Oz-e-English Writing (History)

Unit 4: Narrative - Year 5
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Unit 4: Narrative - Year 5 is an English language strand unit for Year 5 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards:  
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704).
  • Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors (ACELT1798).
  • Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (AECLY1703).
  • It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: History Year Level Achievement Standards: Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australian after 1800 (ACHASSK106).
  • The nature of the convict or colonial presence, considering the elements that impacted patterns of growth, characteristics of the daily lives of the locals (particularly Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples), and how the environment changed (ACHASSK107).
  • The effects of a noteworthy development or event on a colony in Australia (ACHASSK108).
  • The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a certain migrant group within a colony (ACHASSK109).
  • The influence a major person or group had on the development of a colony (ACHASSK110).
  • The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony (ACHASSK110).
  • Present ideas, results, points of view, and conclusions using a variety of texts and formats that include source materials, analoganalogue and digital representations, and terminology and customs particular to the discipline (ACHASSI105).

Note: The content on this page is subject to change as this program is being updated to comply with Australian Curriculum version 9.0 so may change at any time. GGSA will issue an updated version in the first quarter of 2023. 
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:

Learn about the structure of a factual recount. Learn the main facts about nine significant events from Australian history 1800s to 1900s analysing the perspectives from three groups: migrants, British colonists, and indigenous people.
  • Circumnavigation of the continent
  • The Rum Rebellion
  • The Black War
  • Eureka Stockade
  • Burke and Wills
  • Coranderrk
  • South Sea Islander Indentured labour
  • Bushrangers
  • WA Pearl trade

Examine the textual organisation and linguistic elements used in imaginative diaries, letter writing, and narrative recounts as part of a connected learning history course to offer personal perspective replies.

Analyse primary and secondary source documents supporting the focus of nine Australian historical events from 1800 to 1900.

Jointly write a narrative recount about Australian history 1800-1900s. 
Success Criteria  
  • Identify the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  • Identify the structure of a factual recount.
  • Retell the main facts about Australian history 1800s to 1900s. 
  • Identify key vocabulary. 
  • Write factual sentences about Australian history 1800s to 1900s.
  • Write descriptive paragraphs about Australian history 1800s to 1900s.
  • Identify the sequenced facts of a historical event.
  • Construct and improve a narrative recount by using sentence strip descriptions.
  • Independently write a narrative recount from the first and third perspectives about Australian history 1800s to 1900s. 
Progress Tests
  • A total of four progress tests worth a combined 40 per cent of the final grade are conducted in Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 9. 
  • Progress tests enable teachers to keep track of their students' learning of the material covered and pinpoint areas that require additional instruction. The Student Workbook contains Progress tests.

End-of-Unit Assessment
  • The end-of-unit assessment is given in Week 5, which contributes 60 per cent of the total grade. Each unit’s success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook. 

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