Case Study Overview
In 1901 Australia changed from being six separate colonies to being a new nation, containing 6 states.
In this unit we look at how and why this happened in 1901. We even give you the chance to see if you were a politician in 1901 if you would have been able to create Australia.
We also look at a lot of key ideas about the nation and lawmaking – including what ‘Federation’ is, what a ‘Constitution’ is, what is meant by ‘Parliament’ and ‘Government’. We give you a chance to pass an Act of Parliament, and to create your own crossword puzzle to give to your friends and family to do.
This unit of study is presented as a website which includes interactive elements, videos, PDF and worksheets (in Word Doc format). The unit is compatible with computers and iPads.
Case study unit of work inquiry structure
- Activity 1 Video Activity: How did Australia become a nation in 1901?
- Activity 2 Understanding Key Concepts: ‘Federation’ and ‘Constitution’
- Activity 3 Can you create the Australian nation?
- Activity 4 Where did the Constitution come from?
- Activity 5 Understanding Key Concepts: ‘Parliament’, ‘Government’ & ‘Law-making’
- Activity 6 What are the key features of the Australian system of law & government?
- Activity 7 Can you pass an Act of Parliament?
- Activity 8 Create your own crossword