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Changing Rights and Freedoms


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End of Stage 5 (end of Year 10)
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Description of activity

Students assess the significance of one of the following events or issues to the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal people:

  • the 1967 referendum
  • the stolen generations
  • Land Rights and Native Title.

Using this information, students write in class a response of about 250 words, supporting their view with evidence.

Context

Students have learnt about how the rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples and other groups in Australia have changed during the post-war period. They have discussed the 1967 referendum, Land Rights and Native Title, and the experiences of the stolen generations.

Outcomes

A student:
5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events and evaluates their impact on Australian life
5.3 explains the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples and other groups in Australia
5.8 locates, selects and organises relevant historical information from a number of sources, including ICT, to undertake historical inquiry
5.9 uses historical terms and concepts in appropriate contexts
5.10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written and other forms, including ICT, to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • present a well-structured response that uses historical terms and concepts accurately
  • assess the significance of the event or issue on rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples
  • provide evidence to support their point of view.
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