First contacts

In this ten week, Stage 2 learning sequence, students examine European exploration and colonisation in Australia to the early 1800s. They examine the impact of exploration on other societies, how these societies interacted with newcomers, and how these experiences contributed to their cultural diversity.

This learning sequence consists of three inquiries.

In the first inquiry, students investigate the reasons, causes and effects of the voyage of the First Fleet to New South Wales and its disembarkation at Port Jackson.

The second inquiry examines the early development of the colony at Port Jackson and the experiences of those living there.

In the third inquiry, students investigate the nature of contact and the impacts of the spreading colony on the local Aboriginal Peoples.


Please note:

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

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