Finding resources to teach your students about Australia’s colonial past can be tricky. Use these engaging lapbook activities, designed to compliment the Australian Year 5 HASS curriculum, to teach and guide your students through the reasons behind Australia’s colonisation.
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These lapbook activities has the following Australian Curriculum Year 5 HASS content descriptors covered:
– 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 role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony (ACHASSK110)
Topics covered in this Lapbook include:
✔ Life in the Colonies -students compare and contrast the lifestyles of the Indigenous and European settlers (Food, Clothing, Work, Children’s Lives, Accommodation)
✔ The Challenges – students complete a diary taking on the role of a European settler, describing the challenges of Colonial life
✔ Reasons for establishing more colonies – Australia map brainstorm
✔ Timeline of Colonial Events – Students explore the events that led to the establishment of the various colonies around Australia
✔ Impact of European settlement – Logging, Introduced Species, Farming, Land Clearing
✔ Significant People – Using the iPhone snapshot flipbook, students reflect on the contributions of a key individual during the Colonial era of Australian history.
What you will receive after purchase:
✔ black and white lapbook templates
✔ a basic Unit Plan with website resource links to assist you in delivering the content
✔ instructions on how to assemble your Lapbook as well as how to assemble each each template to go inside the Lapbook.
Take a look at some of the great feedback for this resource:
“A worthwhile resource that covers many aspects of the Year 5 History Curriculum. The students really took pride in their presentation with this one :)”
“My students have loved this, they are so engaged!”
“My kids loved this. Great work.”
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Is there a rubric included in this resource?
How long should it take to complete this unit?
This Unit is designed to be implemented once/twice a week over a 10 week term.
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thank you so much,
The Unit Plan is a guide only and very simple. Teachers should use their own discretion when implementing. Some questions have been given to help guide student thinking but more specific questions should be added to develop conversation and deeper learning. Students should be encouraged to ask questions themselves as well. Please note: This Unit Plan uses the internet as a resource, therefore internet access is essential to be able to follow the Unit Plan. Youtube links are also provided and therefore Youtube access essential also.