Teaching Resource

Australia's First Peoples Inquiry Task

PDF | 3 pages|Grade: 4 | Starter Sheet

An inquiry-based assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of the connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country.

Use this teaching resource as an assessment task for students to demonstrate their understanding of the diversity of Australia’s First Peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

Students will research an archaeological site that shows the connection of First Nations peoples to Country, and they will then present their findings in the form of a PowerPoint or speech.

This resource includes:

  • instructions for students
  • research graphic organiser
  • presentation planning sheet.

 Featured in

Download this resource as part of a larger resource pack or Unit Plan.

      NSW Curriculum alignment

    • HT2-1

      Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world

    • HT2-2

      Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

    • HT2-4

      Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

      Victorian Curriculum alignment

      Australian Curriculum alignment

    Teach Starter Publishing
    Published by Teach Starter Publishing
    We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

    Comments & Reviews

    Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

    Log in or sign up to join the conversation.


    Hi Carla
    Thank you for your question! At the moment we do not have a rubric for this assessment task. While we understand that providing a rubric would save teachers time, it is also difficult to create a rubric that would meet each teacher’s specific needs. Nonetheless, please feel free to request this resource at our ‘Request a Resource’ page.


    Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.
    Kind regards

    Janeen · Feb 13th, 2020

    Suggest a change

    Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team evaluates every suggestion, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

    You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!

    Report an Error

    You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

    If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...


    Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

    1. Check that you are logged in to your account
    2. Check that you have a paid subscription
    3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

    If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

    Contact us

    More time-saving Inquiry Tasks resources!

    Show more Inquiry Tasks resources