The three themes, Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Dirk Hartog: The Tale of Two Plates and Shipwrecked!, have been developed with specific reference to the content descriptions for Year 4 students in the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts (ACHASSK084)
  • The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments (ACHASSK086)

The two themes, DutchAustralian Connections in World War II and Dutch Experiences in Australia have been developed with specific reference to the content descriptions for Year 10 students in the Australian Curriculum: History.

  • The significance of World War II to Australia’s international relationships in the twentieth century, with particular reference to the United Nations, Britain, the USA and Asia (ACDSEH110)
  • The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia, including the influence of significant world events (ACDSEH144)
  • The impact of changing government policies on Australia’s migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy, ‘Populate or Perish’ (ACDSEH145)
  • The contribution of migration to Australia’s changing identity as a nation and to its international relationships (ACDSEH147)

The resource also has relevance to the English and the Civics and Citizenship learning areas and to the General Capabilities of Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, and Personal and Social Capability.