Australia Becomes a Nation Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Australia Becomes a Nation Unit Plan

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8 x Lessons

This Australian History unit covers a range of concepts relating to the establishment of the Australian colonies, Australian Federation and the Australian Constitution.

It consists of 8 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.

Some lessons contain independent research tasks which may require additional lessons to complete.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

The Six Colonies of Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the establishment of the six colonies of Australia.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

The Establishment of Australia's Colonies

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the unique characteristics and history of the six colonies of Australia.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Problems in the Australian Colonies

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify some of the problems in the colonies leading up to Federation.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Australia Moves to Federate

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will form a perspective on the benefits of Australian Federation.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Famous Federators

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify influential people who contributed to Australian Federation.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Events That Led to Australian Federation

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will examine significant events that led to Australian Federation.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

The Australian Constitution

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the impact of the Australian Constitution on Australian society.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

The Impact of Federation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the impact of Australian Federation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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Lesson 9 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Assessment - Australia Becomes a Nation

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate an understanding of Australia's colonisation and Federation.

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Australian Curriculum alignment


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