Native/Settler Communication Resource Bundle
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:
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Created: Dec 23, 2016

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

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