This unit is based on the Year 5 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students explore the First Australians and the significance of Mungo Park.

They explore the arrival of the Europeans and the impacts of colonisation, including the effects on Indigenous Australians and the struggles for both colonists and convicts.

Students use their knowledge of settlements in 1788 to create their own small settlement, which they will then present to the class.

They explore significant events in history, such as the Eureka Stockade, Federation and Pinjarra Massacre.

They look at multicultural Australia through immigration schemes and migration statistics. 

11 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
23x resources/worksheets
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The key concepts in this unit are:

  • Who were the First Australians?
  • The significance of Mungo Park
  • Arrival of White Europeans
  • The impact of colonisation on Indigenous Australians
  • Early Life and struggles in the colony
  • Significant Events in Australian History
  • History of Immigration to Australia
  • Multicultural Australia
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Significant Events in Australia's History - Worksheet
Year Level: Year 5
Subject: History
Category: Worksheets
Pages: 1
Significant Events in Australia's History - Worksheet