Introducing Samson House and Australia’s oldest family business -
Lionel Samson and Son Pty Ltd
| Lionel Samson and
Son, Cliff Street Fremantle, 2012
This course has been written to meet the requirements of the Australian
Skills are gained through historical inquiry of colonial Australia in the
The course is developed to suit students at Year 6 level.
version of Program - The Samson family in Fremantle
Using the Samson family in
Fremantle, focussing on Samson House and Lionel Samson & Son Pty Ltd as examples, students
Study the development of Australia as a nation, particularly after 1900.
Look at the development of Fremantle after 1900
through the eyes of the Samson family whose ancestors were amongst the first arrivals in the Swan River
Colony in 1829.
Learn about what life was like for different groups of
people in Fremantle after 1900.
Examin significant events and people, political and
economic developments, social structures, and settlement patterns.
The content provides opportunities
to develop historical understanding through key concepts including sources, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy and significance.
concepts will be investigated within the historical context of Samson House and the Samson family in
Fremantle and will 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
Students will use the following
KEY INQUIRY QUESTION to discover:
What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian
This program allows students to
develop historical skills through key concepts appropriate to their age and ability.
historical people and events
terms and concepts
questions to inform an historical Inquiry
locate a range of relevant sources
information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources
information from a range of sources
of view in the past and present
historical texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source
Use a range of
communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies
Each section notes the relevant General Capabilities (GC), Cross curriculum priorities (CCP) and links to other
Learning Areas (OLA)
Source: ACARA Australian Curriculum: History v.3