When we did Australian history inquiry units, my co-teacher and I would model an inquiry ourselves. This shows my inquiry on federation, complete with samples of notetaking and the use of graphic organizers. This worked REALLY well and the standard of work we got from the students really improved.
Investigating historic events and people involves a process of inquiry. This pack takes you through the process step-by-step. Also included are display materials to support your teaching of the stages. There are direct links with the contents of this pack to the content of the Australian Curriculum.