Australian History


Term 1 2016

Grade 3/4

First Fleet - Behind the News - YouTube
The First Fleet
1.When is Australia Day?
2.Complete the following sentence: The day marks the anniversary of...
3.Describe life in Britain in the 1700s.
4.Why were prisoners transported to the colonies?
5.What sorts of crimes were committed by people who were transported?
6.How many ships transported convicts in the First Fleet?
7.What do you think life would have been like on board the ships in the First Fleet?
8.New ___ was the name given to mainland Australia in ------- .
9.Who was the commander chosen to lead the colony?
  1. 10. Name three facts you learnt watching the BtN First Fleet story.

European Settlers & Convicts
(a)Life in Britain
Discuss reasons for First Fleet journey, including an examination of the wide range of crimes punishable by transportation and looking at the groups who were transported.
Focus question.
Why did the Europeans settle in Australia ?
-A brief description of the early history of Australia and how it came to be today.
-Australian history timeline
Life in 18th Century Britain What was life like in England 300 years ago?
Crime and Punishment How were criminals punished in England in the 1700s?
A flood of Prisoners How was the problem of England’s overflowing prisons addressed?

Online resources for further investigations <Convicts to Australia>
<Convict Records>
<Convict Facts>
Australian Capital Territory
<Canberra History Web>
New South Wales
<Indexes to Convict records> online/indexes-to-convict-records
<Convict records> topics/convicts

=|| Life in AustraliaPre-European communities – tribes, land use, hunting and gathering, lifestyles, beliefs.
First Contact (Roxanne) Exploring early contact history between Aboriginals and British and the impact that colonisation had on the lives of Aboriginal people.