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HASSUNITPLANOUTLINE

Substrand:History Length:5weeks
Yearlevel:4 Conceptfocus
Yearleveltheme PlaceandSpace
ExploringEuropeancolonisationin PerspectivesandAction
Australia.Whatlifewaslikeforthosewho Significance
camewiththeFirstFleetandlifefor CauseandEffect
IndigenousAustralianspostcontact? Continuityandchange

KnowledgeandUnderstanding InquiryandSkillsContentDescriptionscovered
ContentDescriptionscovered Posequestionstoinvestigatepeople,events,placesand
StoriesoftheFirstFleet,includingreasons issues(ACHASSI073)
forthejourney,whotravelledtoAustralia,
andtheirexperiencesfollowing Interactwithotherswithrespecttosharepointsof
arrival(ACHASSK085) view(ACHASSI080)

ThenatureofcontactbetweenAboriginal Presentideas,findingsandconclusionsintextsandmodesthat
andTorresStraitIslanderPeoplesand incorporatedigitalandnondigitalrepresentationsand
others,forexample,theMacassansandthe disciplinespecificterms(ACHASSI082)
Europeans,andtheeffectsofthese
interactionson,forexample,peopleand
environments(ACHASSK086)

KnowledgeandUnderstanding InquiryandSkillsAchievementStandardsaspects
AchievementStandardsaspects assessed
assessed Studentsdevelopquestionsaboutthepastandlocate,collect
BytheendofYear4,studentsrecognisethe andsortinformationfromdifferentsourcestoanswerthese
significanceofeventsinbringingabout questions.Theyanalysesourcestodetectpointsofview.
change.Theyexplainhowandwhylife Studentsdevelopandpresenttexts,includingnarrative
changedinthepastandidentifyaspectsof recounts,usinghistoricalterms.
thepastthathaveremainedthesame.
Theydescribetheexperiencesofan
individualorgroupinthepast.

Briefdescriptionoftheunitspurpose KeyInquiryquestionstoguideunitthinking
StudentsstudyEuropeanexplorationand WhydidtheEuropeanssettleinAustralia?
colonisationinAustralia.Itlooksatlifefor Whatwaslifelikeforthepeoplewhocameto
thosewhotravelledtoAustraliawiththe AustraliawiththeFirstFleet?
FirstFleetandlifeforIndigenous WhatwerethelongandshorttermeffectsofEuropean
Australianspostcontact. settlement?
OpportunitiestoincorporateCross OpportunitiestoincorporateGeneralCapabilities
Curriculumpriorities Literacywillbeincorporatedintomanylessonsthrough
StudentswilllearnaboutAboriginaland reading,writingandcomprehendingtexts.
TorresStraitIslanderhistoriesandcultures ICTisincorporatedintomanylessons.Studentsusecomputer
inmanylessonsthroughouttheunit, programstoconductresearchonconvictsaswellastocreate
especiallyinweek3,session2,when theirwantedposters.
lookingatAboriginalperspectiveson
Interculturalunderstandingisusedwhenstudentscompare
colonisation.
cultures,beliefsandpractisesbetweentheEuropeansand
IndigenousAustralians.
Ethicalunderstandingisusedtoreasonandmakeethical
decisionswhenstudentsdiscussmoralsandlawswhilelooking
atthereasonssomeconvictsweresentencedtotransportation.
Studentswillusecriticalandcreativethinkinginalllessons
whiletheyclarifyinformationandideasandorganiseand
processinformation.
Learningactivities/experiences Learningresources
Groupdiscussions Excuseme,CaptainCookWhodiddiscover
Thinkpairshare Australia?MichaelSalmon
Venndiagram MyPlaceNadiaWheatley
Readingandlistening Episode24,MyPlaceDVD
Timeline PapunyaschoolbookofCountryandHistory
Createaposter ConvictsTalewebsite
Conductresearchonline
Watchvideos
Createapresentation
Lessonoutlineforthe5weekunit Basedon2x60minuteperiodsperweek
Week1 Week2
Session1 Session1
Lifein18thCenturyBritain TheFirstFleetJourney
StudentswillwatchSplashvideo Displaylistofwhocameonthefirstfleetfrompg.51AC
Thinkpairshare: History
Whyweretheresomanyconvicts Readparagraphtostudentsfrompg.51
incitieslikeLondon? Addfertileandrationstowordwall
Whatdidthegovernmentdowith
theconvicts? Timelinejigsaw:
StudentswilluseVenndiagramto Eachstudentisgivenapieceofatimelinethathas
comparelifeofachildfromBritain beencutinto8jigsawpieces
inthelate1700swithachildtoday Studentsmustfindotherpeoplewiththedates
theyneedtocompletetheirtimelineandfinish
GiveeachstudentacopyofTUFT theirpuzzle
sheettoglueintotheirbook Oncecomplete,studentsmustreadtheinfoon
ReadthroughTUFTsheettogether theirtimelinepiecetotheirgroup
anddiscussWALTSandWILFS
forthisunit Session2
Lifeasaconvict
Session2
CaptaincookandsettlementofAustralia Tellstudentstoimaginetheyhavebeensentenced
Readpages2026&29ofExcuse totransportationforcommittingapettycrime
me,CaptainCook
Discussthenewplantsandanimals
Inpairs,studentsdiscusspossiblereasonsfor
thatCaptaincookandhiscrew
discoveredinAustralia committingtheircrime

