Learning objects Biography: Federation people: John Watson

TLF ID L9739

Investigate the role of the first Labor prime minister, John (Chris) Watson, in the events leading up to, and following, Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Watson: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate the biography of an individual who played a part in Australia's Federation.
  • Students examine contemporary depictions of the individual.
Educational value
  • Summarises the contribution of one individual to Australia's becoming a federation.
  • Sets the individual's contribution within the broader context of their life by providing a more detailed biography.
  • Enables students to compare two different types of biographical writing about an individual.
  • Includes portrayals of the individual that encourage students to compare and contrast depictions.
  • Gives an opportunity for students to see the numbers and types of people who were significant to Federation in Australia.
  • Provides printable pages for students to use in their research.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment;
  • history
Strand
  • Studies of society and environment/Time, continuity and change
  • History/Historical knowledge and understandings
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis

Other details

Contributors
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 28 Sep 2011
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Technical implementer
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Dr John Hirst
  • Address: North Balwyn 3104 Australia
  • Copyright holder
  • Organisation: National Library of Australia
  • Remarks: The portrait of John Christian (Chris) Watson has been reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an23302490.
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: X
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements

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