Convicts of the First Fleet

Convicts of the First Fleet


Who were the convicts aboard the First Fleet? This classroom poster and related activities will help your students answer just that!

Use the Convicts of the First Fleet Poster & Resource Bundle to engage your students in a wider study of Australia's colonial past or Australia Day.

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK085

This resource is delivered as a 11 page PDF in A4 size, and the classroom poster is delivered in A2 size, but it can be resized for printing.

So, what's included?

✓ An A2 classroom poster details the lives and crimes of five real convicts aboard the First Fleet in a fun cartoon style (check it out in the preview!)

✓ Background information about the First Fleet to be read in conjunction with the classroom poster.

✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

✓ Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text?

✓ First Fleet Sensory Worksheet to encourage creative thinking about the journey of a convict sailing to Australia.

✓ Hall of Shame Template for students to record information about a convict that they will research using

✓ The lyrics for Bound for Botany Bay - A Convict Ballad, a tune sung by convicts, for a good ol' class sing-a-long!

✓ A list of other teaching ideas for utilising the Convicts of the First Fleet poster in your classroom.

Purchase Issue 03 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.

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