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Teacher guide European settlement

TLF ID M019060

This lesson sequence explores European settlement in the Murray-Darling Basin and the establishment of western farming and irrigation. It includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. This lesson sequence is one in a series exploring aspects of the Murray-Darling Basin and is suitable to be used as a stand-alone resource or combined with other lesson sequences in the series. To expand the scope of this resource, combine it with the Locks, Weirs and Dams and the Running the Rivers lesson sequences.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable due to its relevance to the Historical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the year 5 history curriculum. It examines the impact of European exploration and the expansion of agriculture in the Murray-Darling Basin.
  • This resource is valuable due to its relevance to the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the years 5 and 7 geography curriculum.
  • Students undertake web-based research tasks while playing the free 'Run the river: a water sharing challenge' application.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.mdba.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.mdba.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
Rights
  • © Murray–Darling Basin Authority 2015. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons BY 3.0 Australia license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en