Unit of Inquiry in Term 4 – History


Key Questions

-What do we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know?

– How did an Australian colony develop over time and why?

– How did colonial settlement change the environment?

– What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?


Key Knowledge & Understandings

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

-The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony. (ACHHK096)

-The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony; for example, explorers, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, humanitarians, religious and political leaders, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. (ACHHK097)



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