Case study curriculum relevance
|YEAR LEVEL||AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM – HISTORY||CASE STUDY||EXTENSION CASE STUDIES|
|YEAR 1||Present and Past Family Life|
|• How has family life changed or remained the same over time?
• How can we show that the present is different from or similar to the past?
• How do we describe the sequence of time?
|YEAR 2||The Past in the Present|
|• What aspects of the past can you see today? What do they tell us?
• What remains of the past are important to the local community? Why?
• How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?
|YEAR 3||Community and Remembrance|
|• Who lived here first and how do we know?|
|• How has our community changed?|
|• What is the nature and contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?|
|• How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?|
|YEAR 4||First contacts|
|• Why did the great journeys of exploration occur?|
|• What was life like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people before the arrival of Europeans?|
|• Why did Europeans settle in Australia?|
|• What was the nature and consequences of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and early explorers, settlers and traders?|
|YEAR 5||The Australian Colonies|
|• 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 where the significant individuals that helped shape the Australian colonies?|
|YEAR 6||Australia as a nation|
|• Why and how did Australia become a nation?|
|• How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?|
|• Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?
|• What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?|
|Please note that these case studies, included in the Secondary section of the website, are also relevant to the Year 6 curriculum and suitable for use with teacher guidance and direction.
|Investigating the ancient past
• How do we know about the ancient past?
• What emerged as the defining characteristics of ancient societies?
• The nature of the sources for ancient Australia and what they reveal about Australian past in the ancient period, such as the use of resources
|Movement of Peoples
• What were the changing features of movements of people from 1750 to 1918?
|Making a nation
• The extension of settlement, including the effects of contact (intended and unintended) between European settlers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
|The Industrial Revolution (1750–1914)
• The population movements and changing settlement patterns during this period
• Investigating changes to the cities and landscape in European countries and Australia as the Industrial Revolution continued to develop
|World War I (1914 – 1918)
• What was the significance of World War I?
|World War II
• The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front…
• Investigating the impact of World War II at a local and national level (for example significant events such as the Bombing of Darwin…)
|Rights and freedoms (1945 – present)
• Background to the struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for rights and freedoms before 1965, including the 1938 Day of Mourning and the Stolen Generations
• The significance of the following for the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: 1962 right to vote federally; 1967 Referendum; Reconciliation; Mabo decision…
|The environment movement (1960s – present)
• Significant events and campaigns that contributed to awareness of environmental issues
|Modern World and Australia: Overview
• The inter war years between Worid War I and World War II, including the Treaty of Versailles, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression
|Migration experiences (1945 – present)
• The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia…
• The contribution of migration to Australia’s changing identity as a nation