Australian Curriculum Content Descriptor:
ACHASSK110 – The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony
Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and map the vast coastline of Australia. He led a short but interesting life, and this resource is a great introduction to Matthew Flinders and his exploration of Australia.
This Matthew Flinders Tools of Exploration Vocabulary activity is a great complement to your unit on Flinders. It provides a challenging task requiring students to use their research skills to locate and define the purpose of various navigation tools used by Flinders and other sailors such as Captain Cook! This task could be completed in class or for homework. Everything you need is in this file including answers to make it easy to mark.
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.