(source ACARA Australian
Curriculum: History v.4)
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Using Old Farm Strawberry Hill (OFSH), Albany as an example,
students learn about the history of the local Aboriginal Minang
peoples; they examine European exploration and colonisation in south western Australia up to the early 1800s.
Students examine the impact of exploration on the Minang peoples, how they interacted with newcomers, and how
these experiences contributed to their cultural diversity.
The content provides
opportunities to develop historical understanding through key
concepts including sources,
continuity and change,
cause and effect, perspectives,
concepts will be investigated within the historical context of Old
Farm Strawberry Hill (OFSH) to facilitate an understanding of the
past and to provide a focus for historical inquiries.
The two strands of Historical
Skills and Historical Knowledge and Understanding are interrelated and should be taught in an integrated way;
they may be integrated across learning areas and in ways that are appropriate to the place. The order and detail
in which they are taught are programming decisions.
Students will use the following
KEY INQUIRY QUESTIONS to discover:
What was life like for Aboriginal Peoples before the arrival of
What was the nature and consequence of contact between Aboriginal
Peoples and early traders, explorers and settlers?
This program allows students to
develop historical skills through key concepts appropriate to their age and
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objects and events
Use historical terms
Pose questions about the past
Locate relevant information from sources
Identify different points of
Develop texts, particularly narratives
Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital
Each section of this program notes the relevant general capabilities (GC), cross-curriculum priorities (CCP) and
links to other learning areas (OLA)