Developing historical inquiry skills is fundamental to understanding our past. The Be A Document Detective series introduces primary aged students to four key primary sources that inform historical investigations. Language, layout, images and content are carefully combined to target Years 3 to 6 reading and interest levels.
Be an Artifact Detective and learn about learn objects from the past as primary sources and discover how they can be used to answer questions.
Be a Diary Detective and examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.
Be a Speech Detective and discover how speeches, interviews and oral histories help us find out about the lives, beliefs and policies of people in the past.
Be a Photograph Detective and learn how to examine photographs as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.
This series supports directly supports the Australian HASS Curriculum by addressing the required historical inquiry skills across the primary grades. Each book provides a springboard into different primary sources and how they provide clues to the past.