One team made it, the other didn't. What was so different about the expeditions of these two courageous leaders? Use the Venn diagram to determine how one team succeeded when another failed so tragically.
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor:
★ ACHASSK110 – The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony.
John Stuart is one of Australia’s great explorers. He achieved what others thought impossible by crossing the continent from south to north and returning home. His objective was to find the best route for an overland telegraph which would connect Australia with the rest of the world ending decades of isolation. Similarly, Burke and Wills set off on their tragic expedition with the same goal in mind. Despite his success in completing a return journey across the continent, Stuart was given little respect, recognition or support by the South Australian Government after his return despite the devastating impact his journey had on his health. In contrast, Burke and Wills, despite being unsuccessful in their attempt, were treated as heroes by the Victorian Government and given a state funeral and a place in Australia’s history as brave explorers who made the ultimate sacrifice. This resource uses a Venn diagram and prepared statements to allow students to compare and discuss the experiences of Stuart and Burke and Wills and is a great activity to generate discussion and debate about the treatment of each party.
This fun and engaging activity allows students to read a passage about the Overland Telegraph and complete a cloze activity to show their understanding – first though they will need to translate the words from Morse Code!
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Australian Curriculum * HASS * Australian History * Australian Explorers * John Stuart * John McDouall Stuart * Year 5 * ACHASSK110 * ACHASSI096 * ACHASSI097 * Explorer *Exploration * Geography * Overland Telegraph * Morse Code * Venn Diagram * Compare and Contrast
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