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The title of first European to reach North America belongs more correctly to the Viking Leif Erikson, than to Christopher Columbus. The son of Erik the Red who settled Greenland, Leif Erikson led several expeditions along the coast of Labrador and
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Social Studies - History, World History
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The Spanish landed on the mainland of North America in 1527 to explore Florida. The expedition ran out of food and boats were wrecked in bad weather. As the men tried to make it back to Spanish territories in Mexico overland, they faced various
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
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The Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, more than 1000 years ago. The Vikings established settlements and traded with indigenous people in North America for about 400 years, finally abandoning the continent less than 100 years
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Social Studies - History, European History, Geography
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
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Amerigo Vespucci is best known to us as the inspiration of the name for the continents of “America”. He is less known as an explorer of South America in the early 16th century and as the first European to conclude that the ‘new lands’ of the
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
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4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
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Ferdinand Magellan is often regarded as having undertaken the first recorded circumnavigation of the Earth, but did he really? This resource examines the life of Magellan and assesses his contribution to European exploration in the 16th century, as
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Social Studies - History, Geography
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4th, Homeschool
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This resource examines the life and achievements of Matthew Flinders and is designed to complement the Year 4 and 5 Australian History and Geography curricula.
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Social Studies - History, Geography
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5th, Homeschool
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Walter Raleigh was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England. She gave him a charter to explore and colonise on her behalf, but was reluctant for him to go in person. Raleigh therefore sponsored expeditions to sail in his name. One of these led to
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
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5th
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Hernando de Soto was part of the Spanish administration in the Caribbean, being made Governor of Cuba in 1536. In 1539 he handed over his position as governor to his wife and explored the North American mainland, becoming the first European to cross
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This resource examines Abel Tasman’s life and voyages of exploration, providing context for an understanding of the European settlement of Australia (and New Zealand).
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Social Studies - History, Geography
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6th, Homeschool
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Alexander the Great is a well-recognised historical figure, who is known for many achievements. In this resource a brief overview of his life introduces the idea that he is the first recorded European to explore Asia, and thus can be regarded as an
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Social Studies - History, European History, Geography
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6th, Homeschool
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Matched to both the Science and Geography curricula, this resource examines the concept of a Life Cycle. Examples are given for Humans, Birds (an African Ostrich), Animal (South American Jaguar) and Plant (Oak Tree). Using both text and images to
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Biology, Geography, General Science
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3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
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Christopher Columbus is usually given the credit for being the first European explorer to ‘discover’ the Americas in 1492. This resource examines that claim through looking at his actual achievements and the reasons and results of his voyages. Not
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This resource examines the life and role of Francisco Pizarro, who is famous for his defeat of the Inca in Peru in the 16th century. The actions of Pizarro were controversial at the time and reveal many aspects of the context of European actions in
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Social Studies - History, Native Americans, World History
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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An understanding of systems of government and the franchise in Australia is best gained through examining the development of democracy since the colonial period. In this resource we examine democracy in Australia, from Aboriginal custom and law to
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Elections - Voting, Government, Australian History
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4th, 5th, 6th
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Resource on the Origins of Domestic Animals.
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Environment, Social Studies - History, Geography
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
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This resource examines the life of James Cook and his contribution to the process which led to European settlement around the world, including Australia.
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Social Studies - History, Geography
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5th, Homeschool
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A cooperative educational (card) activity: Imagine you are a Neolithic farmer living in one of the first small villages in the world about 10,000 years ago and farming some of the first crops and animals. Overall things are pretty good; good
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Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Economics
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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An activity using a torch and tennis ball to investigate how day and night occurs and then building on to understanding Seasons, Equinoxes and Solstices and Phases of the Moon.
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Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
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The Ancient Sailing Ships Activity is designed to combine Science and History, while exploring Renaissance sailing ships. It addresses the following topics in Science: Forces and Motion for Year 4; Solids, Liquids and Gases for Year 5; Properties
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Social Studies - History, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
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Victor of the British defeat of the Spanish Armada and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England, Francis Drake is often cast on the role of a hero. This resource examines Drake’s lives and his many roles – hero or pirate, explorer of North America
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Claire wanted to be an archaeologist since the age of six, and did exactly that! With a PhD in Archaeology and particular interest in spatial analysis, GIS, and archaeological data-mining, including fuzzy logic and neural networks, she has lived her dream in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Claire leads the development of OpenSTEM's Integrated History/Geography (HASS) Primary Program "Understanding Our World", and the Archaeology Textbook and Ancient History resources.

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