This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to the early explorers of the Age of Exploration and the ‘discovery’ of Australia.
It consists of 5 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and may require additional lessons.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects
Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
Australian Curriculum alignment
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and ...
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms
Interpret data and information displayed in different formats, to identify and describe distributions and simple patterns
Sequence information about people??s lives and events
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues
Interact with others with respect to share points of view
Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions
The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations