Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Australian History : Exploration 2

The First Europeans to Explore Australia

A. Read about Willem Janszoon and Louis Vaez de Torres

B. Read about Abel Tasman

C. Read about James Cook

D. Read about Arthur Phillip

Above picture: Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman

Exercise 1: Read the above stories about the European Explorers . Can you match the map below with the Explorer?

Exercise 2: Can you match this painting with the Explorer?

(Creative Commons reproduction, Wikipedia)


ACTIVITY : Let's Make a Time Line of European Explorers

1606 <-------------------------------------------------> 1788

Join three pieces of paper together (landscape). Copy the time line above (from 1606 to 1788).

Read the stories above.

On the time line you should mark :

Name of Explorer:
Ship name:
Part of Australia they explored:


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Australian History : Exploration

Contact - Aboriginal Art

Click the photo to read about this painting

What do you think is the right answer?

A. Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770

B. Aboriginal people discovered Australia, and have lived in Australia for more than 40 000 years

C. The first people to discover Australia arrived in the 1600s. They were Dutch explorers from the Netherlands.

Click here for the answers

Time in English

Can you say these ...?

the 1600s
the 19th century
40 000 years ago
20 AD
415 BC
the Middle Ages
the 21st Century
Prehistoric times


Click here for a map of South East Asia and Australasia.

Can you mark the countries on the map?

Can you draw the route Aboriginal people might have taken to get to Australia more than 40 000 years ago?