What are you Thinking Now?

Now that you have completed the investigations in Celebrations and Futures, use your knowledge to explore connections to your life today. Do one or more of the following activities.

  1. Queensland voted to join the other Australian colonies in forming a federated Australia. Just as for all the other colonies, joining in Federation meant compromising for Queensland, and giving up some independence to be part of a bigger group working for a common purpose. Create a presentation in which you reflect on your own involvement with others to achieve a common goal. Highlight the rules or conditions of your group, team or organisation. Discuss what might make you leave the group.
  2. In Brisbane and in all the other towns in Queensland where Federation was celebrated, community groups were important to the festivities. Which groups in your community would be important to a national celebration today? Create a class presentation in which you identify your major community groups and the work that they do, as well as what they represent about your community.