Australia as a nation
This Stage 3 learning sequence comprises two short historical inquiries where students explore the people who came to Australia and why they came. This learning sequence can be conducted over four weeks.
Inquiry 1 is a guided inquiry in which students use primary and secondary sources to investigate the reasons people migrated to Australia from 1945, with a focus on post-war British and European migration.
Inquiry 2 is a student-led inquiry in which students record an oral history of a migrant person’s experiences of migration and produce a short documentary to communicate their story.
Key inquiry questions
- 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?
A variety of assessment strategies and tools are used throughout the Australia as a Nation learning sequence to support monitoring of student learning and inform next steps for teaching and learning. These strategies and tools are applicable to a broad range of teaching and learning experiences.
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from History K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012