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August 30, 2019
by leesclassroom
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Today’s Integrated Lesson

Today we are going to use a database to explore the convicts who sailed on the first fleet. 

With a partner, brainstorm questions some questions that you would like to find out about the First Fleet.

Eg. ‘Who was the youngest First Fleet convict?’ or ‘How many First Fleet convicts were women?’

Students explore the First Fleet database. Ask students to perform ‘Simple Searches’ based on name or gender. Share
any notable findings. Try to find the answer to some of their questions.

Ask: What does this database tell us about the ‘typical’ convict of the First Fleet?

Students revisit their sketch of a ‘typical’ convict. Discuss this in the light of their findings from the database.

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