Primary history- First Contacts
Teaching resources, ideas and links for the Stage 2 Australian curriculum topic "First Contacts". In this topic, students describe people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects, describe and explain effects of British colonisation in Australia and apply skills of historical inquiry and communication
Curated by Catherine Smyth
|Rescooped by Catherine Smyth from My Home, Your Home, Our Home: Interconnectedness of the Australian continent (Stage 2 Geography).|
|Rescooped by Catherine Smyth from CCS2.1 Changes to People and Places in Sydney region as a result of British colonisation|
This collection focuses on the European mapping and naming of the Australian continent during the 17th and 18th...
What did European explorers know about the world in 17th and 18th centuries? How did they know?
If you decide to visit somewhere you've never been before, how do you find your way? If you're in a car, the driver...
Why did people explore the world over 200 years ago? How did explorers navigate their way around the globe? DIscover how Captain James Cook found his way through the interactive resources on the splash website.
Stories of convict transportation to Australia, from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.
Teaching about convicts? Check out this wonderful range of online digital resources on the NSW State Library Pinterest board
Your lesson this week: Convict secrets of The Rocks precinct in Sydney. Your teacher is Associate Professor Grace Karskens from the University of New South Wales. Download the audio file Next week: Sp
In this audio recording, historian Grace Karskens talks about what life was like for convicts living in the Rocks.
Recently we celebrated Australia day on the 26th of January. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you ba...
This YouTube clip, produced by BTN, tells the story of children who came to Australia on the First Fleet in 1788.
Support materials with teaching ideas include the following key inquiry questions:
When is Australia Day?
Complete the following sentence: The day marks the anniversary of...
Describe life in Britain in the 1700s.
Why were prisoners transported to the colonies?
What sorts of crimes were committed by people who were transported?
How many ships transported convicts in the First Fleet?
What do you think life would have been like on board the ships in the First Fleet?
New _______________ was the name give to mainland Australia.
Who was the commander chosen to lead the colony?
Name three facts you learnt watching the BtN First Fleet story.
Who was Bennelong? This resource uses a range of primary and secondary sources to construct a historical narrative of this significant man. Woollarawarree Bennelong (c.1764-1813) is present in all of the early accounts of the Colony of NSW.
|Rescooped by Catherine Smyth from Changes to people and places in the Sydney region as a result of British Colonisation|
Evaluate and select curriculum resources for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective using 5 key criteria.
Teachers should consider:
2. Balanced nature of the presentation
3. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander participation
4. Accuracy and support
5. Exclusion of content of a secret or sacred nature.
|Rescooped by Catherine Smyth from The Establishment of a British Colony in Australia|
|Rescooped by Catherine Smyth from HSIE K-6 – Stage 3 – Change and Continuity - CCS3.1 - Significance of particular people, places, groups, actions and events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage.|
What was life like for the First Fleet? The historian Grace Karskens will share her research at a lecture in April. Great background information for primary teachers teaching the ACH First Contacts topic or the NSW BOS HSIE K-6 British Colonisation topic.