Historical Landmarks

Students investigate how European colonists acquired land in the 1770s. They reflect on the Frontier Wars and how these influenced place names and landmarks. #invasionday


Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

A_TSICP2 The occupation and colonisation of Australia by the British, under the now overturned doctrine of terra nullius, were experienced by First Nations Australians as an invasion that denied their occupation of, and connection to, Country/Place.

A_TSICP1 First Nations communities of Australia maintain a deep connection to, and responsibility for, Country/Place and have holistic values and belief systems that are connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.

A_TSICP3 The First Peoples of Australia are the Traditional Owners of Country/Place, protected in Australian Law by the Native Title Act 1993 which recognises pre-existing sovereignty, continuing systems of law and customs, and connection to Country/Place. This recognised legal right provides for economic sustainability and a voice into the development and management of Country/Place.

A_TSIP3 The significant and ongoing contributions of First Nations Australians and their histories and cultures are acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.

Curriculum Links

AC9HH10K09 The causes of First Nations Australians' campaigns for rights and freedoms before 1965, such as discriminatory legislation and policies, the 1938 Day of Mourning and the Stolen Generations

AC9HH10K10 The contributions of significant individuals and groups in the campaign for the recognition of the rights of First Nations Australians and the extent to which they brought change to Australian society

AC9HH10K11 The significant events and methods in the movement for the civil rights of First Nations Australians and the extent to which they contributed to change

AC9HH10K13 The continuing efforts to create change in the civil rights and freedoms in Australia, for First Nations Australians, migrants and women

AC9HH10K18 continuities and changes in perspectives, responses, beliefs and values that have influenced the Australian way of life

AC9HH10S01 Develop and modify a range of historical questions about the past to inform historical inquiry

AC9HH10S02 Locate, identify and compare primary and secondary sources to use in a historical inquiry

AC9HH10S04 Explain the usefulness of primary and secondary sources, and the reliability of the information as evidence

AC9HH10S06 Compare perspectives in sources and explain how these are influenced by significant events, ideas, locations, beliefs and values

AC9HH10S07 Analyse different and contested historical interpretations

AC9HH10S08 Create descriptions, explanations and historical arguments, using historical knowledge, concepts and terms that incorporate and acknowledge evidence from sources

AC9HG10K01 The human-induced changes that challenge the sustainability of places and environments

AC9HG10K03 First Nations Australians’ approaches to custodial responsibility and environmental management in different regions of Australia

AC9HG10K07 Reasons for, and consequences of, spatial variations in human wellbeing in Australia, including for First Nations Australians

AC9E10LA01 Understand how language can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people

AC9E10LE01 Analyse representations of individuals, groups and places and evaluate how they reflect their context in literary texts by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors

AC9E10LE04 Evaluate the social, moral or ethical positions represented in literature

AC9E10LY01 Analyse and evaluate how people, places, events and concepts are represented in texts and reflect contexts

AC9E10LY02 Listen to spoken texts and explain the purposes and effects of text structures and language features, and use interaction skills to discuss and present an opinion about these texts

AC9E10LY05 Integrate comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring, questioning and inferring to analyse and interpret complex and abstract ideas

AC9E10LY06 Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts, organising, expanding and developing ideas through experimenting with text structures, language features, literary devices and multimodal features for specific purposes and audiences in ways that may be imaginative, reflective, informative, persuasive, analytical and/or critical

AC9HC10S02 Locate, select and compare information, data and ideas from a range of sources

AC9HC10S03 Analyse information, data and ideas about political, legal or civic issues to identify and evaluate differences in perspectives and interpretations

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Unit Includes

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  • 4 Lessons



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