Australian Explorers – Burke and Wills Expedition Mapping Activity


Track the journey of Burke and Wills across the continent.


Explore along with Burke and Wills expedition mapping activity!

Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor: 

★ ACHASSK110 – The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony

★ ACHASSI096 – Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

★ ACHASSI097 – Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines

Burke and Wills are important figures in Australia’s exploration and students love to learn about their difficult journey that ended in tragedy.

This activity is great fun, allowing students to track Burke and Wills trek across Australia. This is an ideal task to do in pairs or could be enlarged on to A3 paper to create a project or display item for your classroom. It can also be incorporated into your maths program. Everything you need is in this file.

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Australia has an exciting history when it comes to exploration and this resource forms part of our Exploring Australia’s Explorers range which has been designed to provide you with all you need to teach the explorers while addressing the curriculum content for both knowledge and skills.

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Year 5

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