Indigenous Studies Lesson 5


Pushing the Boundaries- The Spread of White Settlement. This resource is fantastic for Australian History lessons from year 3 – year 8. Students learning about first contacts or studying Indigenous Australians and their recent past will be amazed by some of the facts in this resource about the growth of the British colony from 1788 until the 1850’s.

Includes: 12 informational slides to teach your lesson and a worksheet template for students to select a British explorer and create a written biography.

Students will learn about:

  • The Growth and Spread of White Settlement from Sydney Cove
  • Spreading Foreign Diseases Across the Country
  • How the British was Confronted by Aboriginal Resistance
  • The Tasmanian Aborigines & Van Diemen’s Land
  • Timeline of the Spread of the British Colony Across Australia
  • British Inland Explorers and the Blue Mountains Range: William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth
  • The Frontier Conflict
  • Misunderstandings Between the Aboriginal People and the British People
  • How the British Ignored Prior Ownership- No Treaties Between the Two Cultures
  • Batman’s Attempt at a Treaty
  • First British Explorers to Visit Areas Within Australia

Also includes:

  • Task involving creating a written biography on a British Inland Explorer
  • 1 worksheet template for writing a biography
  • File Size: 1MB
  • File Type: PDF, Zip
  • Number of Pages: 14

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Very thorough content and all aligned to Aust Curriculum.  Great resource to the unit.

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Thank you very helpful for my Australian unit. Saved me lots of time. 

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Exactly what a teacher needs when they have early finishers and they are working with a child/children and need others to continue working independently. 

    Molly B

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great colourful resources. Loved the sorting activity- it provided for lots of discussion.

    Sue W

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great content and appropriate language for my year six students. Thanks for taking the time to create this resource and for sharing it. 

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