Australian Explorers Unit Introduction Activity Pack and Unit Overview


Get your Australian Explorers unit off to a great start and engage your students in the stories of Australia’s early adventurers!


Starting a new topic well is essential. You need to hook your students’ attention and inspire them to want more from the new topic. Sometimes this can be a challenge and kill the fun before it begins.

This Australian Explorers Unit Introduction pack has been designed to help you get your teaching unit off to a great start, engage your students and pique their interest in the stories, characters and legacy of Australia’s early adventurers.

Aussie Star Resources are all about making life easier for Australian Upper Primary teachers so you can relax in the knowledge that our Australian Explorers Introduction pack has been designed to align with the National Curriculum and the Year 5 Achievement Standards. Everything you need is in this pdf, just print and go.

There are five activities in this pack that are ready to set your class on their learning expedition.

  • What Is An Explorer? Flipbook
  • Australian Explorers Mapping Activity
  • 16 ‘What If’ Discussion Prompt Cards
  • Navigating My Learning Expedition
  • Three Topic Spelling Lists

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Australian Curriculum Content: 

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.


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Additional information


Year 5

Resource Type

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK, Project, Unit of work, Worksheets


HASS, History

Number of pages


Are Answers Included?

Yes. Where Applicable


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