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.

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.

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 models. The could write some things about the first fleet on each ships sails too.

First fleet boat! Convict journal entries as sails!!

First fleet boat! Convict journal entries as sails! Stories of the first fleet. A great way for students to apply their knowledge and create diary entries and present them.

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation

First Fleet graphic organiser - events leading to Australian Colonisation …

Last term we finished a Lap Book Study on the Australian First Fleet With a twist....... We used the book by Meredith Hooper THE JOURNAL OF WATKIN STENCH It is an awesome tool to teach about the Fi...

How the Rats Came to Australia

Last term we finished a Lap Book Study on the Australian First Fleet With a twist....... We used the book by Meredith Hooper THE JOURNAL OF WATKIN STENCH It is an awesome tool to teach about the Fi...

How the Rats Came to Australia

The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They Poster - Printable Picture Theme Flash Cards / Classroom Displays, Teacher Resources :: Teacher Resources and Classroom Games :: Teach This

The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They Poster - Printable Picture Theme Flash Cards / Classroom Displays, Teacher Resources :: Teacher Resources and Classroom Games :: Teach This

Museum of Sydney. Visitors looking at the first fleet ships. This is a long display of models of the first fleet ships behind a graphic.

Museum of Sydney. Visitors looking at the first fleet ships. This is a long display of models of the first fleet ships behind a graphic.

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