Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get students thinking/writing! l LOVE this idea! - perfect to use with Strip Designer or Comic Touch!

Tip of the Week – Thought Bubbles on Photos

So many famous paintings to do this with and then use as a writing prompt.Great tool to teach inference! Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get kiddos thinking/writing!

Mankind The Story of All of Us — Age of Exploration Infographic — History.com

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.

Creating a comic strip (we used Comic Life but could be done with pencil and paper) to summarize non-fiction text.

Creating a comic strip (Comic Life but could be done with pencil and paper) to summarize non-fiction text.

A timeline showing the progression of convict colonisation in Australia.

Australian Convicts Timeline - though missing from this descriptor is the endemic class conflict that came with the severe oppression of convicts.

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.

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.

First Fleet Ship Art Lesson from Artventure by Artventure. Perfect for use in schools due to its links to the Australian National Curriculum.

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

Booktopia has Tom Appleby Convict Boy by Jackie French. Buy a discounted Paperback of Tom Appleby Convict Boy online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

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

FREE SAMPLE UNIT - A-Z of Convicts of Van Diemen’s Land Author: Simon Banard Themes: Convicts, Transportation, British colonisation and settlement Years:  Australian Curriculum: English Years 4 and 5; History Years 4 and 5; Geography Year 4 (NSW Stage 2 and Stage 3) Codes: AC – Australian Curriculum: English. History   EN – NSW English syllabus for AC   HT – NSW History Unit writer: Amanda Worlley

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Simon Barnard - Book Week 2015 Shortlisted

I love this collage style of notebooking page about Australian history

Make Your Own Notebook Pages

I love this collage style of notebooking page about Australian history - lots of ideas for creative notebooking

A Hulk (prison ship)

The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom?  Try historical journals!  A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing…

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