The teaching and learning in this unit work towards building the following knowledge, understandings and skills in the next unit -
Australia as a nation: Investigating the development of the Australian nation, including:
• knowledge of rivalry between the colonies leading up to Federation in 1901
• an understanding of significant individuals and groups in the shaping of the colonies
• the historical skills of posing questions to frame an inquiry, locating information in sources to answer questions, and explaining and communicating.