Australian Explorers – Charles Sturt Biography Comprehension Activity


Get to know Charles Sturt and his amazing adventures with this foldable comprehension 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

Charles Sturt is a major figure in Australia’s exploration. He was the first European person to navigate and explore the Murray River. He led a number of expeditions into the interior of Australia in search of an inland sea. He also had a significant impact on the development and politics of South Australia.

This activity is a simple, yet effective, way to introduce your students to Charles Sturt and learn about his early life and beginnings as one of Australia’s most famous explorers. Everything you need is in this file. An answer key is included to make marking a breeze!

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If you’re looking for a complete mini-unit on Charles Sturt you’ll love our Charles Sturt Bundle which has 4 fantastic activities all about Charles Sturt and his adventures.

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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