Selectors and Squatters Lesson

© History Skills
© History Skills

Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the significance of the roles of squatters and selectors in Australian history. They will develop an awareness of the agricultural and pastoral industries, and the key role played by the “squattocracy”. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from source analysis and research options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Squatters and Selectors Reading Question
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following web page:

Option 2: Using sources

Step 1: Download a copy of the source analysis worksheet below:

Selectors and Squatters Source Analysis.
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Step 2: Answer the set questions using the following sources:

Option 3: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

Selectors and Squatters Research Workshe
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Extension activities

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