaeological evidence the Indigenous people of Australia had contact with the Chinese).

  3. Describe the religions followed by your two societies. You will need to refer to: their Gods; places of worship; religious festival and customs; who was in charge of their religious practices.

  4. For each society, investigate ONE significant event that occurred between the indigenous society and the Europeans.

  5. Explain the impact of European colonisation on each indigenous society.

For each of the above questions, you should write approximately 100 words.


Section II: Presentation
In Section II, you are to choose a format with which to present your research regarding both Aboriginal Australian societies and your chosen society. You may choose to present your research in one of the following formats:

  • PowerPoint

  • Prezi

  • MovieMaker

  • Essay

  • Poster

You need to ensure that your information is presented in an engaging manner that illustrates your research.

Section III: Bibliography


In Section III, you are to create a bibliography displaying the correct details regarding the books, encyclopaedias, journals and websites you have used when completing your research. You should have a minimum of THREE books and TWO websites in your bibliography.
Your bibliography MUST be attached to your cover sheet for your assignment.

We recommend you sign up to the free online program ‘Bibme’ which can be accessed at www.bibme.org to help create your bibliography.



Marking Guideline

Range

Marking Criteria

26-30

  • Clearly describes significant features of both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures

  • Clearly explains one significant post-contact event that occurs for both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures.

  • Clearly explains the positive and negative impact of colonisation for both Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.

  • Makes reference to numerous sources in their presentation and bibliography, including three books and two websites.

  • Creates an engaging presentation that clearly identifies relevant, historically correct details about both Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures.

21-25

  • Describes significant features of both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures

  • Explains one significant post-contact event that occurs for both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures.

  • Explains some of the positive and negative impacts of colonisation for both Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.

  • Makes reference to sources in their presentation and bibliography, including three books and two websites.

  • Creates a presentation that identifies relevant, historically correct details about both Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures.

16-20

  • Describes significant features of both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures

  • Explains one significant post-contact event that occurs for both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures.

  • Explains some of the positive and negative impacts of colonisation for both Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.

  • Makes reference to sources in their presentation and bibliography, including three books and two websites.

  • Creates a presentation that identifies relevant, historically correct details about both Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures.

8-15

  • Describes some significant features of both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures

  • Describes one significant post-contact event that occurs for both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures.

  • Describes some of the positive and negative impacts of colonisation for both Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.

  • Makes reference to some sources in their presentation and bibliography, including three books and two websites.

  • Creates a presentation that identifies historically correct details about both Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures.

1-7

  • Describes some features of both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures

  • Describes some information about a post-contact event that occurs for both Aboriginal and indigenous cultures.

  • Limited details regarding the impact of colonisation for both Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.

  • Limited reference to sources in presentation and bibliography.

  • Presentation presents limited details regarding Aboriginal and Indigenous cultures.

0

  • Non-Attempt



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