Trace the route taken across the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth and research the fascinating Dreamtime story of the Three Sisters
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor:
★ ACHASSK110 – The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony.
★ ACHASSI 096 - Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions.
★ ACHASSI 097 - Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines.
Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth were the first European settlers to cross the Blue Mountains in NSW in the search for farming land and more space for the New South Wales Colony to Expand. While on their journey they travelled to Katoomba and may have seen the spectacular Three Sisters.
This product features two activities. The first is a mapping activity to track the route taken by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. The second activity provides an opportunity for students to explore the two Aboriginal Dreamtime stories that explain how the Three Sisters were created, they will then be able to create a comic layout retelling the story.
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