This product has been created for students to work collaboratively to research the many convicts transported to Australia for their crimes in industrial England. The web site attached allows students to locate the names of convicts, their crimes, punishment, transportation ship name and their life in the new colony.
It allows students to build their vocabulary of convict crimes, their empathy for such harsh punishments and the contribution of convicts to modern Australia.
My students loved this activity! It caused further research on their own behalf.