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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACHHK116

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 6 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Australia as a Nation
Content description
The contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and migrants, to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, science, the arts, sport.
Elaborations
  1. examining population data that show the places of birth of Australia’s people at one or more points of time in the past and today, and using digital technologies to process and record this data
  2. investigating the role of specific cultural groups in Australia’s economic and social development (for example the cattle industry, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, the pearling industry)
  3. considering notable individuals in Australian public life across a range of fields (for example the arts, science, sport, education), including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, a range of cultural and social groups, and women and men drawn from the Australian Living Treasures list or from the Australian Dictionary of Biography)
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/1
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/2
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology capability
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding