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Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum. CAN WE USE THIS?

Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum. CAN WE USE THIS?

My Year 4 class built this 'Ghost Ship' from the first fleet. The sails are their written accounts as child convicts  on board the ship from England to Australia.

My Year 4 class built this 'Ghost Ship' from the first fleet. The sails are their written accounts as child convicts on board the ship from England to Australia.

First Fleet Narrative - Year 4 History Unit - At the tender age of eight, chimney sweep Tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. As one of the members of the First Fleet, he arrives in a country that seemingly has little to offer - or little that the English are used to, anyway. Accompanying worksheets: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tom-Appleby-Convict-Boy-First-Fleet-History-Narrative-Jackie-French-1232083   #ACHHK079

First Fleet Narrative - Year 4 History Unit - At the tender age of eight, chimney sweep Tom Appleby is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. As one of the members of the First Fleet, he arrives in a country that seemingly has little to offer - or little that the English are used to, anyway. Accompanying worksheets: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tom-Appleby-Convict-Boy-First-Fleet-History-Narrative-Jackie-French-1232083 #ACHHK079

Links and Resources for a Unit Study on Australian History, The First Fleet and Sydney Cove.

Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove

Links and Resources for a Unit Study on Australian History, The First Fleet and Sydney Cove.

Web-quests for History Years 4 & 5 included:  Sawyers Valley Primary School | Lessons

Web-quests for History Years 4 & 5 included: Sawyers Valley Primary School | Lessons


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Australian History First Fleet & Surviving Sydney Cove Lapbook and Unit Study. Australian Studies.

Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove

Australian History First Fleet & Surviving Sydney Cove Lapbook and Unit Study. Australian Studies.

My Year 4 class built this 'Ghost Ship' from the first fleet. The sails are their written accounts as child convicts  on board the ship from England to Australia.

My Year 4 class built this 'Ghost Ship' from the first fleet. The sails are their written accounts as child convicts on board the ship from England to Australia.

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.

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.

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.

A great unit from the History Teachers of Australia on Colonisation and the First Fleet.

A great unit from the History Teachers of Australia on Colonisation and the First Fleet.

Free! First Fleet Ship Art Lesson from Artventure by Artventure. Artventure.com.au is where kids learn to draw and paint by following along with Kirsty the artist. Perfect for use in schools due to its links to the Australian National Curriculum.

Free! First Fleet Ship Art Lesson from Artventure by Artventure. Artventure.com.au is where kids learn to draw and paint by following along with Kirsty the artist. Perfect for use in schools due to its links to the Australian National Curriculum.

On 26th January 1788, Aurthur Phillip landed at Sydney Cove and began the first European settlement in Australia. He was accompanied by 11 ships carrying just over 1500 convicts, sailors marines and their families.    This set includes ten images in jpeg, png and blackline versions (30 files in total). All images are 300 dpi.    These images complement the content of the Year Four Australian History Curriculum, First Contacts.$5.00

First Fleet Clipart

On 26th January 1788, Aurthur Phillip landed at Sydney Cove and began the first European settlement in Australia. He was accompanied by 11 ships carrying just over 1500 convicts, sailors marines and their families. This set includes ten images in jpeg, png and blackline versions (30 files in total). All images are 300 dpi. These images complement the content of the Year Four Australian History Curriculum, First Contacts.$5.00

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

First Fleet convict diary entries. A great way to display the children's work.

First Fleet convict diary entries. A great way to display the children's work.

Introducing Australian History.  Stories from the First Fleet. ACHHK079 Nature of contact between Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander and others. ACHHK080.

Introducing Australian History

Introducing Australian History. Stories from the First Fleet. ACHHK079 Nature of contact between Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander and others. ACHHK080.

Tom Appleby Convict Boy - First Fleet History Narrative - Jackie French from Splash Resources on TeachersNotebook.com -  (14 pages)  - Tom Appleby, Convict Boy is the perfect novel to accompany your Year 4 Australian Curriculum History unit.

Tom Appleby Convict Boy - First Fleet History Narrative - Jackie French from Splash Resources on TeachersNotebook.com - (14 pages) - Tom Appleby, Convict Boy is the perfect novel to accompany your Year 4 Australian Curriculum History unit.