Onboard the First Fleet Resource Bundle
252 days at sea, 778 convicts, a million stories!

Use the Onboard the First Fleet Resource Bundle to engage your students in the stories and experiences of convicts during their transportation to Australia.

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK085

This resource is delivered as a 12 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 article using actual journal entries from the doctor of the Lady Penrhyn, Arthur Bowes Smith, entitled Onboard the Lady Penrhyn.

✓ 3-2-1 Question Guide.

✓ First Fleet Glossary Snap encourages students to build their vocabulary by playing games!

✓ Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts worksheet.

✓ Map the First Fleet's Voyage activity encourages directional and mapping skills.

✓ First Fleet storyboard template.

✓ Arthur Bowes Smith Diary Entry template.

Purchase Issue 25 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
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Created: Feb 2, 2017

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

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