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Teaching Heritage

Board of Studies NSW

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Examine social and political change in Australia. Visit places of industry, government, administration and Aboriginal heritage. Consider the role of the emerging nation – in the region and internationally – throughout the 20th century.

SubSection MarkerForming a Nation

1900-1918 Starting a new century - A teaching unit

Examine social and political change in Australia between 1901 and 1914. Visit places of industry, government, administration and Aboriginal heritage and gather information about Australian citizenship at the time of Federation. Consider the role of the emerging nation – in the region and internationally – at the beginning of the 20th century.

SubSection MarkerExpressing National Goals

1918-1945 Between the wars - A teaching unit

Examine social and cultural change in Australia between World War I and World War II. Visit places of recreation, technology, industry and war-time activity and gather information about economic expansion in Australia between the wars. Consider the changes occurring in Australian environments – both built and natural – during this period.

SubSection MarkerBuilding Australian Identities


1945-1960's Post second world war - A teaching unit

Examine social and political change in postwar Australia to the 1970s. Visit places of cultural activity, community identity, political meetings and civic participation and gather information about Australian citizenship following World War II. Consider ideas about the developing identity of the nation during this period.

SubSection MarkerReshaping cultural values

1970's-Now Greenbans and beyond - A teaching unit

Examine social and political issues in Australia from the 1970s to the end of the century. Visit places of cultural importance – including those where people work towards reconciliation, practise cultural traditions, act to save Australia’s heritage and environment – and gather information about the attitudes and values of Australians at the end of the 20th century. Consider the action taken by Australians to repair the environment during this period.

SubSection MarkerTeaching

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