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

Here's an interesting way to teach history--with infographics! A previous pinner writes: "Life was pretty difficult for a sailor in the age of exploration, and every day was filled with hard work, and back breaking labour.

Australian Curriculum - great resource

Discovering History Lower Primary Teacher Resource for Foundation - Year Fantastic guide for teaching Australian Curriculum: History.

There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. This is a picture of the flagship Sirius, which carried Captain Aurthur Philip first govermor of NSW. It was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790 and its wreck was given National Heritage status in 2011.

The wreck of a First Fleet ship which once carried Governor Phillip has been given National Heritage status.

Australian Curriculum - great resource

Discovering History Middle Primary Teacher Resource for Years Fantastic guide for teaching Australian Curriculum: History.

YR4. First Contacts. Australia's First Peoples - Just Teach HQ Term Packs: Complete Resources for 1 complete Term for a Year/ Grade Level - including lesson plans, unit plan associated worksheets.

First Contacts. Australia's First Peoples - Just Teach HQ Term Packs: Complete Resources for 1 complete Term for a Year/ Grade Level - including lesson plans, unit plan associated worksheets.

Map of Cristopher Columbus' voyages...print on legal size paper.

On August the ships set sail. On October Columbus reached the Bahamas, an island group east of Florida. He thought he had reached the East Indies in Asia. Columbus therefore called the islanders Indians.

First fleet position in harbour

First Fleet @ anchor in Sydney Cove NSW Australia / The left headland is where the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is now situated, and the Sydney Opera House now sits on the right-hand headland.

Aboriginal Images - A Cultural Lesson for Years 3/4 - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Aboriginal Images ~ A Cultural Lesson Plan Years Summary of lesson plan: Students will analyse an Aboriginal Image. They will use their detective skills to work out what is happening

Same, but little bit diff'rent. Aboriginal education

Same, but little bit diff'rent

Giveaway: Win a copy of Same But Little Bit Diff’rent by Kylie Dunstan (closed)

Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories Unit of Lesson Plans - Year 3 and 4 - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Summary of Lesson Plans: This series of lesson plans will allow students to explore and analyse traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories. Upon completion

Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to

The Australian Curriculum v4.0 History: Guided tour

The Australian Curriculum History: Guided tour

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