The Dawn of a New Australia
A Federation WebQuest for Stage 5 Students
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THE PROCESS, OR THE STEPS TO TAKE TO
COMPLETE YOUR TASK
Your teacher will divide you into six groups and you will be given one colony to investigate. Read through the whole of the webquest's main pages (Scenario, Task and Assessment) then have a look at these special resources to begin with so that you can start to get an idea of what everybody was so worried about. There is a CD to investigate and some internet sites.
Working on their own, all members of the group begin to work out, in general terms, the issues For and Against Federation as expressed by the colonies but thinking especially about their own colony.
When everybody has found out as many issues as they can all members of the group meet around a table and share their initial findings. The group agrees to a set of issues they have worked out are the main issues for their colony keeping in mind the issues which matter to the other colonies as well.
Each student chooses one of the issues and researches that issue in more detail. Check out some of the other links and resources provided with this WebQuest. The CD One Destiny will provide you with additional information on your issue.
Each student prepares a draft report on his/her issue summarizing
As you finish your work, help other members of the group to complete their work.
When all research work is complete meet together over a table and combine your knowledge, discuss your findings and summarize your decisions in a draft final report form. There is a guide here about how you should put your submission together.
On behalf of each colony each group presents its findings in a formal report to Sir Henry (your teacher) putting its case for or against Federation on behalf of their colony and clearly expressing their concerns or support for the issues and the whole idea of Federation. See comments below about the presentation.