What would Australia be like today if it had never federated? Use the Australian Federation Resource Bundle to take a different approach to teaching Federation: from the assumption that it never happened! Encourage students to think about how their
Australia became a nation on 1 January 1901 when six British colonies—New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania—united to form the Commonwealth of Australia. This process is known as federation.
These crests are a great "Getting to Know You" activity for the beginning of the year. They also make an attractive bulletin board for "Back to School" nights and Open Houses. The crests can be a homework assignment and/or put together into a class book.
What year did the British colonies unite into a federation of states called the Commonwealth of Australia? Who conducts federal elections and maintains the Commonwealth electoral roll? Your students will enjoy knowing the answers to these and many more in