This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 10 students, with specific reference to the content description for the depth study Rights and Freedoms (1945–the present). The resource meets cross-curriculum priorities and promotes the use of historical skills such as analysis and use of sources, perspective and interpretations, and explanation and communication.

  • The major movements for rights and freedom in the world and the achievement of independence by former colonies (ACOKFH022) 
  • The significance of the following for the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: 1962 right to vote federally; 1967 Referendum; Reconciliation; Mabo decision; Bringing Them Home Report (the Stolen Generations), the Apology (ACDSEH106) 
  • Methods used by civil rights activists to achieve change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and the role of ONE individual or group in the struggle (ACDSEH134) 
  • Background to the struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for rights and freedoms before 1965, including the 1938 Day of Mourning and the Stolen Generations (ACDSEH104) 
  • The US civil rights movement and its influence on Australia (ACDSEH105)

This resource also has relevance to the General Capabilities of Literacy, Information and Communication Technology Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, Ethical Understanding, and Personal and Social Capability.