Australia as a Nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Students explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship, and develop an understanding of the models that influenced the development of Australia’s system of government. Students learn about migration to Australia and how migrants have contributed to Australia’s economic and social development.
In Stage 3, The Australian Colonies provides a study of colonial Australia in the 1800s. Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony. They learn about what life was like for different groups in the colonial period.
This program, along with the accompanying programs for Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3, has been developed to assist primary school teachers to master changes to the History K-10 Syllabus.