This unit is based on the Year 4 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings for History. Students learn about the causes of the establishment of the British Colony in Australia in 1788. They explore the reasons for world exploration by researching a great explorer.  Students investigate the journey of Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks and the significant of this voyage in the establishment of the first penal colony in Australia. They explore what life was like in Britain in the 1700s as a result of the Industrial Revolution.  

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Australian Curriculum - (QLD/SA/WA/NT/TAS/ACT)

AC9HS4K02

The causes of the establishment of the first British colony in Australia in 1788


AC9HS4S01

Develop questions to guide investigations about people, events, places and issues


AC9HS4S02

Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps


AC9HS4S03

Interpret information and data displayed in different formats


AC9HS4S04

Analyse information and data, and identify perspectives


AC9HS4S05

Draw conclusions based on analysis of information


AC9HS4S06

Propose actions or responses to an issue or challenge that consider possible effects of actions


AC9HS4S07

Present descriptions and explanations, drawing ideas from sources and using relevant subject-specific terms


Overview

The key concepts in this unit include:
 

  • Investigate the journeys of the great explorers from the 1400s to the late 1700s
  • Investigate the journey of Captain James Cook
  • Explore the importance of the journals of Sir Joseph Banks
  • Understand what life was like in Britain in the 1700s
  • Understand the causes of establishment of first British colony in Australia in 1788 
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand the journeys of world navigators or explorers up to the late eighteenth century.
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