This unit is based on the Year 6 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.
Students explore Australian Federation and influential people, including Sir Henry Parkes.
They investigate the development of the constitution, exploring the importance of the Magna Carta.
Students discuss the Australian System of law and government, the influences of both British and US systems, and make comparisons between Australian and US models.
They investigate democracy and citizenship and the lack of rights for indigenous Australians, exploring the Stolen Generation, as well as advocates such as Jack Patten.
Students explore migration through migration stories and the contribution of migrants to Australia through the three industry sectors and the Snowy Mountain Scheme.
They investigate the sustainability of indigenous group environments and the influence on the development on industry.
In this unit students will:
In this lesson, students are introduced to teh inquiry questions within this unit, explore Australian Federation and how Sir Henry Parkes influenced Australian Federation.
In this lesson, students explore the Australian Constitution and its key influence including people and documents.
In this lesson, students investigate experiences, explore definitions, and impacts of democracy and citizenship on Indigenous Australians.
In this lesson, students learn to understand what migration is and who migrated to Australia.
In this lesson, students explore how immigrants assisted in the economic development of Australia as they investigate the Snowy Mountain Scheme.