HistoryYears 5 - 6The Australian ColoniesThe Australian Colonies

Why were the Colonies Founded?

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Why were the Colonies Founded?

Number of Lessons

3

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

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.

Key Inquiry Question

How did an Australian Colony develop over time and why?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

General Capabilities

Literacy
Critical and creative thinking
ICT Capacity
Numeracy

19th Century, European, Victoria, colony, economic, empire, foundation, penal colony, political, settlement, social

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Why were the Colonies Founded?

Number of Lessons

3

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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