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.

This Is What A Sailor Would Have Eaten If He Was On Columbus' Ship

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.

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 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.


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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.

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

Free - First Fleet: Explorer Profile Worksheet  // Splash Resources // Teaching worksheets and resources for Australian primary schools // www.splashresources.com.au

Free - First Fleet: Explorer Profile Worksheet // Splash Resources // Teaching worksheets and resources for Australian primary schools // www.splashresources.com.au

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 activity. Word Wall. Poster on First Fleet ships. Convict crimes poster.   Australian Curriculum Year 4: Humanities and Social Sciences: History - ACHHK079 .

The First Fleet Part 1 - The Journey

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 activity. Word Wall. Poster on First Fleet ships. Convict crimes poster. Australian Curriculum Year 4: Humanities and Social Sciences: History - ACHHK079 .

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 (ACHHS102) -Compare information from a range of sources (ACHHS103) -Identify points of view in the past and present (ACHHS104)

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.

Tom Appleby, eight year old chimney sweep is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. This book tells of a colony that, despite its natural abundance, cannot offer what the colonists want. While the people's health is better than ever, their morale is low as they wait for news from home. It is for those aged 10 and above.

Tom Appleby, eight year old chimney sweep is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. This book tells of a colony that, despite its natural abundance, cannot offer what the colonists want. While the people's health is better than ever, their morale is low as they wait for news from home. It is for those aged 10 and above.

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.

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