Problems on the Gold Fields

This unit of work provides opportunities to develop historical understanding through key concepts including sources, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy and significance. These concepts will be investigated within the historical context of the gold rushes to facilitate an understanding of the past and to provide a focus for historical inquiries. Designed for… Read more »

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Our Country Our Rules

The unit was devised in response to a request from the classroom teacher to create an extended role play which would help students gain a greater understanding of problems faced by immigrants to Australia. The key question was: did recent Australian immigrants or indigenous peoples face problems such as stereotyping, discrimination or harassment?   This… Read more »

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Mirror

This unit has been collaboratively produced by Drama Queensland members to be used as an example unit incorporating the Australian Curriculum for The Arts (Drama). The main resource will be the pretext – a wordless picture book called Mirror by Jeannie Baker. It is an international award winning book with scope to compare and contrast… Read more »

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Early Australia

Students use their knowledge of drama skills and their understanding and awareness of cultural clashes between early Australians to create an extended roleplay to entertain peers and teachers. Developed for Year 5 students. Courtesy of Claire Austin. Early Australia – Unit outline

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