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Units – Stage 3 Early White Settlement

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6  

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Resources
Guided reading

  • In Days Gone By – Reading Rigby Australian History, Levels 4 – 10
  • Titles:
    • By Horse and Buggy
    • Our First Town
    • A Road For Everyone
    • The Wreck of the Quetta
    • Smithy
    • Saddlebags to Satellites
    • Eureka Stockade
  • Concepts: change, development, technology, growth, time span, explorers
  • Focus: people, places, events, transport, communication
  • Questions:
    • What happened?
    • When did it take place?
    • Who was involved?
    • Why was it important?
    • What effect does it have on people today?
  • Activities:
    • Read aloud books on:
      • famous Australians -
      • historical fiction -
      • biography -
      • past eras -
    • Research – Use the above and other texts
    • Build timelines
    • Trace history of Australia through Australian literature
      • The Devil Stone. H Francis
      • A Swag of Stories. L Garfield
      • The Green Wind. L Gleeson
      • Enora and the black crane. A Meeks
      • Playing Beatie Bow. Ruth Park
      • Dick Roughsey books
      • A Saddle at Bontharambo. H Samuel
      • Lillypilly Hill. E Spence
      • Midnite. Randolph Stow
      • Storm Boy. C Thiele
      • My Place. N Wheatley
Shared Reading

  • Ashton Scholastic History of Australia, Clark, Hooper & Ferrier: Bound for Botany Bay p. 24-26
  • Australia and New Zealand Enclyclopedia – First Fleet
  • The Story of Australia, H. Blanche: The Voyage Out of the First Australian Settlers p.17-24
  • School Magazine V N The Convict Boys of Old Sydney, Beverley Earnshaw
  • History of Australia, Clark, Hooper & Ferrier: Finding the Fourth Side p. 18-23
  • James Cook 1770-1970 (Untitled booklet)
Comprehension

  • Story of Australia V 1 Discovery, Tim Cattell
  • Skillbuilders Reading Comprehension Level B. Aylward.
    • Captain Cook’s journal p. 40
    • A painful fall (Midnite) p.56
    • Boy in a storm (Storm Boy) p. 58
  • Explorers of Australia, S & R Coupe
    • The Unknown South Land
    • Portuguese and Spanish Explorers
    • Early Dutch and English Explorers
    • The Wreck of the Batavia
    • Abel Tasman
    • James Cook
  • Kangaroo Creek Gang Present From the Past
    • Video and activities booklet
      • Captain James Cook
      • Navigation
      • The Birthday Present
      • Building the Endeavour Replica
      • Not So Fresh
      • Word Sleuth
  • Comprehension Checkpoints, Book 3, Norman & Fletcher
    • James Cook p. 8
  • The First Fleet and Early Sydney, Leyden Resource Book
  • Skillbuilders Reading Comprehension Level C. Aylward
    • Our continent p. 28
    • Australia’s flag p. 62
Close

  • Close in on Themes Book 1, H Fletcher p. 1-6
    • Dirk Hartog
    • Abel Tasman
    • William Dampier
    • James Cook,
    • The discovery of Australia
    • Word Search
  • Close in on Themes Book 1, H Fletcher p. 7-17
    • The beginning
    • The First Fleet
    • The First Settlement
    • Problems of the first settlement
    • Convicts: Transported to Australia
    • Convicts: Set to work
    • First Fleet Wordsearch
Research

  • Communities, David Mahony, Indigenous Australians p 44-55
  • Communities, David Mahony, Settler Communities p 56-76
  • Australian History John & Anna Tilbrook (BLM Macmillan Resource Library)
  • Our Great Land Leanne Roles & Lynn Lockett (Australian history BLM)
  • Aboard Endeavour: Cook’s Voyage 1768-1771, Bruce Stannard
  • Map History of Australia, Wynd & Wood
  • Heritage Maths Richard & Hilaire Lyon
Word Lists
Music

  • Australian History in Song: Bound For Botany Bay. Edwards & Baker
  • Djipana
  • Farewell to Old England Forever
  • Bound For Botany Bay
Poetry

  • Wild Colonial Boy
Videos

  • Kangaroo Creek Gang Present From the Past Video and activities booklet
Excursions

  • Old Sydney Town
  • The Rocks
  • NSW Art Gallery
Computers

  • Explorers database
  • Notorious Ned
  • First Fleet database
  • Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego,
  • Kids Pix
  • Clarisworks


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