IMAGI-NATION{TV} – History in a Day – Years 5 & 6

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

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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 logoThis 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.

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

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