History for Kids
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This history article, ‘A Tale of Ned’s Head’ features Ned Kelly, a famous Australian criminal bushranger, and the theories surrounding the disappearance of his head after he was hanged in 1880. It provides factual information about the life of Ned Kelly, as well as a fun online game. It has a glossary of unfamiliar words …More

Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: Aboriginal Star Gazing’, provides information about the history of Australian Aboriginal star gazing. It tells an Aboriginal myth about how the Moon first appeared in the sky.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Accidentally on Purpose’ features the misconceptions of early explorers and the accidental ‘rediscovery’ of Australia. It provides factual information about early exploration, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Celebrating National Days
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This worksheet, ‘Asking Questions about Australian Colonisation’ prompts students to create questions using one word from the left column and one word from the top row that can help in discussing and researching the arrival of the First Fleet. This great resource assists students in creating progressively more complex, higher-order questions to prompt critical thinking. …More

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This worksheet, ‘Australian Colonisation’ asks students to use a storyboard to visually represent the relationship between sequential events. This resource is particularly useful in prompting exploration of Australian history and requires students to explain the sequence of events using pictures clues provided. Alternatively the students may be given the narration of events without pictures and …More

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This worksheet, ‘Australian Colonisation’ provides students with a scaffold to logically sequence the major events following Captain James Cook’s claim on Australia in 1770. This resource logically segments students’ writing using prompts such as, first, then and finally to demonstrate the importance of chronologically sequencing historical events. The simple structure and can be used in …More

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This worksheet, ‘Australian Colonisation’ assists students to graphically organise sequence of the causes and effects of the arrival of Europeans in Australia. It can be used as a comprehension activity or as a prompt for discussion. This is a great resource to encourage the use of higher-order and critical thinking skills.

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This worksheet, ‘Australian Colonisation’ provides a structured diagram that helps students identify the who, what, when, where, why and how of the arrival of Europeans in Australia. It is a great visual graphic that can be used as a comprehension activity and to generate meaningful class discussion.

Charles Sturt
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This article, ‘Charles Sturt: Australian Explorer’, provides information about Australian explorer Charles Sturt. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Australia
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This article, ‘All About Australia: Australian Explorers’, provides information about the discovery of Australia. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of Australian history and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Indigenous Australian Art
No. of pages: 4

This article, ‘Australian Rock Art’, describes the ancient Aboriginal rock art that is on display in a region of Western Australia called the Kimberley. It provides factual information about this artwork and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

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This worksheet, ‘Cause and Effects of Australian Colonisation’ combines brainstorming and mind mapping skills to build an understanding of the relationship between the cause and effect of the arrival of the Europeans in Australia and the Celebration of Australia Day. It helps students to visualise all possible connections instead of simply focusing on the obvious …More

Written Language
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This written language activity, ‘Dreaming Symbols’ supports language development by encouraging students to build and reinforce recognition of common Aboriginal Dreaming symbols. It asks students to discuss the symbols and to put them into context through the reading or telling of stories.

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This written language activity, ‘Dreaming Symbols’ supports students to build and reinforce recognition of common Aboriginal Dreaming symbols. It asks students to match each symbol to a picture of what it represents and invites further discussion about how the symbols can mean different things in different tribes.

Australian Animals
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This article, ‘All About Australian Animals: Dreamtime Stories’, describes Aboriginal Australians’ relationship with animals. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of Australian Aboriginal culture and includes colourful and engaging images.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Great Escapes: Beaconsfield Miners’ Escape’ features the survival story of two Australian gold miners who were trapped underground for 14 days. It provides factual information about the miners’ amazing escape, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Great Escapes: Gallipoli Escape’ features the clever invention of the drip rifle, which enabled the Australian and New Zealand soldiers to fool their Turkish enemy and successfully evacuate from Gallipoli. It provides factual information about the escape from Gallipoli, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and …More

Animal Families
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This story, ‘All About Animal Families: How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch’, tells a legend of how the kangaroo got her pouch. It includes colourful and engaging photographs.

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This worksheet, ‘KWHL of Australian Colonisation’ prompts students to explore what they know about Australian Colonisation, what they want to learn, how they think they could learn about new ideas and what they have learnt following the learning tasks. This is a great, clearly formatted resource to encourage students to take responsibility for their own …More

Australia
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This article, ‘All About Australia: Our First People’, provides information about Australian Aboriginal people. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of Australian Aboriginal culture and history and features colourful and engaging photographs.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Saying Sorry’ features the famous ‘Sorry’ speech to the Stolen Generations of Australia that apologised for the removal of Australian Indigenous children from their families and communities. It provides factual information about the Stolen Generations, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed at broadening …More

Indigenous Australia
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This article, ‘Serpent Dreaming’, provides information about a snake that is featured in many Aboriginal creation stories. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of Aboriginal culture and history and includes colourful and engaging images.

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This worksheet, ‘The Effects of Australian Colonisation’ combines brainstorming and mind mapping skills to build an understanding of the effects of colonisation of Australia by the British. It helps students to visualise all possible connections instead of simply focusing on the obvious and develops essential critical thinking skills.

Exploring Australia
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This article, ‘Exploring Australia: The Endeavour’, provides information about the Endeavour shipwreck. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

Australia's Capital City
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This article, ‘The Green and Gold’ provides students with factual information about Australia’s national flower, the golden wattle. It describes the history of the golden wattle as Australia’s national emblem and explains how the colours of the golden wattle have come to represent our country through our national sporting colours. This is a great resource …More

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This worksheet, ‘Timeline of Australian Colonisation’ provides a vertical timeline with space for students to explore four key events using the dates provided. The timeline spans the period from 1770 to 1901 and includes key dates relating to the history of Australia. This resource allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the sequence of important …More

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