Australian Identity at Federation: For the Teacher

The aim of this investigation is to explore the concept of national identity by investigating the nature of Australian identity at the time of Federation in 1901.

Level of Schooling: Materials Middle Secondary

KLA: History/SOSE

Duration (No. of Lessons): 6–8 lessons

Curriculum links

Links to the Australian Curriculum

Learning Outcomes


  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Reporting
  • Presentation of research
  • Evaluation
  • Application of research


  • Empathy
  • Cooperation
  • Individual and collective responsibility
  • Understanding
  • Inclusion


  1. Layered Onion Diagram
  2. Venn Diagram
  3. Plus and Minus chart
  4. Pyramid Chart
  5. Spider Diagram
  6. Internet

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