Colonial Christmas Resource Bundle
How did Australian pioneers celebrate Christmas?

Use the Colonial Christmas Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the traditions and celebrations of Australia's colonists.

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK107

This resource is delivered as a 15 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 800-word story entitled Oscar's Colonial Christmas targeted at readers in Years 4 to 6.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about colonial Australian traditions.

✓ Sensing a Colonial Christmas Worksheet asks students what a colonial Christmas looked like, sounded like and smelt like.

✓ Outback House Bush Christmas Video Response Worksheet

✓ Colonial Christmas Image Analysis Worksheet (+ images)

✓ Christmas Then & Now Comparison Worksheet

✓ A Bush Christmas poem by C.J. Dennis

Purchase Issue 06 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag:
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Created: Dec 23, 2016

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

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