How did Australia's Indigenous inhabitants communicate with the Europeans who arrived on their land? And did the interactions go smoothly?
Use the Native/Settler Communication Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of first contacts.
Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK086
This resource is delivered as a 16 page PDF in A4 size.
So, what's included?
✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!
✓ Engaging 700-word story entitled Turtle Trouble: More than One Side to a Story targeted at readers in Years 3 to 6, which looks at an ill-fated interaction between Captain Cook's Endeavour crew and the Guugu Yimitthir people of Northern Queensland from both angles.
✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.
✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.
✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article.
✓ First Contacts Timeline cut-and-past activity.
✓ Thinking About Perspective activity, which uses Edward de Bono's 6 Thinking Hats applied to a story of the first interaction between a convict boy on the First Fleet and an Indigenous boy.
✓ Indigenous Message Stick Activity (instructions and template)
Purchase Issue 11 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.