HistoryYears 5 - 6Australia as a NationDemocracy and CitizenshipDemocracy and Citizenship

The Mabo Decision

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

The students collect evidence to build a case for action that takes into account the High Court case of Eddie Mabo and The State of Queensland.
They work in groups to:
• analyse primary and secondary sources and develop persuasive texts for use in a debate
• examine different points of view on events in the past and present to determine their purpose
• Evaluate and connect information from various sources to defend a position
The key concepts addressed in this lesson are significance, sources, and continuity and change.

Focus Question

Who was Eddie Mabo and why was he important?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI132, ACHASSK135, ACHASSI123, ACHASSI130, ACHASSI127

NSW Syllabus

HT3-3, HT3-4, HT3-5

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHC094

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Democracy and Citizenship

Lesson Name

The Mabo Decision

Lesson Time

90 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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