Essential Question

What are the ongoing impacts of colonisation on people and the environment?

Warning — First Nations teachers and students are advised that this curriculum resource may contain images, voices or names of deceased people.

Unit details

Lesson Time: 40 minutes
Lessons: 12
Duration: 6 weeks

Australian Curriculum
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority.

Unit overview

In this unit, students explore the impacts of colonisation, particularly on First Nations Peoples, as the colonies developed, from 1788.

Students will inquire into the impact of:

  • illness and disease
  • land possession
  • resistance and war
  • relationships between First Nation Peoples and colonisers.