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The Australian Colonies
Why were the Colonies Founded?
Students in Year 5 examine colonial Australia in the 1800s, including the expansion of the British colonies and why they developed. They will use a range of resources to develop a historical narrative which includes an understanding of chronological sequencing of events, analysing sources, use of historical terms and recognising cause and effect. Inspired by the theme of ‘choice and challenge’, the students will be encouraged to identify questions, form an historical inquiry and share their research tasks to invoke critical thinking skills such as questioning, application and analysing.
How did an Australian Colony develop over time and why?
19th Century, European, Victoria, colony, economic, empire, foundation, penal colony, political, settlement, social