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Convict History Interactive Notebook

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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48 pages
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Learning Objective

Students will make a Convict File that contains information about the Convict History in Australia.


Convict File Interactive Notebook - Convict History was the beginning of white history here in Australia. It was a dangerous and a hard life in the new colony. Learn about the challenges and make an interactive note book.

Year 5 Curriculum - The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants…and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)

This pack contains

• Instructions on how to put the file together, including photos

• Alphabet Key – two sizes. This will help to understand the vocabulary you need

• Word Wall – to use a brainstorm to display vocabulary needed for the file

• Journal of a Convict – template provided, refer to the photos provided for students to make their own

• Convict records and what do they tell us?

• Timeline – with answers

• Maps for Captain Cook’s Fleet and the First Fleet

• Acrostic Poem – to be completed using emotive language so that there is empathy for convict conditions

• Part One Gaol Cell and Clothing - see photos

• Part Two - Food and Clothing - see photos

• Interactive Notebook for Penal Colonies and Federation

• Interactive Notebook for ‘Life after Gaol’

• Venn Diagram - Convict Life and Free Settler

• Comparing and contrasting – climate, resources and landscapes

• Tracking sheet

Please read the description and download the preview before purchasing. The preview clearly shows you what is included in this pack.


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Total Pages
48 pages
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