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The MEGA Convict Australia Resource Bundle
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Get the 'MEGA Convict Australia Resource Bundle' from HistoriCool, the coolest mag in history! Engage kids in Australia's convict past with an entertaining article to read together and stacks of coinciding activities and worksheets!

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In 1787 the first convicts to be transported to Australia left their home in England. Who were they? What did they do? What were conditions like? What happened when they arrived?

Use the Convict Australia MEGA Resource Bundle to help your students answer these questions and engage them in a wider study of the founding of Australia and its colonial past.

This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!

Comprehensive and entertaining 1400-word article entitled Colonial Cruelty: Convict Crime & Punishment targeted at readers in Grades 4 and 5.

Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.

Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

KW Chart template to find out what students know, and what they would like to know about the Convict Australia to assist in finding questions for inquiry.

Hall of Shame: Convict Record Worksheet

Trades of the First Fleet Convicts Worksheet

Reformed Convict Worksheet

Colonial Australia Growing Word List

Development of the Colonies Timeline Cut & Paste Activity

Understanding Colonial Migration Teacher Background Information

Teacher Answer Key


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The article used in this resource bundle was first published in HistoriCool Magazine Issue 17 October/November 2015. If you haven't already heard of HistoriCool Magazine (i.e. the coolest mag in history!) jump over to to check it out!

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Founded in 2013, HistoriCool Magazine is in the business of creating history-makers! Each and every issue of HistoriCool aims to inspire, engage and entertain 8-14 year-old readers with stories from the past while building core skills and confidence so that they may one day make history themselves.

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