Case Studies by Historical Era & Resources

Case Study & Historical Era Resources
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60,000 BC – c.650 (CE)

What are the Mysteries of Lake Mungo? 3, 4 & 7

c.650 (CE) – 1750

What was life like for Aboriginal people before the arrival of the Europeans? 4
Why did the great journeys of exploration occur? 4
Who ‘discovered Australia’? 4

1750 – 1918

Convicts, Settlers and Immigrants (CSI) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,9 & 10
Why were colonies founded in Australia? 5
Investigating Colonial Life in Australia? 5
How has our community changed? 3
What contributions have groups and individuals made in a community? 3
Why did Europeans settle in Australia? 4
Exploring the impact of a significant event – Gold and the Eureka Stockade 5
Can you strike it rich during the Gold Rush? 3, 5, 6 & 9
Who migrated to the Australian colonies and what were their lives like? 5
How and why did Australia become a nation? 6
Who ‘discovered Australia’? 4
Myths and Mysteries of the Crossing of the Blue Mountains 4,5 & 9
What was the life of a female convict really like? 5 & 9
The Eureka Rebellion – could you have stopped it from happening? 5 & 9
What happened in a frontier conflict near Broome in 1864? 4 & 9
What contribution have people made to the development of Australian society? 6
Was Ned Kelly a hero or a villain? 5 & 9

1918 – present

Convicts, Settlers and Immigrants (CSI) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,9 & 10
How has our community changed? 3
How and why did Australia become a nation? 6
World War 1 — Did WWI divide or unite local communities? 9 & 10
Coniston Massacre — What happened at Coniston in 1928? 4, 6 & 10
What happened to ‘Smithy’? 6
Great Depression — Testing images of the Great Depression 6 & 10
Why did the Government lie about the bombing of Darwin? 10
What are the mysteries of Maralinga? 10
Snowy Hydro-Electric Scheme — A melting pot of different nations? 6 & 10
How have Indigenous people’s citizenship rights changed over time? 6 & 10
Vietnam — Can you be a Vietnam War ‘myth buster’? 10
What happened to Juanita Nielsen? 6