HistoryYears 5 - 6The Australian ColoniesWhy were the Colonies Founded?Why were the Colonies Founded?

A Colonial Settlement Investigation

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

In this lesson, students will understand and define the terms primary and secondary sources and analyse primary sources e.g. John Oxley’s notebook, to develop a narrative and interpret significance. They will develop key questions about an early Australian colony and research, analyse and categorise a range of information sources. Using effective communication, they will present their research task to the class and map their chosen colony on a map.
Historical concepts addressed in this lesson are sources, continuity and change, significance and cause and effect.

Focus Question

Why did an Australian Colony develop over time and why?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI098, ACHASSK106, ACHASSI105, ACHASSK107, ACHASSI102

NSW Syllabus

HT3-1, HT3-5

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHC083, VCHHK088, VCHHC082

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Why were the Colonies Founded?

Lesson Name

A Colonial Settlement Investigation

Lesson Time

120 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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