This resource has been developed with specific reference to the following History content descriptions for Year 4 students in the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • The diversity of First Nations Australians, their social organisation and their continuous connection to Country/Place (AC9HS4K01)
  • The causes of the establishment of the first British colony in Australia in 1788 (AC9HS4K02)
  • The experiences of individuals and groups, including military and civilian officials, and convicts involved in the establishment of the first British colony (AC9HS4K03)
  • The effects of contact with other people on First Nations Australians and their Countries/Places following the arrival of the First Fleet and how this was viewed by First Nations Australians as an invasion (AC9HS4K04)

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