HistoryYears 5 - 6Australia as a NationAustralia as a Nation

Democracy and Citizenship

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Democracy and Citizenship

Number of Lessons

4

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

In this unit, the students describe and explain the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia in the 20th Century. They examine Australian human rights, past and present, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and children. The students explain how Australian society has changed throughout the 20th Century for these groups and investigate the significance of the Mabo Decision.

Key Inquiry Question

How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

General Capabilities

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

Australian Constitution, Human Rights Commission, Magna Carta, annexed, assimilation, campaigning, discrimination, generalisations, justification, perspective, point of view, referendum, reserve, segregation, stereotyping, terra nullius, universal

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Democracy and Citizenship

Number of Lessons

4

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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