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Learning objects Biography: Federation people: John Watson

TLF ID L9739

Investigate the role of the first Labor prime minister, John (Chris) Watson, in the events leading up to, and following, Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Watson: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Summarises the contribution of one individual to Australia's becoming a federation.
  • Sets the individual's contribution within the broader context of their life by providing a more detailed biography.
  • Enables students to compare two different types of biographical writing about an individual.
  • Includes portrayals of the individual that encourage students to compare and contrast depictions.
  • Gives an opportunity for students to see the numbers and types of people who were significant to Federation in Australia.
  • Provides printable pages for students to use in their research.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Dr John Hirst
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: National Library of Australia
  • Organization: National Library of Australia
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements