The First Fleet and the British Colonisation of Australia Unit Plan

Teach Starter Publishing
7 x lessons | Suitable for years: 4

This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to the stories of the First Fleet; including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, their experiences following arrival and the impact colonisation had on Indigenous Australians.

It consists of 6 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and may require additional lessons.

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  • Gabrielle Hambleton
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    When I try to open the overview for 'The First Fleet and the British Colonisation of Australia Unit Plan', it opens in MS Word, which is fine. However, the document is just a blank page - nothing on it at all.

    • Felicity van't Wel
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      I'm sorry, Gabrielle. There does seem to be a glitch with the overview not downloading properly. Our engineers are working on it right now and are hoping to have it fixed very soon.

  • Joshua Saleeby
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    This is brilliant. The person who made this resources have sources where they got their information?

    • Melissa Teach Starter
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      Hi Zoe & Joshua, All units and lesson plans are written by teachers with extensive classroom experience. The information provided is researched and verified across a range of reference materials in the public domain and then submitted to internal checks. That is not to say that our process is infallible. Curriculums change, information is updated, and pedagogies move forward. Teach Starter strongly encourages our members to let us know when they feel there is something amiss with a resource. They can do so via the ‘Report an Error’ tab that can be found below a resource’s description. Hope this helps.

    • Zoe Shaw
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      Hi I would also love to know out of curiosity!

    • Joshua Saleeby
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      Bummer, what kind of fact checking process is in place at TeachStarter to ensure to stated content is correct?

      • Trish (Teach Starter)
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        Thanks for showing an interest in our processes, Joshua! All units and lesson plans are written by teachers with extensive classroom experience. The information provided is researched and verified across a range of reference materials in the public domain and then submitted to internal checks. Of course, that is not to say that our process is infallible. Curriculums change, information is updated, and pedagogies move forward. We strongly encourage our members to let us know when they feel there is something amiss with a resource. They can do so via the ‘Report an Error’ tab that can be found below a resource’s description (or just above the comments section here). I hope that helps! If you have further questions, feel free to email [email protected] or start a conversation using the chat box below.

    • Trish (Teach Starter)
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      I'm so glad you like this resource, Joshua! I am afraid that the teacher in charge of this resource is no longer with Teach Starter, and we do not have access to the references she used when creating this unit.

  • Kristy Telford
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    Report an error: Hi. I am trying to download the lesson plans for the unit and when I attempt to do so, the lesson sections are all grouped together, making the text difficult to read. If this could be amended, that would be great.

    • Kristian
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      Hi Kristy, Thanks for reporting on this issue. We are currently in the process of updating all of our lesson plans, unit plans and adding a few extra bits and pieces to improve our resources. As soon as these changes have been implemented, you will receive a notification and you will be able to download the new and improved lesson and unit plans. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.