Assimilation Policy worksheet

Assimilation Policy

The Assimilation Policy worksheet is an engaging and comprehensive lesson plan that dives deep into the history and consequences of the Australian government’s assimilation policy. This invaluable resource is designed to help your students grasp this policy’s impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ lives while highlighting key historical events that shaped the course of Indigenous rights in Australia.

This thought-provoking lesson plan will help your students comprehend the wide-ranging effects of the assimilation policy, from the loss of cultural identity and forced removal of children to the loss of land and resources, restriction of rights and freedoms, and the ongoing issue of discrimination and racism.

Your students will develop a well-rounded understanding of this crucial topic by engaging in student-centred activities, such as timeline creation, research, and presentation. These activities encourage critical thinking, teamwork, and effective communication skills – which are essential for enhancing student learning.

The Assimilation Policy worksheet will not only deepen your students’ knowledge of this significant period in Australian history but also empower them to reflect on the ongoing impact of the policy and potential solutions for addressing the injustices it caused. With its focus on historical context, student activities, and powerful language, this resource is a must-have for educators looking to enrich their classroom experience.

Australian History: Assimilation Policy Worksheet

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include the creation of a timeline, mini-research task and presentation, along with a reflection activity.
Estimated lessons:3-4.
Ages14 years and up.
Format Word Document.

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