HistoryYears 3 - 4First ContactsStories of the First FleetStories of the First Fleet

Life in the New Colony

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An introduction to the struggles and difficulties the first European settlers faced on arrival in the new colony. Students read and add to the final instalment in the comic strip series. They put themselves in the place of an early colonist through a rations analysis activity and research the daily life of a convict. After viewing the video Sydney Minutes, students consider the success or failure of the early colony from multiple perspectives, and to envisage how the Sydney of today relates to the first years of colonisation.

Focus Question

What was life like in the new colony for the First Fleeters?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI077, ACHASSI078, ACHASSI079, ACHASSK085, ACHASSI080

NSW Syllabus

HT2-4, HT2-5

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHK080, VCHHC068, VCHHC069, VCHHC070

Subject

History

Years

3 - 4

Topic

First Contacts

Unit

Stories of the First Fleet

Lesson Name

Life in the New Colony

Lesson Time

90 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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