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.

Awesome idea to display students' diary entries/report about the First Fleet

Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776.    In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Website reveals secrets of convicts sent to Australia

Caged convicts on a ship bound for Australia. The average journey time to the penal colony was 102 days

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

Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove

Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove Diversity of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders connected to place and country. Stories from the First Fleet

Dreamtime Stories - Biladurang The Platypus

Dreamtime Story Animation "Biladurang The Platypus" for the Marambul Yuganha Exhibition at the Griffith campus of TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Exhibitio.

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.

ANZAC Day books for children to learn from. A well researched list of both picture books and chapter books.

ANZAC Day books for children to learn from. A well researched list of both picture books and chapter books.

Video-text from the picture book-Simpson and his donkey-Mark Greenwood interspersed with primary source images.

ANZAC Day PrepD children Year Olds) respond to the famous story Simpson and his Donkey

Video-text from the picture book-Simpson and his donkey-Mark Greenwood interspersed with primary source images.

ANZAC Day PrepD children Year Olds) respond to the famous story Simpson and his Donkey


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

Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove

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

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

Research first fleet - times and engineering abilities and resources and challenge children to create a first fleet ship that floats across a paddling pool or local park.

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

▶ Early Explorers of Australia - YouTube

Learn about the Early Explorers of Australia in this animated rap. Lyrics to rap. Willem Jansz: Back in March Dutchexplorer Willem Jansz, Co-mman-ded t.

First Fleet Arrives 1788 (YouTube), Aboriginal perspective

First Fleet Arrives 1788 (YouTube), Aboriginal ...

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

Cooke, Edward William, Prison-ship in Portsmouth Harbour, convicts going aboard [picture]

Horrible First Fleet -Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources (ACHHS102) -Compare information from a range of sources (ACHHS103) -Identify points of view in the past and present (ACHHS104)

Horrible First Fleet -Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources -Compare information from a range of sources -Identify points of view in the past and present

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