A Diverse & Connected World

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE3-1 | GE3-2

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About A Diverse & Connected World

Experience the bustling chaos of Chinatown, the tranquil peace of a Chinese Garden, and the enticing smell of fresh dumplings. This lively and colourful excursion will immerse your students in the diversity and wonder of Asian culture as they learn and discover the history and importance of Australia’s connections with Asia. Students will observe water dragons among luscious bamboo forests, walk amidst colourful lanterns, discover their Chinese zodiac animals and learn Mandarin calligraphy writing before working in teams to consolidate their newfound knowledge to win the Ranger Jamie Olympics. On this jam-packed and fast-paced adventure, students will appreciate the diversity of culture and people in Australia and the world and investigate how places, people and cultures differ. They will explore and reflect upon similarities, differences and the importance of cross-cultural understanding as they wander the hidden laneways of Chinatown and the majestic Chinese gardens of friendship. It’s sure to be an authentic and exciting experience your students will never forget!

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE3-1 describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How do places, people and cultures differ across the world?
  • What are Australia’s global connections?
  • How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?

Diversity across Asia
Students:

  • identification of countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia
  • examination of economic, demographic and social differences between the countries of the Asia region eg employment, population, lifestyle

Global connections
Students:

  • investigate connections between Australia and other countries of the world, for example: (ACHGK034, ACHGK035)
    • description of connections Australia has with other countries eg trade, migration, tourism, aid
    • examination of a significant event and its local, regional and global effect on people and places eg sporting or cultural event

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

INTRODUCTION
The day kicks off with an exciting and engaging presentation with our Rangers, where we’ll dive deep into Asian culture and how it is represented in Chinatown and Sydney’s bustling Haymarket district.

ACTIVITY 1: Guided China Town Tour
Our Rangers will lead students on an exciting adventure through Chinatown where they will explore traditional Asian architecture and how it has influenced the design of Chinatown in Sydney. Students will then explore the importance of the colour red, what it represents during the world’s largest celebration and then students will visit a variety of shops and restaurants in the district, and learn about the importance of natural spaces in Asian cities.

ACTIVITY 2: Guided Chinese Garden of Friendship Tour
Our Rangers will lead students on an exciting adventure through the tranquil oasis of the Chinese Gardens of Friendship. Here students will feel the ultimate form of relaxation as they explore the peaceful gardens and meandering pathways constructed around traditional Eastern Asian architecture of pavilions and ponds. Using their birth year, students will discover the zodiac animal from Chinese astrology that matches their personality, and learn about the origins and legends behind the animal characters that make up the zodiac. They find out which important characteristics their birth year and animal embody, and learn how the Lunar New Year is celebrated.

ACTIVITY 3: Chinese Calligraphy
Students will be given markers and paper and learn to write their name in Chinese characters! They’ll learn about the importance of different symbols in Mandarin Chinese, and take home their very own souvenir in beautiful
calligraphy.

ACTIVITY 4: The Amazing Race Challenge
Students are split into teams working together to Race against each other. This highly competitive competition will have your students shouting, screaming and cheering with their peers as the teams discuss strategies and tactics on how to beat their competitors. Students discuss the answers and problem solve the questions based around what they learnt in the morning introduction presentation.

Locations

Sydney City CBD

  • China Town & Chinese Gardens of Friendship – TOP PICK

Western Sydney

  • Auburn Botanic Gardens

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Sydney City (CBD)

Western Sydney

Title Address Description
China Town
82-84 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Chinese Gardens of Friendship
Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia