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Early Explorers PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint, PDF | 25 pages | Years: 4

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

Use this PowerPoint presentation when learning about early explorers up to the late eighteenth century and when investigating contact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people before 1788.

This PowerPoint presentation covers the following topics:

  • Why people explored
  • Terra Australis Incognita
  • Early exploration of the Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and the Dutch.

This PowerPoint presentation includes:

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


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  • Victoria (Teach Starter)

    Hi Leah, Thank you for your comment and bringing this to our attention. We have removed the word 'discovered' and re-phrased Slide 5 to indicate that Christopher Columbus 'stumbled upon' the Americas. We hope you find this resource useful in the classroom when teaching about the Early Explorers. Kind regards, Victoria.

  • Leah Wagner

    Slide 5 needs rewording. Christopher Columbus did not discover 'the Americas'.