Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop

Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
Australian Colonial Women - Mary MacKillop
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Mary MacKillop’s dedication to helping the poor through charity and education played an important role in the development of colonial Australia. Her determination and commitment to others was the catalyst for her journey to becoming Australia’s first saint. In this resource, Mary MacKillop visits Miss Townsend’s class to share her story.

Miss Townsend isn’t your average teacher. She ensures her students are totally engaged in her lessons by transporting famous Australians to her classroom for the students to interview and learn from. Mary MacKillop is one of these special visitors and your students will be as engaged as Miss Townsend’s by her story. 

The five activities included in this pack are:
Mary MacKillop’s visit with Miss Townsend’s class – Text
Comprehension Flip Book
Adjective foldable activity
Vocabulary Vessel
Mary’s timeline of compassion foldable activity
Bonus: Mary MacKillop  Mini-unit title page

Australian Curriculum Links
This lesson and its activities have been created to help you meet the Australian Curriculum achievement standard outcome for Year 5 requiring that students “The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples)”(ACARA 2017) Content descriptor ACHASSK107 requires that students investigate colonial life to discover what it was like for inhabitants including the lives of children and small communities. Mary’s story is a great way for students to explore and discuss this topic.

An answer key is included to make marking a breeze!

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  1.   Australia has a history of brave and determined women. These four Australian colonial women made a significant contribution to the development of colonial Australia through their commitment and service to others. Your students will enjoy hearing about their stories during their visit to Miss Towns
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