Earlier this week, the students in 4B presented class talks based on our inquiry topic.
This term, our inquiry topic is First Contacts. Our focus questions during this unit of work are:
- What was life like for Aboriginal people before the arrival of the Europeans?
- What was life like in Britain in the eighteenth century?
- Why did the Europeans settle in Australia?
- What were the early interactions like between the Aboriginal people and the European settlers?
The presentations were prepared at home as a homework task. Students chose a specific topic related to the unit of work to study. They completed research at home and created a slideshow on their iPads to complement their presentation. A variety of topics were chosen, including:
- Life for the first australians
- Indigenous food
- Indigenous art
- Dreamtime stories
- Life in 18th Century Britain
- James Cook
- The First Fleet
- European settlement in Australia.
We discussed the important elements of a quality presentation.
All students worked hard at:
- Speaking clearly and loudly
- Making eye contact with the audience
- Elaborating on information when necessary
- Engaging the audience with a smile!
Here are some photos from our presentations.
Everyone did a fabulous job presenting their projects to their classmates. The quality of the iPad presentations (created in Keynote or Slides) was excellent and all students tried very hard to speak clearly and confidently.
After each presentation, students were provided with quality feedback from the class. Presenting in front of an audience, which is called public speaking, is not an easy task, but it can be very rewarding. Miss Jordan is so proud of all of the students in 4B for doing such a wonderful job with their presentations!