Mandatory History Program
Topic 5.1 : Australian Social & Political Life to 1914 Duration: 9 weeks
What have been the significant developments in Australia’s Political history?
What have been the significant developments in Australia’s social and cultural history?
What has been the changing nature of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations in Australia? Catholic Perspective
• Demonstrate a true Christian respect for human life.
• Relate the Gospel teachings to various government systems throughout history
Outcomes Content Teaching/Learning Strategies Resources
Knowledge and understandings
• Recount major historical events in chronological order
• Sequence major historical events to show understanding of continuity, change and causation
• Recount some of the key events and developments in Australian political history
• Explain political events and evaluates their impact on civic life in Australia
• Describe major features of social and cultural life at different times in Australia’s history
• Compare and contrast the social and cultural experiences of different people at various times
• Recount some major events in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations
• Account for how and why the nature of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations has changed
• Identify various marginalised groups who have struggled for rights and freedoms
• Account for how and why the rights and freedoms of various groups in Australian society have changed.
1. Federation and Australia’s Constitution
• How and why did Federation occur?
* State's rights
* Immigration issues
*Sir Henry Parkes
• What are the main features of Australia’s
* The Senate - state's house
* The House of Rep. - people's house
* The High Court - Protection of State's rights...