5 - 6
The Australian Colonies
Life and Land
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.
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?
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
Joseph Lycett paintings
Further information on the paintings of Joseph Lycett. Original art works depicting traditional Aboriginal life.
Cooperative learning routines
Routines to encourage cooperative learning in the classroom.