The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation

Elaborations

  • examining population data that show the places of birth of Australia’s people at one or more points of time in the past and today (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • investigating the role of specific cultural groups in Australia’s economic and social development (for example, the cattle industry, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, the pearling industry) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • considering notable individuals in Australian public life across a range of fields (for example, the arts, science, sport, education), including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, a range of cultural and social groups, and women and men drawn from the National Living Treasures list, the Australian Dictionary of Biography or the Australian Honours lists) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • considering the contribution of groups and organisations in the development of Australia in the twentieth century (for example, the CSIRO, environmental action groups, farming cooperatives) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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