The Frontier Wars

Students learn the history of the convicts and colonists on the First Fleet and critically reflect on the commemoration of those who fought in the Frontier Wars. #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

AC9HH9K01 The causes and effects of European imperial expansion and the movement of peoples in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the different responses to colonisation and migration

AC9HH9K02 The key social, cultural, economic and political changes and their significance in the development of Australian society during the period

AC9HH9K03 The causes and effects of European contact and extension of settlement, including their impact on the First Nations Peoples of Australia

AC9HH9K04 Significant events, ideas, people, groups and movements in the development of Australian society

AC9HH9K05 Continuities and changes and their effects on ways of life and living conditions, political and legal institutions, and cultural expression around the turn of the 20th century in Australian society

AC9HH9K06 Different experiences and perspectives of colonisers, settlers and First Nations Australians and the impact of these experiences on changes to Australian society's ideas, beliefs and values

AC9HH9K07 The development of Australian society in relation to other nations in the world by 1914, including the effects of ideas and movements of people

AC9E9LA08 Analyse how vocabulary choices contribute to style, mood and tone

AC9E9LE01 Analyse the representations of people and places in literary texts, drawn from historical, social and cultural contexts, by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors

AC9E9LE02 Present a personal response to a literary text comparing initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text

AC9E9LE06 Create and edit literary texts, that may be a hybrid, that experiment with text structures, language features and literary devices for purposes and audiences

AC9E9LY01 Analyse how representations of people, places, events and concepts reflect contexts

AC9E9LY02 Listen to spoken texts that have different purposes and audiences, analysing how language features position listeners to respond in particular ways, and use interacting skills to present and discuss opinions regarding these texts

AC9E9LY03 Analyse and evaluate how language features are used to represent a perspective of an issue, event, situation, individual or group

AC9E9LY05 Use comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring, questioning and inferring to compare and contrast ideas and opinions in and between texts

AC9E9LY06 Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts, organising, expanding and developing ideas, and selecting text structures, language features, literary devices and multimodal features for purposes and audiences in ways that may be imaginative, reflective, informative, persuasive, analytical and/or critical

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Unit Includes

  • 1 Focus Area
  • 3 Lessons



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