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Australian Colonies – Australia as a Nation

History

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

Transport Methods

$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 Australian Colonies - Australia as a Nation

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, Sydney. On this exciting, hands-on and even gruesome excursion, your students will experience life as a convict for a day in the authentic setting where colonial Australia began. Beginning with breathtaking views of Circular Quay, students will be in costume and in character as they actively participate in this unforgettable interactive learning experience. Students will learn about the lives of real people in 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 in post-1800 colonial settlements. Jam packed with extensive history, fun facts, games and even ghost stories, this memorable excursion delivers a fresh new way to deliver Australia’s history which will have your students eagerly interacting, participating and excitedly hanging off every word!

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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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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 own Ranger Jamie buses and 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

  • 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

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 45 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 45 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 20 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 20 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 10 minutes)

Activities

  • Students will enjoy an interactive introduction presentation about famous Explorers and their journey to Australia.
  • Dress ups of a Migrant, Soldier, Captain Arthur Philip and Convicts
  • Two guided walking tours of the Rocks focusing on migrants, settlers and convicts (Ghost stories optional)
  • Colonisation now vs then creative arts activity
  • Australian Colonies Olympics: Students will compete in teams to win The Ranger Jamie Olympics designed to reinforce information taught directly taken from the NESA syllabus.

Locations

Sydney City CBD

  • The Rocks – TOP PICK

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 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.

Title Address Description
The Rocks
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia