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Convicts of the First Fleet Poster & Resource Bundle
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Get the 'Convicts of the First Fleet: Poster & Resource Bundle' from HistoriCool, the coolest mag in history! Engage kids in Australia's convict past with our A2 printable poster, entertaining article and coinciding activities including a comprehension quiz, sensory worksheet, Hall of Shame template and more!

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Who were the convicts aboard the First Fleet? This poster and related activities will help your kids answer just that!

Use the Convicts of the First Fleet Poster & Resource Bundle to engage your children in a wider study of Australia's colonial past or Australia Day.

This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size, and the classroom poster is delivered in A2 size, but it can be resized for printing.

So, what's included?

An A2 poster details the lives and crimes of five real convicts aboard the First Fleet in a fun cartoon style 

Background information about the First Fleet to be read in conjunction with the classroom poster.

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?

First Fleet Sensory Worksheet to encourage creative thinking about the journey of a convict sailing to Australia.

Hall of Shame Template for students to record information about a convict that they will research using

The lyrics for Bound for Botany Bay - A Convict Ballad, a tune sung by convicts, for a good ol' class sing-a-long!

A list of other teaching ideas for utilising the Convicts of the First Fleet poster in 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 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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