This unit is based on the Year 4 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings for History. Students learn about the experiences of individuals and groups, including military and civilian officials, and convicts involved in the establishment of the first British colony. They explore the effects of contact with other people on First Nations Australians and their Countries/Places following the arrival of the First Fleet and how this was viewed by First Nations Australians as an invasion.
 

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

AC9HS4K04

The effects of contact with other people on First Nations Australians and their Countries/Places following the arrival of the First Fleet and how this was viewed by First Nations Australians as an invasion


AC9HS4K03

The experiences of individuals and groups, including military and civilian officials, and convicts involved in the establishment of the first British colony


Overview

The key concepts in this unit include:
 

  • Investigate the attitudes towards the poor and the treatment and conditions of prisoners and social standing of those who travelled to Australia on the First Fleet
  • Describe the events and experiences of groups and individuals on the journey of the First Fleet
  • Investigate daily life in Port Jackson penal settlement and the challenges experienced by the people there
  • Explore the nature and consequences of contact between First Nations Australians and British settlers
  • Explore the impact that British colonisation had on the lives of First Nations Australians
     
Learning Intention
  • We are learning to understand the nature of contact between First Nations Australians and their Countries/Places following the arrival of the First Fleet and how this was viewed by First Nations Australians as an invasion.
  • We are learning to describe the events around the establishment of the First Fleet, the key people involved and the establishment of the first British colony.
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