In our inquiry unit, Ghosts of Our Past, the students have chosen a significant character from our colonial past to investigate. They have been given weekly homework tasks that lead up to an exhibition on Open Night. We have organised an excursion to the Old Melbourne Gaol. The students will participate in a Ned Kelly Mock Trial and a tour of the Gaol. On the way back we will be discussing some of the significant buildings from Melbourne’s colonial past. The second half of the term will see the students investigating significant events in Australia’s history, including the discovery of gold in Warrandyte, and will conclude with a tent city day at the end of the term. On this day the students will celebrate their learning.