My Place, written by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Donna Rawlins, was Children's Book Council Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 1988, and also won the YABBA children's choice award. Constantly in print for more than 20 years, this groundbreaking blend of history and imaginative fiction has been read in schools and homes around the country, and is now delighting a second generation of readers.
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.