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A British Penal Colony PowerPoint

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25 pages (PDF, PowerPoint)|Suitable for Grade: 4

A 25 slide editable PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching students about the British colonisation of Australia.

Use this PowerPoint presentation when learning about the daily life of the people of the penal settlement, include the impact British colonisation had on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This PowerPoint presentation covers the following topics:

  • The arrival of the British
  • First contact with the local people
  • The life of a convict in Australia
  • Early struggles in the new colony
  • The expansion of the colony
  • The impact of British colonisation on Indigenous Australians.

This PowerPoint presentation includes:

  • informative slides
  • links to resources
  • whole class activities
  • independent tasks.
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  NSW Curriculum alignment

  • HT2-2

    Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

  • HT2-3

    Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects

  • HT2-4

    Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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