Australian Federation Faces Hall of Fame


Get to know the characters behind the push for Federation with this fun, hands-on activity.


Federation doesn’t have to be a dry boring topic! Engage your students with Henry Parkes, Edmund Barton, George Reid and Alfred Deakin with our great interactive famous faces of Federation Hall of Fame activity!
What other teachers have said:
“Thank you! This saved me hours of work and the children were engaged for what could have been a “boring” lesson!”
This highly engaging activity is the perfect complement to your Federation unit. It will provide a fun hands-on introduction to the key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation and constitution (ACHASSK134). Your students use their research skills to locate reliable information about Henry Parkes, Edmund Barton, George Reid, Alfred Deakin and John Quick. (ACHASSI123)
This activity can be conducted as a pair and share task or completed individually.

This resource has been updated to include a printable AND digital version that can be used on any device via Google Slides, Powerpoint, SeeSaw and other online learning platforms.

Once their research is complete students will construct their Hall of Fame complete with a grand entrance!
Interactive notebook activities are highly engaging as students love combining craft, internet research and history.



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Year 5, Year 6, Year 7



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Activities, Assessments, Paperless Digital Resources, Unit of work, Worksheets


Civics and Citizenship, HASS, History

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