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This site gives a biography of Arthur Phillip. It includes his major achievements and important places related to his life. It also includes a picture of Captain Arthur Phillip.
Teachers could use this resource as a source of information to refer to when introducing students to Arthur Phillip. They may use the information within to create worksheets for students to complete in a ‘getting to know Arthur Phillip’ lesson.
Another, more interactive idea is to use the information within to create a comic strip of his life as a class activity. This would allow teachers to incorporate English curriculum and creative arts into the lesson. A task such as this could be completed over several days or weeks as individual projects or could be attempted in one sitting by giving pairs or groups of students different periods of Arthur Phillip’s life to chronicle. This activity gives students the chance to explore in depth a certain area and become an ‘expert’ then when the separate sections are brought together the students will get the chance to teach the rest of the class what they know about Arthur Phillip. The class may subsequently be led in a discussion in order to create connections between what each group discovered in their research and come to a deeper understanding of the subject matter.