Omnibus: an old term for a bus or wagonette
Trolley bus: an electric bus that draws its electricity from overhead wires
Motor bus: archaic term referring to a bus powered by an onboard internal combustion engine, as opposed to a horse-drawn bus or steam bus or trolley bus.
Once the timeline has been constructed, have each student pin their date and event in order on a board, or around the room.
To re- engage the students and help clarify their level of understanding, have a comprehension quiz, with teams. Start by dividing the class into two groups, each forming a single line. Begin by posing a question to the first players at the front of each line. The first to answer wins a point for their team. Once the question is answered, ask the two students move to the back of the line, and pose another question to the next pair of students. To help keep students focused, points could also be allocated for co-operation and behaviour while students wait for their turn.
Suggested questions could include:
Chronology, terms and concepts
Sequence historical people and events
Use historical terms and concepts
Explanation and communication
Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged
Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies
Historical knowledge and understanding
Australia as a nation
The contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and migrants, to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, science, the arts, sport.
Sequence historical people and events.
Use historical terms and concepts Sequence historical events, developments and periods (ACHHS205)
Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS206)
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