This unit is based on the Year 4 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.
Students discuss world exploration and why people chose to explore the world. They examine the path Captain James Cook took on his first voyage to Australia, plotting the path on a world map and they compare the voyage of a ship in the 1700’s to a plane now.
Students read and discuss the importance of the journals of Sir Joseph Banks.
They investigate colonisation, the colonisation of South America, and how the arrival of the First Fleet impacted life for the Indigenous peoples of Australia.
In this lesson, students are introduced to the unit inquiry questions. They discuss world exploration, why people chose to explore the world. Students plan a secret mission of exploration.
In this lesson, students investigate the path Captain James Cook took on his first voyage to Australia, and plot the path on a world map.
In this lesson, students use diogital technologies to investigate a famous explorer. Their reserach is guided by a set of questions including; following questions, in the first box, Who is your explorer? Where are they from? Where did they explore? When did they explore? What did they discover?
In this lesson, students discuss colonisation and why different countries chose to colonise certain areas. These main reasons include gaining power and resources
In this lesson, students begin to investigate the first visitors to Australia and their interactions with the Indigenous people.
In this lesson, Students investigate colonisation, and the affect the arrival of the First Fleet had on the life of the Indigenous peoples of Australia.