Colonisation of Australia and the Aborigines
  • This lesson focuses on the upheaval of the Aborigines way of life in Australia with the coming of the Europeans.
  • The lesson starts by looking at Aborigines customs and traditions and how these were quickly attacked through the attitudes and settlements of the colonists. A ‘Horrible Histories’ version of events is also scrutinised and questioned.
  • Paintings from Governor Davey of Van Diemen’s Land are analysed and the students have to finally prioritise the most significant changes the colonists made.
  • The lesson comes with suggested teaching and learning strategies and are linked to the latest historical interpretations, video clips and debate. The lessons are fully adaptable in PowerPoint format and can be changed to suit.
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Created: May 25, 2017

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