Stories are fun and a great way to learn about history and nobody does historical narratives better than History Explorers. This story pack contains a well researched, fun narrative as well as supporting activities and extra background information specific to the topic. Use this story pack when investigating the following key inquiry questions.
Key inquiry questions:
Who were the first English people to visit Australia?
Who was William Dampier?
Why did Captain Cook sail to Australia?
What did Captain Cook’s voyage of discovery entail?
The story pack contains the following:
Historical Narrative (16 pages)
The narrative can be used to introduce an inquiry or as an in-class research tool. It tells the story of early British encounters with Australia; how they came across it, what they found and what they thought of it. The narrative also includes a glossary.
Four supporting activity sheets
Pre-reading quiz (with answers)
Hard tack recipe
Further Background Information
This section contains five pages of other fun facts and interesting information which didn’t make it to the narrative but which was too good to leave out, including a detailed description of how to fother a boat. This process uses ‘poo’ and will be useful for your students to know should they ever be sailing aboard a large wooden boat near spiky coral reefs.
This story pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with a supporting Power Point. Therefore you will also need to download the Power Point of the same name..Barnstorming Brits (ppt). The story and the Power Point have been priced accordingly to allow you to download both.
This pack is introduced by Ned and Kelly. Ned and Kelly are History Explorers and together their names form the name of one of Australia's most famous bushrangers, Ned Kelly. Ned and Kelly love History and their stories make history fun. Join them on their explorations of all things Historical.
History Explorers by Catherine Gordon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.