By Guile, Melanie
Shortlisted: 2010 APA Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing - Primary Library Book Click here for a presentation on Stories from Australia's History A The story of modern Australia starts on 26 January 1788, when Captain Arthur Phillip arrived from England with the conv...ict ships of the First Fleet. The settlers took the land from the Indigenous peoples and made their home in the new country. This marked the beginning of Australia as we know it today. Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet is a pivotal story in Australia's history. This book brings this intriguing story alive with a highly visual presentation that will engage students. Graphic-style re-enactments are employed alongside conventional presentation to convey details that text alone cannot convey, and to show different viewpoints simultaneously It is part of a fascinating series for middle-upper primary that tells the stories of some momentous times in our history. The approach promotes critical thinking and analysis with an emphasis on causes and effects, key personalities, and the long-term outcomes for Australian society. Key features a variety of text types eg profiles, viewpoints and debates, historical quotations, letters, newspaper articles quotations. timelines, maps, annotated photographs and illustrations text-boxes provide short snippets of information for clarity Contents: Stories from Australia's history Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet The big picture Key people Bound for Botany Bay (Graphic pages) Viewpoints The struggle to survive (Graphic pages) What happened next? The effects of the First Fleet What do you think? Find out more Glossary IndexRead more
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