Time DetectivesTitle: Time Detectives
978 1 74148 803 6
Upper Primary/Set 2
Levels 28–29


Description: Get ready to go back in time! In Time Detectives, you will discover how people find out about the past. Better yet, you will find out what these time detectives know about things that happened thousands, or even millions of years ago.

Key concepts

  • Studying history provides people with knowledge and skills to understand themselves and their world.
  • The significance of continuity – how aspects of past societies and cultures have been preserved.
  • Fossils are an important treasure as they reveal secrets about past life on Earth.
  • There are a range of evidence and sources of information about past times.

Curriculum links:
Study of society/Natural history

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Explanation
  • Recount
  • Newspaper report
  • Procedure

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Contents page
  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Headings
  • Captions
  • Labels
  • Table

Text boxes

  • Did you know? boxes
  • Fact boxes
  • Activity boxes
  • Time detectives at work boxes

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Symbols
  • Hieroglyphics

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Selecting and integrating reading strategies, for example, sub-vocalising, substituting, using mental imagery, skimming or scanning, selfcorrecting, slowing down, reading on, rereading and so on
  • Displaying a positive attitude to reading, for example, being totally absorbed when reading, seeing books as a major source of information, confidently handling new texts
  • Supporting text discussions with evidence from the text


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