Lessons on Making a Nation

The Cunning History Teacher’s lesson plans on Making a Nation for the Australian Curriculum provide a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the key factors that shaped the development of Australia as a nation. The lessons cover a wide range of topics, including living and working conditions in Australia, European settlements of Australia up to 1900, and the contact experience between European settlers and Indigenous Australians.

Living and working conditions in Australia are explored in the context of the country’s history and development. Students will learn about the harsh realities of life on the frontier, as well as the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on the lives of Australians. The lessons also cover key issues such as the exploitation of the working class, the rise of unionism, and the struggle for workers’ rights.

European settlements of Australia up to 1900 are examined in detail, including the causes and consequences of British colonisation. Students will learn about the motivations of the first settlers, the impact of European settlement on Indigenous Australians, and the development of Australian society and culture. The lessons also cover key events and figures in Australian history, such as the gold rushes and the Eureka Stockade rebellion.

Contact experience between European settlers and Indigenous Australians is an important aspect of the lesson plans. Students will learn about the diverse experiences of Indigenous peoples and the ways in which Indigenous culture and society were affected by the arrival of Europeans. The lessons also cover key issues such as the frontier wars, the Stolen Generation and the ongoing fight for Indigenous rights.

Overall, The Cunning History Teacher’s lesson plans on Making a Nation for the Australian Curriculum provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the key factors that have shaped the development of Australia as a nation. The lessons are designed to be engaging and interactive, and encourage students to think critically about the past and its relevance to the present. With a focus on key events and figures, as well as important social and cultural issues, these lessons provide students with a deep understanding of the history of Australia and its people.

The Road to Federation student worksheet. Australian History

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Living and Working Conditions in Australia

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European settlements of Australia up to 1900 lesson plan

European settlements of Australia up to 1900

The European settlements of Australia up to 1900 is a valuable resource for educators looking to teach students about the […]

Contact Experiences between European settlers and Indigenous Australians

Contact Experiences between European settlers and Indigenous Australians

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