Years 5 to 10
Explore the impacts of 19th century European colonisation on Victorian Aboriginal People.
Teaching Kits. Hidden Histories: The Wadawurrung People Primary kit, Hidden Histories: The Wadawurrung People, Secondary kit
Sovereign Hill Education Blog Posts. The History of Victoria, Better Understanding of our History, Fire in the 19th Century, Goldrush Immigration Push and Pull Factors
Websites. State Library of Victoria, Victoria’s early history, 1803-1851 Time Line, General Sources, Public Records Office Victoria, Aboriginal Victorians (1830s - 1970s)
Teacher Reference Dr. Fred Cahir Black Gold ANU Press, 2012, NITV Map starts to reveal true extent of massacres of Indigenous Australians by Europeans,
Levels 5 and 6 They learn about what life was like for different groups of people in the colonial period.
Level 9 and 10 … the colonisation of Australia which was part of the expansion of European power.
In Levels 5 and 6, the curriculum focuses on the concepts of place and interconnection.
Influence of people, including the influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places.
Levels 9 and 10.Land and resource management strategies used by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve food security over time
In Levels 5 and 6, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to enable students to learn about diverse cultural practices and beliefs and how they compare with their own.
In Levels 7 and 8, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to reflect on how cultural practices and beliefs contributes to individual, group and national identities.
In Levels 9 and 10, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to engage in complex discussions about interrelationships within and between cultures.
Cross Curriculum Priorities
Learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples histories and Culture
History Levels 5 and 6.
- Identify and describe patterns of continuity and change in daily life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, ‘native born’ and migrants in the Australian colonies Explain the causes of significant events that shaped the Australian colonies, contributed to Australian Federation and the effects of these on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrants
- The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced changing patterns of development, how the environment changed, and aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- The different experiences and perspectives of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, women, and children.
History Level 7 and 8.
- How physical or geographical features influenced the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ communities, foundational stories and land management practices History
Level 9 and 10
- Intended and unintended causes and effects of contact and extension of settlement of European power(s), including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples