Australian Colonies / Australia as a Nation Virtual Excursion

History

Syllabus Outcomes HT3-1 | HT3-2 | HT3-3 | HT3-4

This program is filmed onsite at The Rocks, Sydney CBD and is offered virtually to all schools.

$175.00

1x Unlimited group size per session – while we do not place a limit on group sizes per session, for more intimate sessions, we recommend smaller group sizes such as class groups.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. 

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About

Walk in the footsteps and learn the tales of real colonial settlers as your students dive deep into the secret laneways, buildings and historical sites of The Rocks in an intimate virtual excursion with our amazing Rangers! Through the power of technology, students will be transported from their schools, bedrooms and living rooms to the streets The Rocks in Sydney’s CBD as they embark on an exciting and exclusive virtual adventure. Led by our experienced Rangers, students will put themselves in the shoes of the European explorers who first set foot on Australia’s shores and discover why these explorers travelled such great distances. Students will learn about the lives of real people from Australia’s colonial past, discover how Australian society changed throughout the twentieth century and examine the everyday life of a variety of men and women who lived in post-1800 colonial settlements. Jam packed with extensive history, fun facts and games this memorable excursion delivers a fresh new way to understand and interpret Australia’s history which will have your students eagerly learning, participating and excitedly hanging off every word! This experience is sure to deepen students’ understanding and empathy for the struggles, challenges and triumphs that have made Sydney the great city it is today.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
HT3-4 explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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Time Frame

60min Virtual Excursion - Anytime of your choice

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

Syllabus Content Focus

Key Inquiry Questions:

  • What do we know about the lives of people in Australia’s colonial past and how do we know?
  • How did an Australian colony develop over time and why?
  • How did colonial settlement change the environment?
  • What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Australian colonies?
  • Why and how did Australia become a nation?
  • How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?
  • Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?
  • What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?

Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHHK093)
Students:

  • discuss why the British government set up colonies in Australia after 1800

The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of inhabitants and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)
Students:

  • outline settlement patterns in the nineteenth century and the factors which influenced them
  • discuss the impact of settlement on local Aboriginal peoples and the environment
  • discuss the diverse relationships between Aboriginal peoples and the British
  • investigate the everyday life of a variety of men and women in post-1800 colonial settlements using a range of sources and explain their different experiences

The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (ACHHK096)
Students:

  • identify the European and Asian countries from which people migrated to Australia during the nineteenth century and reasons for their migration
  • investigate the experiences of a particular migrant group and the contributions they made to society

Activities

Students, Teachers and Rangers will all join the Zoom session at the allocated time.

  • The virtual excursion kicks off with a meet and greet with one of our enthusiastic Ranger Jamie guides reporting LIVE from The Rocks, Sydney CBD. This is followed by an exciting introductory presentation to showcase the local area!
  • Live teacher + student interaction with Ranger Jamie.
  • Fully guided tour through The Rocks in Sydney’s CBD overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. While on our history excursions, students will have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning as they are taken through secret laneways, buildings and historical sites.

$175.00

1x unlimited group size per session – while we do not place a limit on group sizes per session, for more intimate sessions, we recommend smaller group sizes such as class groups.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government.

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Special Note

Teachers will be required to moderate the zoom. We recommend that Teachers open a live chat for students to interact with our Rangers by typing comments, reactions and questions. The teacher can then pass on any student questions to the Ranger for them to answer!

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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.