Why did Europeans settle in Australia? In this unit you will find out why England decided to settle Australia and why the First Fleet sailed here in 1788 with more than 1000 convicts and marine guards on board.
Themed unit on Australia. Includes State & Territory's, capital cities, national flowers & emblems, famous landmarks, information on Aboriginals and the First Fleet. Great unit for casual teachers, or as a whole class unit when studying Australia. Includes Literacy, Numeracy & Art activities.
INCLUDESA research activity looking at the life in England which led to the First Fleet voyage.A cloze passage to further help students understand the enormity of the voyage.The journey itself and a look at what provisions were packed followed by a group activity with a new scenario.Compass activityWord WallPoster on First Fleet shipsConvict crimes posterAustralian Curriculum Year 4: Humanities and Social Sciences: History - ACHHK07912 PAGESPlease see preview for full resource.
Activity 7: Strangers come to stay Focus question: what was the nature of contact between First Fleet settlers and Aboriginal people in the early days of colonisation? Students examine the Aboriginal languages map. According to this source, which language group would have observed the landing of the First Fleet? Using First Australians 1 (PDF, 115 KB) and First Australians 2 (PDF, 134 KB), students explore the impact of the First Fleet's arrival on the local Aboriginal people.
Resource B. Topic: "Our Shared History" Outcomes Addressed: HT2-2, HT2-4. This Behind The News Video looks at why convicts came to Australia, what happened with the arrival of the First Fleet, and how British colonisation affected the lives of many Indigenous people. It enables students to see from the perspective of an English convict who is first arriving in Australia.