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Convicts and Captains

Victorian Curriculum Links

Years 3&4

History

Historical Concepts and Skills

  • VCHHC066: Sequence significant events in chronological order to create a narrative about one navigator, explorer or trader and Australian settlement.
  • VCHHC068: Describe perspectives of people from the past.
  • VCHHC069: Identify and describe continuity and change over time in the local community, region or state and as a result of the effects of European exploration.
  • VCHHC070: Identify and explain the causes and effects of European settlement and exploration.
  • VCHHC071: Describe the significance of Australian celebrations, symbols and emblems.

Historical Knowledge

  • VCHHK073: A significant example of change and a significant example of continuity over time in the local community, region or state/territory.
  • VCHHK076: Significance of days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia and the importance of symbols and emblems.
  • VCHHK079: The journey(s) of a significant world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with and effects on other societies.
  • VCHHK080: Stories of the First Fleet, including causes and reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences and perspectives following arrival.
  • VCHHK081: The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions.

Years 5&6

History

Historical Concepts and Skills

  • VCHHC082: Sequence significant events and lifetimes of people in chronological order to create a narrative to explain the developments in Australia’s colonial past and the causes and effects of Federation on its people.
  • VCHHC084: Describe perspectives and identify ideas, beliefs and values of people and groups in the past.
  • VCHHC085: 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.
  • VCHHC086: 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.

Historical Knowledge

  • VCHHK088: The social, economic and political causes and reasons for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800.
  • VCHHK089: 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.
  • VCHHK091: The causes and the reasons why people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the perspectives, experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony.
  • VCHHK095: The stories and perspectives of people who migrated to Australia…and the reasons they migrated.