Years 4, 5
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The History of Life Onboard

  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Humanites and Social Sciences
  • Literacy
  • Personal and Social Capability

The History of Life Onboard

The history of migration to South Australia and the realities of life onboard ship in the 1800s.

The History of Life Onboard



Year 4

AC9HS4K03 –  the experiences of individuals and groups, including military and civilian officials, and convicts involved in the establishment of the first British colony

AC9HS4S05 – draw conclusions based on analysis of information

AC9HS4S07 – present descriptions and explanations, using ideas from sources and relevant subject-specific terms

Year 5

AC9HS5K01 – the economic, political and social causes of the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800

AC9HS5S05 – develop evidence-based conclusions

AC9HS5S07  – present descriptions and explanations, drawing ideas, findings and viewpoints from sources, and using relevant terms and conventions

Life Onboard

The history of migration, the realities of life onboard and the maths and science of rationing, preserving and cooking aboard ship in the 1800s.

The Maths of Life Onboard

The Science of Life Onboard

Or continue your learning with these online education resources

Life Onboard Kahoot Quiz

Life Onboard Video

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