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Sequence information about events, developments, periods and phenomena using a variety of discipline-appropriate formats and conventions including chronological frameworks that use dating conventions


  • constructing and annotating timelines to show developments and periods (for example, the approximate beginning and end dates of ancient societies and the periods of time when these coexisted) and events (for example, placing referendums of the twentieth century in a chronological sequence) (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • applying dating conventions on sequences, including ‘BC’ (Before Christ), ‘AD’ (Anno Domini), ‘BCE’ (Before Common Era), and ‘CE’ (Common Era) and using terms such as ‘prehistory’ (before the period of textual recording) and ‘history’ (the period beginning with named individuals and textual recording) (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • developing representations to show steps in a sequence (for example, the flow of water, the process for constitutional change) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • modelling a system (for example, an ecosystem or hydrological cycle) and using it to explain the sequence of effects when elements are manipulated (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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