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Theories about the origin and spread of Polynesian settlers throughout the Pacific (ACDSEH013)

Elaborations
  • locating Polynesia on a map, tracing the expansion of Polynesian settlers throughout the Pacific, and considering how they made their journeys
  • outlining different theories about the expansion (for example, west/east and east/west movement, the expansion as accidental versus intentional)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Pacific Island history,  Migration,  Explorers

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