This pathway brings together activities and resources for primary students who are using images to explore Victorian history.
By studying one source closely, students can:
- learn what life was like during a particular period
- experience personal stories from the past
- explore a particular issue, event or person in detail
- illustrate how authors and artists construct their work.
You might like to choose a number of activities to work through, or set up activites in a rotation.
- Pose a range of questions about the past (ACHHS033) (ACHHS067) (ACHHS083)(ACHHS119)
- Locate relevant information from a range of sources (ACHHS034) (ACHHS068) (ACHHS084) (ACHHS121)
- Identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources (ACHHS209)
- Identify and describe points of view, attitudes and values in primary and secondary sources (ACHHS085) (ACHHS155)
- Draw conclusions about the usefulness of sources (ACHHS211)
An image relevant to the topic being studied (see More to explore at the bottom of the page for a variety of great digital image resources)
For more information, see the Select resources section of this site.
More to explore
State Library Victoria Flickr page - great albums of out of copyright images from the SLV collections
State Library Victoria digital image pool - search function that allows students to browse thousands of copyright free images from the Library's catalogue.
Trove - Pictures, photos, objects - section of the NLA's Trove website which searches thousands of images from collections across Australia.
Google images - use Google's powerful search engines and tools to find images from different collections around the world.