Calling Australia Home Unit Plan

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Calling Australia Home Unit Plan

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This Australian History unit covers a range of concepts relating to democracy, citizenship and immigration experiences of 20th century Australia.

It consists of 11 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

Australia in the 20th Century

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop an understanding of social conditions in Australia in the 20th century.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Human Rights in Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop an understanding of what human rights are and appreciate the significance of human rights laws.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Australian Women's Rights in the 20th Century

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop an understanding of the importance and history of women's rights in Australia in the 20th century.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Indigenous Australian Rights in the 20th Century

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the lack of rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People throughout the 20th Century.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Factors Influencing Human Migration

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify different types of migration and the factors that influence migration.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Our Heritage

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify how immigration policy has shaped Australian society.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Who Came Here?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the different migrant groups in Australia throughout the 20th century.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

How Immigration Shaped Australia

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the experiences of democracy and citizenship for migrant groups in Australia.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Anh's Story

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the stories of Asian migrants to Australia.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Australian Immigrant Experiences

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the narratives of Australian immigrants.

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Lesson 11 60 minutes

Celebrating Diversity

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the cultural practices of Australian communities.

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Lesson 12 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Assessment - Calling Australia Home

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate knowledge of Australian democracy and citizenship experiences in the 20th century.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

  • GE3-4

    Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

  • HT3-1

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

  • HT3-2

    Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

  • HT3-3

    Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society

  • HT3-4

    Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

  • HT3-5

    Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Victorian Curriculum alignment

Australian Curriculum alignment


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