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Australian History

This term we are focusing on Australian history. In particular we are looking at the colonisation of Australia, the gold rush and key explorers.

Our overarching question for the term is:

Why does it matter who writes Australian History?

Within that we are asking the students to think about:

  • What drives people to settle new lands?
  • How did colonial settlement change Australia?
  • Who were the significant people who shaped Australia’s colonies?

For homework the students found out about their own ancestors and we compiled this world map.

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Posted on 30/10/14 in Year 5 Blog

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