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.
John Stuart is one of Australia’s great explorers. He achieved what others thought impossible by crossing the continent from south to north. His objective was to find the best route for an overland telegraph which would connect Australia with the rest of the world ending decades of isolation.
The construction and connection of the Overland Telegraph is one of Australia’s major historical events and a major milestone. Australia was finally connected with the rest of the world, ending decades of isolation.
This fun and engaging activity allows students to read a passage about the Overland Telegraph and complete a cloze activity to show their understanding – first though they will need to translate the words from Morse Code!
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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.