Federation doesn’t have to be a dull topic! Bring your HASS lessons to life and introduce your students to Henry Parkes with hands-on and engaging activities.
This age-appropriate and curriculum aligned activity allows your students to refine their research skills and explore the life and experiences of this influential historical figure. Students can use the internet or texts to research and locate reliable information about Sir Henry Parkes and select the correct word from the list provided.
This activity is the perfect complement to your HASS Australian Federation unit and links to the Australian Curriculum descriptors for Year 6:
- Students will be able to identify the key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation and constitution (ACHASSK134).
- Students use the internet or texts to research and locate reliable information about Australia’s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton. (ACHASSI123)
This is a simple but engaging single lesson activity. Answers are included to make marking easy and to save you time.
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