HistoryYears 5 - 6The Australian ColoniesThe Australian Colonies

Migration to the Australian Colonies

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Migration to the Australian Colonies

Number of Lessons

4

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

Students examine early migration and will identify the reasons why people migrated to Australia in the 1800s (for example the consequences of the Irish potato famine and the Industrial Revolution). They will investigate the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (for example the Afghan cameleers and Chinese miners) and connect, where appropriate, stories of migration to their own family histories.
Students will conduct an historical inquiry, use critical and visual thinking routines and develop their independent and collaborative study skills.

Key Inquiry Question

What do we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know?
How did an Australian Colony change over time and why?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

General Capabilities

Intercultural understanding
ICT Capacity
Ethical understanding
Literacy
Critical and creative thinking

afghan cameleers, bounty settlers, chinese miners, colonies, convicts, emigrant, forced migrants, free settlers, immigrant, indentured labourers, migration, penal colony, push and pull factors, racism, stereotyping

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

The Australian Colonies

Unit

Migration to the Australian Colonies

Number of Lessons

4

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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