Inquiry Tune in Week 1 – Australian History

This term you will be inquiring into Australia’s history. Today we will look at some major events and historical pieces of information that have shaped Australia. In the coming weeks you will inquire into a specific event that affected our country.

FIRST AUSTRALIANS

Explain what you know/think about Australia prior to the first fleet.

http://pals.daa.wa.gov.au/en/resources/before-european-settlement/

Describe two things that you have learnt about Australia prior to the first fleet.

Put your thinking into a synthesising wheel.

FIRST FLEET

Explain what you know/think about the First Fleet.

Describe at least two things that you have learnt about the First Fleet.

Put your thinking into a synthesising wheel.

CONVICTS AND CONTINUED TRANSPORTATION TO AUSTRALIA

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/convicts-and-the-british-colonies

FEDERATION

Explain what you know/think about federation.

Describe at two things that you have learnt about federation.

Put your thinking into a synthesising wheel.

SYNTHESISING WHEEL LINK

http://www.festisite.com/text-layout/

4 thoughts on “Inquiry Tune in Week 1 – Australian History

  1. 65 million years ago indigenous people came to Australia. They came to the continent by Island hopping. Australian Aboriginal people mainly ate kangaroo meat, meat food when the British came the indigenous people migrated people out of Sydney to the hot central region

  2. Before researching, I think that there were 11 ships in the first fleet. I also think that convicts traveled on some of the ships. While I was researching, I learned that 30 people did not survive the trip from England to Australia. I found out that in the first fleet, there were 6 convict transportation ships, 3 store ships which carried the police force and 2 armed ships. I also found out that there was an average 700 people on each ship. After researching, I know that there must have been LOTS of convicts back then because there were lots of ship with lots of convicts on them.

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