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William Dampier & the Discovery of Australia Resource Bundle
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Get the 'William Dampier & the Discovery of Australia Resource Bundle' from HistoriCool, the coolest mag in history! Engage kids in the story of the pirate who discovered Australia through an entertaining article, comprehension quiz, sensory worksheet, postcard template and more!

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Did a pirate discover Australia? This is the question we aim to have your class answer with this HistoriCool resource bundle!

Use the William Dampier & the Discovery of Australia Resource Bundle to engage your students in a wider study of Australia's discovery and the age of European exploration.

This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

700-word engaging and entertaining article entitled William Dampier: The Pirate Who Found Australia targeted at 10-12 year-old readers.

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).

Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text?

Buccaneer Sensory Worksheet to encourage creative thinking about life on a 17th century pirate ship.

William Dampier Postcard Template for imaginative writing.

Pirate Jokes - because who doesn't like pirate jokes, me hearties?

A list of other teaching ideas for utilising William Dampier: The Pirate Who Found Australiain your classroom.


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The article used in this resource bundle was first published in HistoriCool Magazine Issue 03 June/July 2013. If you haven't already heard of HistoriCool Magazine (i.e. the coolest mag in history!) jump on 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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