HistoryYears 5 - 6The Australian ColoniesGame ChangersGame Changers

Historical Significance

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students will investigate the meaning of historical significance and develop critical analysis through comparing and contrasting world events and their differing impacts, dependent on location and perspective. They will research the National Museum’s defining moments of the 19th Century and investigate their historical significance. Working collaboratively, students will discuss different points of view within a group (Sticky-note storm) to further identify significant events and developments in the Australian Colonies. As additional activities, they can offer their own opinion and point of view when deciding on a recent defining moment in Australia, therefore connecting their learning to their own experiences and extend their knowledge by researching and creating their own historical quiz.
Historical concepts addressed in this lesson are sources, cause and effect and significance.

Focus Question

What makes an event or development historically significant?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI095, ACHASSI101, ACHASSK110, ACHASSI102, ACHASSK108

NSW Syllabus

HT3-5, HT3-1

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHC087, VCHHK090, VCHHC084, VCHHK092

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Game Changers

Lesson Name

Historical Significance

Lesson Time

90 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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