HistoryYears 5 - 6Australia as a NationAustralia as a Nation

Becoming a Nation

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Becoming a Nation

Number of Lessons

5

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

Students will investigate the formation of an Australian Federation by using a variety of learning strategies, such as cooperative learning activities and inquiry based tasks. They will study the origins of our system of national government and learn about the key figures and reasons for uniting as a nation. They will critically analyse the different attitudes towards federation at the time and research the development of our constitution. Through analysis of primary and secondary sources, students will identify the key elements of our system of government and investigate its origins. They will learn about the Magna Carta and investigate the Westminster and American political systems to help them identify their influences on the development of the Australian system of government.

Key Inquiry Question

Why and how did Australia become a nation?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

General Capabilities

Numeracy
Personal and social capability
Literacy
Ethical understanding
Critical and creative thinking
ICT Capacity

Australian Constitution, Magna Carta, Washington, Westminster, act of law, bill, commonwealth, democracy, federation, government, parliament, referendum, system of law, uniting

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Becoming a Nation

Number of Lessons

5

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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