Yr4 – History > The Nature Of Contact Between Aboriginal People And Others
26 pages of activities and guidance notes exploring the nature of contact between Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of those interactions on, for example families and the environment.
(Australian Curriculum No ACHHK080)
In this teacher resource, students are challenged to think about the nature of contact between Aboriginal people and the Macassans and the Europeans. The effects of those interactions on families and the environment are explored through co-operative activities and thinking exercises. The role of the teacher is to facilitate as the students construct their own knowledge and understanding.
The content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum content descriptor ACHHK080.
The activities, guidance notes and answers provided include:
- Timeline – in this activity the children construct their own knowledge and understanding about the ‘discovery’ of Australia.
- Compare And Contrast – the children will consider the encounters of the Aboriginal people of the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land and the Macassan (Makassan) traders from Indonesia.
- Drawing Conclusions – children determine what conclusions can be drawn about the impact of the contact with the Macassan traders from Indonesia on the Yolngu.
- Categorisation - children work in groups of 3 or 4 to organise words relating to Aboriginal beliefs
- Hot Potato T Chart - children will work in groups of 4 for this activity.
- PMI Jigsaw Activity – the children work in groups of 3 for this activity. This is their home group, and their task is to complete a PMI chart (Plus, Minus and Interesting) regarding the European settlement.
- PMI Ranking – given what they have learned, the children consider what things had the most significant impact on the lives of the Aboriginal people.
- Postbox Activity – this activity can be used to analyse the children’s current understanding of a topic being covered.
- Judgement Grid – this activity requires the children to make a judgement about the consequences of contact to Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders.