This People of the First Fleet Biographies Unit features fun and engaging learning strategies for teaching students about the First Fleet.
This resource features 32 biographies of the people, including a range of masters (captains, crew and convicts, from the First Fleet. To make the biographies more student friendly modern terms have been used for some items that previously went by different names, this includes the spelling of jail rather than gaol.
- Ideas for use (1 pages)
- Biography Summary Template (1 page)
- 32 Biographies- 2 per page (16 pages)
Australian Curriculum Alignment:
- Year 4 Aspect: History: ACHASSK085
Please note that conflicting information exists regarding people who sailed on the first fleet. In the case of conflicting information I choose the more common or more interesting. No liberties were taken when writing the biographies.
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