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.
It's Australia, 1850s, A Unit about the Gold Rush - This Australian Curriculum History inquiry unit focusses on the Gold Rush in Australia. Includes migration, perspectives and can be integrated with English. Includes 13 activities, resource list, an appendix and a powerpoint for IWB to support teaching.
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.