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Problems in the Australian Colonies PowerPoint

$2.99 or Free on Plus | 19 pages (PDF, PowerPoint)|Grades: 5 - 6

A 19 slide editable PowerPoint to use in the classroom when learning about the problems that took place in the colonies of Australia.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning about Australian History and some of the major events that took place prior to Federation.

This teaching presentation includes key information about the:

  • early struggles
  • Castle Hill Uprising
  • Rum Rebellion
  • Ribbon Gang Outbreak
  • Eureka Stockade.

Included at the end of the PowerPoint is an independent research task for students to complete. For the task, students will write a diary entry from the point of view of a person from the time of one of the events. They must include key information about the event, how the event impacted the people of the time and how it contributed to the Federation of Australia.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  • HT3-1

    Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Resource Updates

  • Error corrected on slide 9 - 'Lachlan Macquarie' changed to 'John Macarthur'.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Mar 8th, 2018

  • Updated design elements.

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Sep 11th, 2017

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