This resource has been developed with specific reference to the five History content descriptions for Year 5 students in the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHASSK106)
  • The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and how the environment changed (ACHASSK107)
  • The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony (ACHASSK108)
  • The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (ACHASSK109)
  • The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony; for example, explorers, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, humanitarians, religious and political leaders, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples (ACHASSK110).

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