This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to the stories of the First Fleet; including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, their experiences following arrival and the impact colonisation had on Indigenous Australians.
It consists of 6 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
Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions
Sequence information about people??s lives and events
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues
Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival
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
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations