Many believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to sail the open ocean and reach the Americas. What it not known are the numerous others who had already sailed the journey West, and those who sailed East. The Chinese once had a great fleet that was much larger than those of Europe, not just in the amount of ships, but the size as well. But with Columbus the world started its age of exploration more extensively.

Many believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to sail the open ocean and reach the Americas. What it not known are the numerous others who had already sailed the journey West, and those who sailed East. The Chinese once had a great fleet that was much larger than those of Europe, not just in the amount of ships, but the size as well. But with Columbus the world started its age of exploration more extensively.

Drawing one of the First Fleet ships for our inquiry into Australian History. Stained with coffee to age.

Drawing one of the First Fleet ships for our inquiry into Australian History. Stained with coffee to age.

First Fleet: "First Contact - First Fleet" Word Wall and Display for Bulletin Board

First Fleet: "First Contact - First Fleet" Word Wall and Display for Bulletin Board

Museum of Sydney. Visitors looking at the first fleet ships. This is a long display of models of the first fleet ships behind a graphic.

Museum of Sydney. Visitors looking at the first fleet ships. This is a long display of models of the first fleet ships behind a graphic.

The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They Poster - Printable Picture Theme Flash Cards / Classroom Displays, Teacher Resources :: Teacher Resources and Classroom Games :: Teach This

The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They Poster - Printable Picture Theme Flash Cards / Classroom Displays, Teacher Resources :: Teacher Resources and Classroom Games :: Teach This

Using research about the First Fleet Ships my Year 4 students made these 2D models.

Using research about the First Fleet Ships my Year 4 students made these 2D models.

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