Work Sample : Jo

Activity : Life of Aboriginal People Before British Colonisation

    Life of Aboriginal People Before British Colonisation - Jo : Grade Commentary

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Jo has demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of the impact of British colonisation on Aboriginal people. The illustration of the changes in Aboriginal daily life is unclear but an attempt at comparing housing, weapons and utensils has been made. The communication methods are limited and there is little attempt to explain or provide further information. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Change and Continuity
    Students explore change in communities from different perspectives and evaluate the effects of change on individuals and groups, including Aboriginal peoples, and the environment. They understand key events related to the British colonisation of Australia and identify the changes and consequences for Aboriginal and other peoples and the continent.
  • Environments
    Students identify, locate and describe natural, heritage and built features in the local area and in other parts of Australia and explain their significance and management. They locate the four compass points and other significant features on a map and develop skills to locate and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
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