Convict & Colonial Cruelty Mega Resource Bundle
In 1787 the first convicts to be transported to Australia left their home in England. Who were they? What did they do? What were conditions like? What happened when they arrived?

Use the Convict Australia MEGA Resource Bundle to help your students answer these questions and engage them in a wider study of the First Fleet, the founding of Australia and its colonial past.

Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK085, ACHASSK107

This resource is delivered as a 22 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!

✓ Comprehensive and entertaining 1400-word article entitled Colonial Cruelty: Convict Crime & Punishment targeted at readers in Grades 4 and 5.

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

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

✓ KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about the Convict Australia to assist in finding questions for inquiry.

✓ Hall of Shame: Convict Record Worksheet

✓ Trades of the First Fleet Convicts Worksheet

✓ Reformed Convict Worksheet

✓ Colonial Australia Growing Word List

✓ Development of the Colonies Timeline Cut & Paste Activity

✓ Understanding Colonial Migration Teacher Background Information

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Created: Dec 23, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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