The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They Poster :: Teacher Resources and Classroom Games
Who were the very first convicts to be shipped to Australia? This resource provides a basic overview of the convicts in the First Fleet and where they came from. This resource is created to support the Year 4 History Curriculum. It can be used in conjunction with the following worksheet: http://teachthisworksheet.com/static_worksheets/index/1456
Introducing Australian History
Over the past few years, we have learnt about Australian history through different events, such as Anzac Day, as it has provoked questions and stirred an interest. Knowing that my son loves stories, I introduced him to history through different picture books and from there, other hands-on learning activities have evolved. When I first looked at history, I thought about using the illustrated history books Our Sunburnt Country by Arthur Baillie and Our Australian Story by Janette Cassey…
about Captain James Cook's Life and those associated with him
An international society investigating many aspects of Captain James Cook's Life and those associated with him. With over 400 members from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.
Captain James Cook, 1728-1779, was an explorer and navigator and captain in the Royal Navy, whose skills in mapping and discoveries of faraway lands changed geography in the 18th Century. He is the first known European to have landed in the Hawaiian Islands and on the east coast of Australia, and the first to circumnavigate (sail right around) New Zealand. Cook was an excellent surveyor and cartographer (someone who draws maps) and it was these skills which won him a place on his first…