Work Sample : Sam

Activity : Life of Aboriginal People Before British Colonisation

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

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Sam has demonstrated elementary knowledge and understanding of the effect of British colonisation on Aboriginal people. The drawing shows a comparison of housing and transport but labels have not been included in the illustration and no explanation has been provided. Sam may require assistance to provide further information. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade E standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade E

The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of 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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