Australia Day Lesson for Kids: History & Facts


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Originally, the land of Australia was used as a _____ colony to send convicts from Britain.

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1. Who was the British captain in charge of establishing the penal colony in Australia?

2. In what year did Australia Day become an official holiday?

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The quiz and worksheet can help you see what you know about Australia Day. The history behind this day and what Australia was used as are topics you will see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Go through these materials to see how much you know about:

  • Where fireworks displays and ceremonies are held at
  • Group of people who originally lived in Australia
  • How Australia was originally used
  • The British captain in charge of establishing the penal colony in Australia

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about the year when Australia Day became an official holiday
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about the history of Australia
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on Australia Day

Additional Learning

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  • Determine why Australia Day was made
  • Review modern celebrations on this day
  • Look at the relationship between the British and Australia