Calling Australia Home Unit Plan

Unit Plan

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.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of social conditions in Australia in the 20th century.
  • To develop an understanding of what human rights are and to appreciate the significance of human rights laws.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance and history of women's rights in Australia in the 20th century.
  • To investigate the lack of rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People throughout the 20th century.
  • To identify different types of migration and the factors that influence migration.
  • To identify how immigration policy has shaped Australian society.
  • To identify the different migrant groups in Australia throughout the 20th century.
  • To investigate the experiences of democracy and citizenship for migrant groups in Australia.
  • To investigate the stories of Asian migrants to Australia.
  • To explore the narratives of Australian immigrants.
  • To investigate the cultural practices of Australian communities.

Preparing for Learning

This Australian History unit provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the content of the unit with other learning areas e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, The Arts.

Prior to commencing the unit, create a classroom display which acknowledges the history of democracy and citizenship experiences in AustraliaDisplay teaching resources that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning, such as the Calling Australia Home Display Banner, the Australian Immigration Timeline and the Human Rights in Australia – Infographic PosterFor examples of additional teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Australian History category the Teach Starter website.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Australia in the 20th Century

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Human Rights in Australia

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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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Australian Women's Rights in the 20th Century

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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60 minutes
Lesson 4

Indigenous Australian Rights in the 20th Century

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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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Factors Influencing Human Migration

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 6

Our Heritage

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 7

Who Came Here?

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 8

How Immigration Shaped Australia

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 9

Anh's Story

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 10

Australian Immigrant Experiences

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 11

Celebrating Diversity

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 12 (Assessment)

Assessment - Calling Australia Home

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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