Year 5 unit overview – Australian Curriculum: History



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Year 5 unit overview – Australian Curriculum: History


Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Curriculum v5.1: History for Foundation–10 < http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Year5?a=H&c=1&c=6&c=5&c=3&c=4&c=2&c=7&p=3&p=1&p=2&layout=1>. Retrieved 23rd November 2013


School Name

Unit title

Duration of unit

Faith Lutheran College Redlands

History

Term 3 -1 0 weeks term 4 - 10 weeks




Unit outline

Students will investigate the colonial period of Australia.

In this unit students will investigate the following questions:



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

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

This unit will assist students to:



  • Recognise the Key events in Australia of the colonial period after the 1800

  • Investigate the reasons why people migrated to Australia in the colonial period and the impacts of that migration

  • Appreciate the impacts of significant developments and events - the gold rush and the Eureka Stockade

  • Pose questions to investigate the significance of individuals and groups in shaping the colonies

  • Use provided sources to investigate and describe the significance of individuals and groups in shaping the colonies

The content of this unit is in alignment with Australian Curriculum 2013, and will provide opportunities to develop historical understandings through the key concepts of sources, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy

and significance.
It will also develop students’ historical skills, including: sequencing events in chronological order, identifying different types of sources, locating information in sources, comparing information from a range of sources, and developing texts, which incorporate information from sources.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Curriculum v5.1: History for Foundation–10 < http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Year5?a=H&c=1&c=6&c=5&c=3&c=4&c=2&c=7&p=3&p=1&p=2&layout=1>. Retrieved 23rd November 2013




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