Readpage47ACHistory ClassdiscussionaboutlawsandmoralsIsitever
Startawordwall okaytobreaktherules?
penalcolonyconvictmarines
Askstudentsiftheyknowthedate Studentscreateawantedposterforaconvict
thatthefirstfleetarrivedatBotany thattheyresearch
Baylinktotheirpreviousworkon
Australiaday

SmallGroupsdiscuss:
WhydidCookcallNewSouthWalesTerra
NulliusorLandbelongingtonoone?
Wasthisthetruth?

Week3 Week4
Session1 Session1
Investigatingcommonpunishmentsinthe ExplanationofRAFT
colony Doanexampleontheboardtogether
Watchepisode24ofMyPlace GiveeachstudentaRAFT
Sam,achildconvict Studentshavetherestofthelessontoworkona
Incomputerlab,studentscangoon draft
Myconvictstalewebsiteand
explorepunishmentsandconvict Session2
life StudentshavethislessontocompletetheirRAFT
Studentsmaychoosetotypetheirgoodcopyona
Session2 computer
Viewsoncolonisation
ReadPapunyaSchoolBook
Discussion:

WhydidtheAboriginalpeople
originallybelievethepeopleofthe
FirstFleetweretheirancestors?

Whatweresomeofthenegative
thingsthattheEuropeansdidwhen
theyarrivedinAustralia?

WatchexcerptofBabakiueria:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=03YUFXbGI_s

Studentstoanswerquestionintheir
books

Week5 Pedagogicalresourcestosupporttheteachingofthe
Session1 unit
ExcursiontotheMaritimeMuseum History,geographyandcivics:teachingandlearninginthe
Session2 primaryyears
StudentstocompleteMaritime http://flex.flinders.edu.au/file/5124c98dd0b44b8ca615
Worksheet 1877934c3f1c/1/Creative%20teaching%20and%20assessment
%20practices.pdf
HistoryandEnglishintheprimaryschool:exploitingthelinks
http://flex.flinders.edu.au/file/9f8427f3a7714099bf2a
4b7956e2051f/1/Storytelling%20in%20history.pdf
Excuseme,CaptainCookWhodiddiscoverAustralia?
MichaelSalmon

Appendix:
WantedPoster
Taskcard

Yourtaskistocreateawantedposterforaconvictofyourchoosing.Yourpostershouldinclude5ormore
facts.Youcouldincludesomeofthefollowingfacts:

Convictsfullname
Dateofbirth
Occupation
Crimecommitted
Penaltyforcrime
Rewardforinformation(Youcanmakethisup)

YoumustincludeapictureoftheconvictThiscanbehanddrawnormadeonthecomputer.

Youcanusethefollowingwebsitestofindinformationorsearchforinformationyourself.
http://www.convictrecords.com.au/
http://firstfleet.thruhere.net/

Exit card Name:___________Date_______________


How do you think the Aboriginal people felt about the arrival of the
First Fleet?

What would you still like to find out?

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