Australia has a history of brave and determined women. These four Australian colonial women made a significant contribution to the development of colonial Australia through their commitment and service to others. Your students will enjoy hearing about their stories during their visit to Miss Townsend’s class.
Miss Townsend isn’t your average teacher. She ensures her students are totally engaged in her lessons by transporting famous Australians to her classroom for the students to interview and learn from. These Australian colonial women are some of these special visitors and your students will be as engaged as Miss Townsend’s class by their story.
The Australian colonial women included in this discounted bundle are:
Australian Curriculum Links
This lesson and its activities have been created to help you meet the Australian Curriculum achievement standard outcome for Year 5 requiring that students “The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples)”. (ACARA 2017) Content descriptor ACHASSK107 requires that students investigate colonial life to discover what it was like for inhabitants including the lives of women, children and small communities and Aboriginal people. The stories of these women are a great way for students to explore and discuss this topic.