Key figures (e.g. Henry Parkes, Edmund Barton, George Reid, John Quick), ideas and events (e.g. the Tenterfield Oration, the Corowa Conference, the referendums) that led to Australia's Federation and Constitution, including British and American influences on Australia's system of law and government (e.g. Magna Carta, federalism, constitutional monarchy, the Westminster system, the Houses of Parliament) (ACHASSK134)
The lesson will start with the students watching the AIME Our Story video - about Australia's history being condensed into one day. Students will be asked how this made them feel and the teacher will lead a discussion on what was seen in the video. Students will then be asked to explore the Australian History Timeline and create their own timeline of significant events in Australian history using the Office Timeline software. Students will be asked to focus on Aboriginal Australian history - including the Freedom Rides (who, where, why), 1967 Referendum, Aboriginal Land Rights (who, where, why), David Uniapon, Stolen Generation introduction and abolition and when Dreaming started (60,000 years ago).