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THE RACE TO BE THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO CROSS AUSTRALIA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

THE RACE TO BE THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO CROSS AUSTRALIA FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

Take your students back in time when the European settlement of Australia was basically a number of colonial capitals spread around a vast continental interior that was basically unknown. Recognise that a series of land explorations would start filling in details about this "Great Unknown". Recognise that maps of the era, though accurate (almost) for the coastline, had little accuracy for the vast interior. Recognise, also that for European colonists communications between their homelands and Australia were frustratingly slow. Now add the interest of colonial governments in opening up land and resources of the interior so that journeys of exploration were favourably regarded and you have the background for the numerous land explorations. Then add the prospect of improved communications with Europe via an undersea cable system that would find landfall on the northern coastline and link with landline a telegraph system. Now you have the incentive for land explorations from south to north. Add the race between Victoria (Burke and Wills) and South Australia (Stuart) and you have the reasons for heightened interest. This unit traces the 3 attempts of Stuart to find the land route from Adelaide to the north coast. Using maps and first hand comments from Stuart's journal you can follow the expeditions through the centre. Share the failures, the hardships, the set backs, the contacts with the Aboriginal first occupiers. A final worksheet provides a check sheet for distribution.
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GCSE American West Teaching Resources

GCSE American West Teaching Resources

This is your chance to buy all my outstanding American West resources bundled up for a massive saving. These resources are tried and tested. They are suitable for a wide range of abilities and will successfully engage your students. For more information, click on the resources.
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ARNHEM LAND - A PHOTOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW FOR THE SERIES- A USEFUL STARTING ACTIVITY

ARNHEM LAND - A PHOTOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW FOR THE SERIES- A USEFUL STARTING ACTIVITY

This selection of photographs is designed as an introduction to the series of 15 titles. It's a bit like a contents page at the start of a book but it is in photographic rather than written form. This could be used at any level to show WHAT IS THERE. It could be used to check interest level before venturing into the more detailed units. In each page there is a list of titles in the series where you can gain more information at greater depth. Try projecting the pages and finding out where student interest lies. This can be a standalone unit or it can be the introduction via selected pages to further explorations into Arnhem Land.
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ARNHEM LAND AUSTRALIA - WHERE IS IT?

ARNHEM LAND AUSTRALIA - WHERE IS IT?

This is the opening unit on Arnhem Land an extensive region in Northern Australia which is owned and controlled by Aboriginal people. In Australia Arnhem Land is regarded as remote. For non-indigenous people access requires entry permits. Arnhem Land provides opportunity for study under a range of titles as indicated by following units in the series. It is a land where Aboriginal people entered many generations ago. It is a land of contrasting landscapes from sea to coastline to rivers and floodplains and to vast woodlands which adapt to seasonal variations in rainfall. It is a land with a long history as depicted in rock paintings. It is a land of more recent history where those who contacted the Aboriginal people came via the sea and more recently across land in explorations of discovery. This first title sets the location scene. It can stand alone. To reinforce location a family reunion activity is provided as a black and white attachment so that hard copies can be provided. Once started it is hoped that you will want to further your understanding and interest in Arnhem Land by using following titles in the series. Enjoy the journey as I have!
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Year 6 Australian History - Migrant Experiences of Democracy

Year 6 Australian History - Migrant Experiences of Democracy

This product consists of three engaging and hands on activities to help your Year 6 students explore and understand the experiences of democracy by Australian migrants. This product specifically looks at the dictation test, the deportation of Pacific Islander workers and the internment of migrants during war time. This product endeavours to give students a first hand experience of the dictation test given to migrants on arrival in Australia and requires them to reflect on this to develop empathy and understanding of this experience for migrants. Additionally there is a foldable activity with pull out tabs so students can compare the experiences of European and non-European migrants. Finally students are asked to read and reflect on the treatment of Pacific Islander workers and war time detainees and discuss how this relates to their understanding of democracy. This resource complements the following Australian Curriculum content descriptors and their elaborations. Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children (ACHASSK135) Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present (ACHASSI127) This resource can be purchased as part of our Experiences of Democracy Bundle. Check it out here: Year 6 Australian History Experiences of Democracy BUNDLE Save 20% Check out our other “Experiencing Democracy” Resources on our TES shop. Australia Year 6 Australian Curriculum Australian History Indigenous Australians Democracy Democratic Rights Migrants Migration Pacific Islander Dictation test White Australia Policy Immigration Restriction Act 1901
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Yr 6 Australian History - Democratic Rights of Indigenous Australians

Yr 6 Australian History - Democratic Rights of Indigenous Australians

William Cooper and Vincent Lingiari are two men who fought for democratic rights for indigenous Australians. This activity will allow students to explore the experiences of Australian democracy for Aboriginal people as outlined in the Australian Curriculum. (ACHASSK135) Students are required to use the internet or texts to research reliable information on how William and Vincent were denied democratic rights and how they fought to bring about change, not only for themselves but for the entire Aboriginal population. Students will investigate "the lack of citizenship rights for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia, illustrated by controls on movement and residence, the forcible removal of children from their families leading to the Stolen Generations, and poor pay and working conditions" as defined in the Australian Curriculum. Students are required to cut and glue the two information panels on to the page and then fold the strips on the left side of the top flaps side back and forth and glue these over the information panels lining up the edges so that they can open out revealing the information they have researched. Students are also required to locate their own photographs or draw their own picture. I have also included our “I used reliable information sources’ worksheet to help students find reliable sites and use keywords effectively to refine their search and find quality information. This resource can be purchased as part of our Experiences of Democracy Bundle. Australian History Australian Curriculum Australian Democracy Year 6 Vincent Lingiari William Cooper Government Rights ACHASSK135
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