National Curriculum

Australian History Curriculum links

 

Stage 3 - The Australian Colonies

Outcomes

  • Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia HT3-1
  • Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time HT3-2
  • Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication HT3-5

Key inquiry questions

  • 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?

Content

The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of inhabitants and how the environment changed ACHHK094

  • Investigate the everyday life of a variety of men and women post 1800 colonial settlements using a range of sources and explain their different experiences

The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony ACHHK097

  • Use a range of sources to investigate the role of a particular man, woman or group and the contributions each made to the shaping of the colony

 

Stage 3 – Australia as a Nation

Outcomes

  • Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society HT3-3
  • Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples HT3-4
  • Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication HT3-5

Key inquiry questions

  • Why and how did Australia become a nation?
  • How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?
  • What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?

Content

Key figures and event that led to Australia’s Federation ACHHK113

  • Sequence key figures and events and explain their significance in the development of Australian democracy, eg Sir Henry Parkes

The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, sciences, the arts, sport ACHHK116

 

Stage 4 – Depth Study 6: Expanding Contacts

Outcomes

  • Describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past HT4-2
  • Describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies HT4-3
  • Describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time HT4-4
  • Uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations HT4-6
  • Identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past HT4-7
  • Selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicated about the past HT4-10

 

Stage 5 – Depth Study 1: Making a Better World

Outcomes

  • Explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia HT5-1
  • Sequences and explains the significant patterns of continuity and change in the development of the modern world and Australia HT5-2
  • Explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia HT5-4
  • Uses relevant evidence and sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia HT5-6
  • Applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past HT5-9
  • Selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences HT5-10