Worksheets designed to support Queensland Year 8 English Curriculum Unit 1. The Unit explores 'The Rabbits' by John Marsden and has students view SBS documentary episode 1 of 'The First Australians'. These Worksheets and answers have been designed to support student through the first 15 minutes of the documentary 'The First Australians'. The answer sheet also includes time markers for the teacher to know where to locate the information in the movie. Questions guide students through viewing the documentary and provide many multiple choice options for students to mark off when they find the information. Helps to keep students focused on content without overloading them with work. Additional worksheet included assists students to start making comparisons between the arrival of the British to Australia and the introduction of Rabbits to Australia. Helps to develop understanding of what John Marsden & Shaun Tan are portraying in the picture book of 'The Rabbits'. This set of worksheets can also be supplemented by other activities that I have created of word searches and a crossword focusing on key words from John Marsden's book 'The Rabbits'. Worksheet also contains hyperlinks to a NSW fact sheet about Rabbits plus a hyperlink to the SBS documentary 'The First Australians'.
Even though work is designed to support year 8 English from the c2c curriculum work it would be valuable for any History, Studies of Society & Environment, SOSE, Australian studies lessons.
Search terms: Material could be used from year 5, year 6, year 7, year 8, year 9, year 10 or special education or home schooling students. First Fleet, Captain Arthur Phillips, Bennelong, Governor of Australia, British, Aboriginal, Aborigines, Warang, Pemulwuy, Windrodyne. PowerPoint Queen Australia