What would Australia be like today if it had never federated?
Use the Australian Federation Resource Bundle to take a different approach to teaching Federation: from the assumption that it never happened! Encourage kids to think about how their lives would differ, for better or worse.
This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size.
So, what's included?
650-word engaging and entertaining article entitled Australia Un-Federated? targeted at 10-12 year-old readers.
Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.
Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).
Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text?
Positives & Negatives Worksheet asks students to think critically about Federation.
National Symbol Evaluation Worksheet to assess the current relevance of symbols that have been in place since the time of Federation.
Flag Redesign Worksheet to et creative juices flowing! And,
A list of other teaching ideas for utilising Australia Un-Federated in your classroom.
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The article used in this resource bundle was first published in HistoriCool Magazine Issue 05 October/November 2013. If you haven't already heard of HistoriCool Magazine (i.e. the coolest mag in history!) jump over to www.historicool.com.au to check it out!
Founded in 2013, HistoriCool Magazine is in the business of creating history-makers! Each and every issue of HistoriCool aims to inspire, engage and entertain 8-14 year-old readers with stories from the past while building core skills and confidence so that they may one day make history themselves.