Australian Explorers– Burke and Wills Timeline Sorting Activity


Create a timeline of Burke and Wills disastrous expedition and how poor timing ended in tragedy.


Burke and Wills Timeline sorting activity

Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor: 
★ ACHASSK110 – The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony

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 sort events into chronological order. Gain a better understanding of the journey made by Burke and his team, as well as the mistakes and poor timing that caused them to perish.

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. Everything you need is in this file. Answers are included to make marking easy.

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

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Year 5

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