(source ACARA Australian
Curriculum: History v.4)
Using Old Farm Strawberry Hill (OFSH), Albany as an example, students
will study colonial Australia in the 1800s.
They look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a
They learn about what life was like for different groups of people in the
They examine significant events and people, political and economic
developments, social structures, and settlement patterns.
The content provides opportunities to develop historical understanding through
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 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
Students will use the following KEY INQUIRY QUESTIONS to
· What do
we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know?
· How did
an Australian colony develop over time and why?
· How did
colonial settlement change the environment?
· What were
the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?
This program allows students to
develop historical skills through key concepts appropriate to their age and ability.
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Sequence historical people and events
Use historical terms and concepts of the
Identify questions to
inform an historical Inquiry and develop key questions about their local region
Identify and locate a
range of relevant sources from the world wide web and local sources
related to inquiry questions in a range of primary and secondary sources
Compare information from
a range of sources
Identify points of view
in the past and present
Develop historical texts,
particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source material
Use a range of
communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies to present to
Each section of this program notes the relevant general capabilities (GC), cross-curriculum priorities (CCP) and
links to other learning areas (OLA)