Year 6 - History

For teachers of Year 6 Australian Curriculum: History.The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has put together this Pinterest board to assist teachers to plan, teach, assess, and report using free quality digital curriculum resources.
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Queensland state school teachers should continue to access C2C materials via OneSchool.

Queensland state school teachers should continue to access materials via OneSchool.

Year 6 History sample assessment – Australia as a nation: A migration story [Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority]. Students develop and deliver a multimodal presentation based on a hypothesis or position to explain the significance of the contributions of one individual or group who migrated from an Asian country to the development of Australian society.

Year 6 History sample assessment - Australia as a nation: A migration story [Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority]

Queensland History Teachers' Association - QHTA

Queensland History Teachers' Association - QHTA

History Scope and Sequence: Foundation to Year 6 (PDF)

The Year 2 curriculum provides a study of local history. Students explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their local area by examining remains of the past and considering why they should be preserved.

Can you strike it rich during the Gold Rush? Relevance to Year 6 History -  Australia as a nation. This decision-maker game will help you understand some of the experiences faced by hundreds of thousands of people during the Australian gold rush period in the second half of the nineteenth century (1850–1900).

Can You Strike it Rich During the Gold Rush? Play the Gold Rush game for a great introduction to the Australian goldfields or a fun, independent, extension activity.

Primary School Resources to support the Australian History Curriculum - This compilation of resources contains fiction material with a historical focus. Resources have been organised to align with the year levels and content of the History Curriculum. There is an emphasis, where applicable, on picture books across all levels of schooling.

Primary School Resources to support the Australian History Curriculum - This compilation of resources contains fiction material with a historical focus. Resources have been organised to align with the year levels and content of the History Curriculum. There is an emphasis, where applicable, on picture books across all levels of schooling.

Refugee kids adapt to Australia - History (6). How can we help refugees adjust to their new life in Australia? Look at this group of teenage African refugee boys as they take part in an eight-week training course. Through a program of physically challenging activities, they learn to take positive risks and regain their ability to trust.

How can we help refugees adjust to their new life in Australia? Look at this group of teenage African refugee boys as.

Choose Your Own Statistics - Mathematics,History,Geography (5,6,7,8).  Choose your own Statistics is produced by ABC Splash in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission.  This unique interactive learning resource has been designed to enable students from Years 5 to 8 to gain a better understanding of important human rights issues as they explore the latest statistics from respected Australian institutions.

ConCensus - Geography,Mathematics - Bring Australian statistics to life with ConCensus – a data visualisation game which allows you to interact with real data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census.

History - careers - Take the first steps to finding your dream job. Discover your strengths to help find the right career path for you. Myfuture is Australia’s free online career information service from Education Service Australia. It has been created to assist career planning, career pathways and work transitions. Create an account to access the interactive Bullseye website to start exploring career pathways by selecting a learning area you enjoy.

Rural studies - If you enjoy or are good at this learning area, consider the occupations in this myfuture.

Balance of power - History (6). Who decides what laws will be passed in Australia's parliament? See what can happen when a small number of politicians hold the balance of power. Find out how larger political parties have to convince independent politicians and members of minor parties to join their side to either support or object to a bill.

Balance of power - passing laws in Government clip

Investigating the development of the Australian Nation – C2C History Year 6 Unit 1. Link for Independent and Catholic school teachers. This is an extensive teaching unit in which students investigate the following questions ‘Why and how did Australia become a nation?’ and ‘How did Australian society change throughout the 20th century?’

Creating digital texts - English Year 1 Unit Link for Independent and Catholic schools. This is an extensive teaching unit in which students listen to, read, view and interpret a series of narrative texts to create a digital innovation.

Year 6 History resources - ABC Splash

ABC Splash is an online resource that provides over 3000 videos, games and resources that align with the Australian Curriculum. Topics are accessible on iPads and engage children in interactive and multimodal texts.

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