Several convict related lesson plans and activity guides have been developed by the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Cascades Female Factory. Lesson plans include links to the Australian curriculum. They also have available additional classroom resources, and resource lists to assist students with further studies.
Resources are available online:
Cascades Female Factory http://femalefactory.org.au/education/classroom-resources/
Port Arthur Historic Site http://portarthur.org.au/education/
We have a list of books on convicts and Tasmanian history here...