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Australian Curriculum History – The impact of major events – Year 5 ebook

This is a 30-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum History series that covers:

  • The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; for example, frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stocked, internal exploration, the advent of rail, the expansion of farming, drought. (ACHHK095) 

Elaborations

  • Investigating the impact of the gold rushes on the economic, social and political development of Australia.
  • Investigating colonial conflicts: the Eureka Stockade and the Myall Creek Massacre.
  • Investigating the development of transport in the 1800s and its impact on Australian colonies.
  • Investigating the introduction of the telegraph in the 1800s and its impact on Australia.

Key inquiry questions

  • How did Australian colonies develop over time and why?
  • 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?
  • What were the significant events and who were the significant people who shaped Australian colonies?

Historical skills

  • Sequence historical people and events (ACHHAS098) 
  • Use historical terms and concepts (ACHHS099) 
  • Identify questions to inform a historical inquiry (ACHHS100) 
  • Identify and locate a range of relevant sources (ACHHS101) 
  • Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources (ACHHS102) 
  • Compare information from a range of sources (ACHHS103) 
  • Identify points of view in the past and present (ACHHS104) 
  • Develop texts particularly narratives and descriptions which incorporate source material (ACHHS105) 
  • Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, and written) and digital technologies (ACHHS106) 

Historical concepts

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

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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