In this lesson, students will identify and investigate influential and significant Australian figures of the 19th Century. The song, Making a Place for Me, will introduce the students to the life and legacy of Mary Reibey. Students will then choose another influential character to investigate and present a report on their achievements and legacy using the In the Spotlight graphic organiser. Students will then investigate some infamous characters and use their critical thinking skills to create a debate about the influence and significance of Bushrangers on our Colonial History. An additional activity would be to use their creative talents to create their own version of Making a Place for Me, featuring their chosen historical figure.
Historical concepts addressed in this lesson are sources, significance and perspective.
Who were the people who shaped the Australian Colonies and why are they remembered?
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