THE FIRST ‘AUSTRALIA DAY’ IN 1788

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    1.  KIDCYBER – tells you the story of the First Fleet’s journey to Australia

3.  FIRST AUSTRALIANS DOCUMENTARY

TODAY IN WRITING we are going to be writing about what happened on that day in 1788.  We will be exploring OTHER POINT OF VIEW writing where you write with the feelings and thoughts of a particular person in the story (not yourself).

This week you will be doing two pieces of writing.  Today you will be writing about what happened on that day in 1788 from the point of view of a First Australian on the shores watching the ships come in.  Describe what you saw. What did you think was happening? What did you do?  How did you feel?  What did you wonder about?

Tomorrow we will be writing from the point of view of a convict on board a ship. Explain what you saw around you as the ship sailed in.  What did you think about where you were?  How was it different from what you were used to?  Who did you see watching you there?  What were your feelings?  What did you wonder about?

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