The Learn About Wool resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 4 students to discover why sheep were brought to Australia with the First Fleet and investigate the lives of the early wool pioneers.
The following curriculum-based resource package includes a variety of interactive resources, including a downloadable PDF factsheet and poster, websites and age-appropriate video clips.
Links with the Australian Curriculum
Students can investigate the following resources to help them discuss reasons for the First Fleet journey, including an examination of the wide range of crimes punishable by transportation, and looking at the groups who were transported.
Knowledge and understanding | History
Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival (ACHASSK085)