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Australian Curriculum History – Federation – Year 6 ebook

This is a 32-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum History series that covers:

  • Key figures and events that led to Australia’s Federation, including British and American influences on Australia’s system of law and government (ACHHK113) 

Elaborations

  • Investigating the differences among the colonies prior to Federation.
  • Investigating the events that led to Federation.
  • Investigating the people who played an important role in the Federation of Australia.
  • Investigating the political system adopted to ensure equal representation regardless of population and home state.
  • Investigating the political system adopted to ensure democratic government.

Key inquiry questions

  • Why and how did Australia become a nation?
  • What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?
  • Who were the people who came to Australia and why did they come?
  • How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?

Historical skills

  • Sequence historical people and events (ACHHS117) 
  • Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS118) 
  • Identify questions to inform a historical inquiry (ACHHS119) 
  • Identify and locate a range of relevant sources (ACHHS120) 
  • Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources (ACHHS121) 
  • Compare information from a range of sources (ACHHS122) 
  • Identify points of view in the past and present (ACHHS123) 
  • Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials (ACHHS124)
  • Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS125) 

Historical concepts

  • Cause and effect
  • Significance
  • Perspectives
  • Empathy
  • Contestability
  • Continuity and change

Take a trip through history and learn how the past has helped shape today, with this engaging, content-packed seven-book series covering the Historical knowledge and understanding strand for each year level. Students will be enthralled learning about the first circumnavigation of the globe, Australia’s first people,migrants who have crossed the sea for a new life, and much more.

Features:

A supporting teachers page which provides:

  • the content description being addressed
  • an elaboration relating to the specific aspect of the content description being developed
  • the key inquiry questions being addressed
  • the historical skills practised by completing the activities
  • the historical concepts addressed by the activities
  • background information to support that given in the student pages
  • teaching notes to assist in classroom organisation or to highlight specific activities
  • additional activities to extend the topic and develop historical skills
  • resources to supplement information/activities for teachers/students
  • a time line related to specific people and events

Three student activity pages which consist of:

  • a stimulus text to inform students about the theme and to promote discussion
  • an activity page related directly to the text but requiring research, evaluative comprehension and application of historical skills
  • an additional activity page which may be either a continuation of the previous page or an extension activity related to the topic but not directly related to the text
  • a fact file on each of the two activity pages that provides an interesting or unusual fact related to the topic

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