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Australian Curriculum History – The impact of major events – Year 5 digital unit

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) 
  • 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

**This ebook is not transferable, nor can it be on-sold or uploaded to an intranet site. For full copyright details, please see the Copyright Notice outlined in the ebook or refer to the Copyright Agency Limited www.copyright.com.au

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