A Comparative Report – Year 4-7

Comparative reports  compare or contrast particular characteristics of similar things or processes. Comparative reports are typically structured as follows:

  • General statement
    • Introduces ‘things’ to be compared
  • Description
    • systematic analysis of similarities and differences
Title Stars and Planets

General statement

Entities (Things)

Our solar system comprises the sun (a huge star) and all the planets orbiting it as well as other material. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a star and a planet?
Description

Similarities and Differences

Movement

The basic difference is that a star gives off light and a planet only reflects light. A star is a ball of gas. Pressure at the centre of the star causes a nuclear fusion reaction to start. This fission burns and creates light for millions of years. A planet is a spherical ball of rock or gas that is usually found orbiting a star. Over time a star will eventually change properties and become a planet but a planet will remain relatively unchanged.
Appearance When observing planets and stars through a telescope, several differences can be seen. Stars appear to twinkle whereas brighter planets don’t. The closer, larger planets appear as disk-shaped; in contrast , the stars tend to be points of light.

 

We Are The Rebels: The Women and Men of Eureka – By Clare Wright

Questions:

Here Hidden Head
Explicitly in the text

Read the clues

Read between the lines

Gather information from various parts of the text

Inferential

Opinion based on evidence

Evaluative based on details in the text

 

Who was involved in the creation of the design of the Eureka flag?

 

 

Why did Peter Lalor fight so hard for the rights of miners? Why did the court use the Eureka Flag as evidence against the miners?
Did they use Aboriginal tools? Why did they meet up at Bakery Hill? Why were women doubted so much?
Where was the flag made? Why couldn’t the women come and mine the gold? Why in nearly all the photos of the Eureka stockade were there no women?
How valuable were shillings? Why did they make the Eureka flag so big?
Where were the women when the men were fighting against the military? How did the Eureka Flag come to be created? Why were women not so recognised?
When they were hiding, if a soldier found them did they hurt them? What happened during the cross-fire?
Why couldn’t women vote?
Why did they make the Miners Rights?

Gather information from a variety of sources.
How are women portrayed?
Who is represented?

BTN
http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3900125.htm

The Eureka Flag: A National Treasure
http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1600/

The Eureka Stockade

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eureka-stockade
http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/golden-victoria/impact-society/eureka-stockade

Timeline of Events
http://www.eurekaballarat.com/media/209212/eureka_timeline.pdf

State Library of Victoria:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover

Ellen Young’s poem (published in the Geelong Advertiser, 1 June 1954)
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/91933419?searchTerm=%22ellen%20young%22&searchLimits=exactPhrase=ellen+young%7C%7C%7CanyWords%7C%7C%7CnotWords%7C%7C%7CrequestHandler%7C%7C%7CdateFrom%7C%7C%7CdateTo%7C%7C%7Csortby=dateAsc

Compare to a contemporary text about social commentary:
Mr President by Pink
How have patterns of language changed across historical contexts?
https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tz7einazkgvl6u4xwsfnto2wu4y?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics&u=0#

Jackie French text annotated
4-Historical-Context

Phasmids: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

Timeline

Date Significant Event/s
1855  Species was first discovered
1916  Published first detailed observation
1918  Black rats ate nearly all the phasmids
1930  All phasmids were gone
1964  An amazing photo of a dead phasmid taken on Balls Pyramid
1969  More phasmid remains were found
2001  5 people scientific expedition to Ball Pyramid
2002  5 people rediscover phasmid on a bush in the middle of the night
2003  Two males and two female phasmids were collected on Valentine’s Day
2003  Male and female taken to Melbourne Zoo
2007  Some phasmids were returned to Lord Howe Island
2008  Melbourne Zoo returns adults phasmids
2008  Doctor Jane Goodall visited the phasmids – Melbourne Zoo
2009  Video filmed of phasmid hatching
2012  Program to kill rats
2012  Funding for school to incubate eggs
2013  20 minute movie-  Sticky
2014  A new display  set up for phasmids in Melbourne Zoo

 

Phasmid glossary

Sticky from jilli rose on Vimeo.

 

Questions

 

Here Hidden Head
Explicitly in the text

Read the clues

Read between the lines

Gather information from various parts of the text

Inferential

Opinion based on evidence

Evaluative based on details in the text

 

 

 

 

 

Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony by Stephanie Owen Reeder

Read/ Listen to the next chapter before next week’s lesson. :)

Chapter 2: A Grand Plan Revealed

Lennie The Legend from DanLaw on Vimeo.

Bread and Dripping

http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/bread-and-dripping/clip1/

What was life like during the Depression years?

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/great-depression

1928
http://myplace.edu.au/teaching_activities/1928/episode_landing_9.html

1938
http://myplace.edu.au/teaching_activities/1938/episode_landing_8.html

Lennie in the Parade
http://aso.gov.au/titles/home-movies/farey-sydney-harbour-bridge/clip1/

 

Questions:

Here Hidden Head
Explicitly in the text

Read the clues

Read between the lines

Gather information from various parts of the text

Inferential

Opinion based on evidence

Evaluative based on details in the text