Summary publication

Australia as a nation – race, rights and immigration is a unit of work that explores Australia’s development as a nation throughout the 20th Century with a particular focus on the changing experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

In this unit, students have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the impacts of racism and discrimination, investigate the racist and anti-racist actions of citizens and governments, and learn about the lives of ethnic and cultural minorities in Australia.

Year: Year 6 (11 years and up)

Subject: History
Australian Curriculum general capabilities: Intercultural understanding, Ethical understanding
Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture