HistoryYears 5 - 6The Australian ColoniesThe Australian Colonies

Life and Land

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Life and Land

Number of Lessons

5

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

Students learn about what life was like for different groups of people in the Australian Colonies, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. They examine settlement patterns, the environmental impact of colonisation and the daily lives of the early settlers. Employing strategies which develop their critical and visual thinking skills, the students will view and engage in stimulating original material and sources to develop their historical skills and concepts.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers and viewers are advised that the following resources may contain images and voices of people who have died.

Key Inquiry Question

What do we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know?
How did colonial settlement change the environment?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Sustainability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking
Literacy
Intercultural understanding
ICT Capacity
Ethical understanding

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, colonial, conflict, environment, exploration, gold era, impact, interaction, migration, penal colony, primary sources, secondary sources, settlements, significance, sustainability, tradition

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Life and Land

Number of Lessons

5

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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