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The Explorations of Captain James Cook PowerPoint

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14 pages (PowerPoint)|Suitable for Grade: 4

A 14 slide editable PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching students about the explorations of Captain James Cook.

Use this PowerPoint presentation when learning about Captain James Cook’s Endeavour voyage to Australia, his contact with the Aboriginal people and his false claim of a Terra Nullius.

This PowerPoint presentation covers the following topics:

  • Who was James Cook
  • The Endeavour’s first voyage
  • First contact with the Aboriginal people of Australia
  • Terra Nullius.

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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  • Clarified information regarding 'Terra Australis Incognita'.

    Change by Kristian Mar 31st, 2019

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