Oz-e-English Writing (History)

Unit 4: Narrative – Year 6
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Overview
Unit 1: Narrative – Year 6 is an English language strand unit for Year 6 students.
  • It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: English Year Level Achievement Standards:
  • Identify responses to characters and events in literary texts, drawn from historical, social, or cultural contexts, by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors (AC9E6LE01).
  • Plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts whose purposes may be imaginative, informative, and persuasive, using paragraphs, a variety of complex sentences, expanded verb groups, tense, topic-specific and vivid vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and visual features (AC9E6LY06).
  • use comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring, and questioning to build literal and inferred meaning, and to connect and compare content from a variety of sources (AC9E6LY05).
  • It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: History Year Level Achievement Standards:
  • Composing informative and persuasive texts, supported by evidence, to describe and explain conclusions from their economic, civic, historical, and geographical inquiries (AC9HS6S07).
  • Study Australia’s path to Federation through an examination of key people and events (AC9HS6K01).
  • Investigating how Australia’s system of law and government has origins in the Magna Carter, the English Civil War and Westminster system and therefore why we have a constitutional monarchy and why there was a separation of powers (legislative, executive, judiciary) (AC9HS6K01).
  • Describing the significance of the 1962 right to vote federally and the importance of the 1967 referendum for First Nations Australians (AC9HS6K02).
  • Investigating the developments in advancing democracy and citizenship for all citizens, including migrant groups, for example the establishment of the minimum wage, anti-discrimination legislation and official national multicultural policy (AC9HS6K02).
Learning objectives
In Lessons 1 to 45, students will:
  • Learn the main facts about eight significant events in twentieth-century Australian history:
  • The formation of the Commonwealth of Australia at Federation in 1901.
  • Australia’s entry into WW1, the Gallipoli campaign and the legacy of ANZAC.
  • The wool and mining industry in Australia as the mainstays of the economy through much of the century.
  • Australia in the 1930s following the 1929 worldwide depression.
  • The Great Australian Silence – the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the twentieth century.
  • Australia’ entry into WW11 and the imminent Japanese invasion of Australia.
  • The White Australian policy and the story of immigration.
  • The three stories of Australian migration.
  • Use artefacts and source documents to write about the main facts about Australian history in the 1900s.
  • Identify and use language features to write narrative recounts.
  • Jointly construct narrative recounts about Australian history in the 1900s.
  • Independently plan and draft narrative recounts about Australian history in the 1900s.
Success criteria
  • Identify the main facts of an informative text.
  • Identify the key vocabulary.
  • Participate in discussions and answer questions about significant events in Australian history in the 1900s.
  • Identify and note facts about significant events in Australian history in the 1900s.
  • Use artefacts and source documents from a factual recount to develop narrative language.
  • Write descriptive paragraphs about significant events in Australian history in the 1900s.
  • Use the main facts from the text and source documents to jointly construct narrative recounts about significant events in Australian history in the 1900s.
  • Use the main facts from the text and source documents to independently construct narrative recounts about significant events in Australian history in the 1900s.
Assessment
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 to pinpoint areas that require additional instruction.
  • The Student Workbook contains progress tests. Marking guides are provided in the lessons and Teaching Guides.
End-of-unit assessment
  • In Week 7, the end-of-unit assessment is given, and it contributes to 60 per cent (30 per cent English – 30 per cent History content) of the total grade.
  • Each unit success criterion is addressed by this assessment, which is part of the Student Workbook.
Complete this unit
Lesson 1: The Story of Federation
Lesson 2: The Story of Federation
Lesson 3: The Story of Federation
Lesson 4: The Story of Federation
Lesson 5: The Story of Federation
Lesson 6: World War I and Gallipoli
Lesson 7: World War I and Gallipoli
Lesson 8: World War I and Gallipoli
Lesson 9: World War I and Gallipoli
Lesson 10: World War I and Gallipoli
Lesson 11: The Quarry and the Sheep's Back
Lesson 12: The Quarry and the Sheep's Back
Lesson 13: The Quarry and the Sheep's Back
Lesson 14: The Quarry and the Sheep's Back
Lesson 15: The Quarry and the Sheep's Back
Lesson 16: The Great Depression
Lesson 17: The Great Depression
Lesson 18: The Great Depression
Lesson 19: The Great Depression
Lesson 20: The Great Depression
Lesson 21: The Great Australian Silence
Lesson 22: The Great Australian Silence
Lesson 23: The Great Australian Silence
Lesson 24: The Great Australian Silence
Lesson 25: The Great Australian Silence
Lesson 26: WWII and the War against Japan in the Pacific
Lesson 27: WWII and the War against Japan in the Pacific
Lesson 28: WWII and the War against Japan in the Pacific
Lesson 29: WWII and the War against Japan in the Pacific
Lesson 30: WWII and the War against Japan in the Pacific
Lesson 31: Federation
Lesson 32: WWI and Gallipoli
Lesson 33: The Quarry and the Sheep's Back/ The Great Depression
Lesson 34: The Great Australian Silence
Lesson 35: WWII and the War Against Japan in the Pacific
Lesson 36: The White Australia Policy and Migration to Australia
Lesson 37: The White Australia Policy and Migration to Australia
Lesson 38: The White Australia Policy and Migration to Australia
Lesson 39: The White Australia Policy and Migration to Australia
Lesson 40: The White Australia Policy and Migration to Australia
Lesson 41: Recognition and the Three Stories of Australia
Lesson 42: Recognition and the Three Stories of Australia
Lesson 43: Recognition and the Three Stories of Australia
Lesson 44: Recognition and the Three Stories of Australia
Lesson 45: Recognition and the Three Stories of Australia

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Success criteria

I do

We do

You do

Edit: peer feedback

Effective feedback

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