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Investigating legend and reality

Cover of unit of work

Curriculum areas: Australian history, historical skills

Years: 6–10

Key curriculum links: Time, Continuity and Change; Culture and Identity; Investigation, Communication and Participation.

In this unit of work students explore the rich theme of the enduring popularity of the folklore of the outlaw by examining some of the ideas and exhibits that are featured in the exhibition. Outlaws and themes explored include:

  • Defining outlaws
  • Robin Hood
  • Ben Hall
  • Hone Heke
  • Phoolan Devi
  • Musqito
  • Billy the kid
  • Ned Kelly
  • Reflections on outlaws