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What did you bring in?


After you finish the start of class activity:

  • Make a list of what you know/what you need to know.
  • Work with other teamates as they finish.
  • Maybe set up a shared google drive folder? Check out the tab or talk to Eloise if you're unsure how.
  • Now's also a good time to explore Credo or Britannica to find some tertiary info on your topic. (or look for encyclopedias!)
We know We need to know
  • Labeld an "assimilation policy"
  • Happened between ~1910 and ~1970
  • Children taken from parents, they are call the 'stolen generation'
  • Some things australia is doing now to acknowledge the stolen generations. (National Sorry Day/Day of Healing, resources for those looking for their own story, resources for indiginous people though national archives
  • What was the vocabulary of the time in describing the event? (helps me search, esp. for primary source)
  • Was forced sterilization and the 'stolen children' carried out with the intent to destroy the group? If so, good case for it IS a genocide.
  • Why did this go on until the 1970s? (describing the ecent)
  • What did british settlers/australian population of british desent think about australian aboriginals that they let this happen? (context)
  • Look into "Australia's Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in 1997" (mentioned in Credo)

Possible 'slide outline': (after looking at credo)

  1. Who are the Aboriginal Australians, overview of history/culture (description)
  2. Contact with British settlers, founding of australia, displacement + loss of autonomy by aboriginal australians (context)
  3. Perception of Aboriginal Australians by british australians in early 20th century (context)
  4. Massacres in early 20th century (description of event)
  5. Taking of children into foster homes/mission schools (stolen generation) (description of event)
  6. Reasons why it should/shouldn't be considered a genocide
  7. Australian actions today (sorry day vs sterilization accusations?)

8th slide= primary source wherever it best fits?

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Your Assignment

With your group, you will be:

  • Identifying and describing your assigned event
  • Providing historical context for your assigned event
  • Analyzing a primary source from your event
  • Seeking to understand and explain whether or not your assigned 'event' is a genocide according to the UN definition

The final product of your research will be a Power Point presentation with a complete bibliography.


This guide and the coresponding class are meant to introduce you to resources and practices that will help you complete your presentation.


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