Top Australia Day resources

Tes Resources Team

Map with Australian Flag marking Sydney, top Australia Day resources

Celebrate Australia's diverse society and landscape with these lessons and activity ideas

Observed on 26 January every year, Australia Day officially marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of convict ships from Britain in 1788 and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. These days, it's an opportunity to celebrate the country's diverse history, as well as welcoming new citizens into the community.

Here, we've collected a few of teachers' favourite Australia Day resources you could use with your students.

Australian Animals Reading Comprehension
HollyRachel

Australian Animals Reading Comprehension

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Develop your pupils' comprehension skills with this reading comprehension pack. Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five Australian animals. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop pupil comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also include...
NarrativeWriting-AustralianTheme-PerfectforHomeLearning
KnowntoWork

NarrativeWriting-AustralianTheme-PerfectforHomeLearning

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6 Focus Areas (22 ready to print activities) to help children practise skills for Narrative Writing. All based on topics about Australia. All are printable, include instructions and have answers where applicable. Use for whole class, group work, partner or individual work. Perfect for a Writing C...
AUSTRALIA DAY
Laurane Rae

AUSTRALIA DAY

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Australia Day QR Code Hunt will take your students on a hunt for interesting facts on why and how Australia Day is celebrated in Australia. Your students will have fun as they document their learning on Recording Sheets and design poster templates after finding answers to key questions during the QR...