Commemorations, Celebrations & Remembrance Experience

History

Syllabus Outcomes HT2-1 | HT2-2 | HT2-5

Transport Walking Grade

$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 Commemorations, Celebrations & Remembrance Experience

Amidst the excitement and festivities of Chinese New Year, experience the bustling chaos of
Chinatown, the tranquil peace of a Chinese Garden, and the enticing smell of fresh
dumplings. This excursion has been custom built around the specific focus on the world’s largest celebration of ‘Chinese New Year’. This lively and colourful excursion will immerse your students in the diversity and wonder of Asian culture as they learn and discover the most important Asian event in Sydney’s cultural calendar. 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 build and construct their own Chinese dragon to bring good luck and fortune. On this jam-packed and fast-paced adventure, students will appreciate the diversity of culture and people in Australia and the world and investigate and identify global and national celebrations and commemorations through hands-on activities. They’ll explore the origins of these events and the cultures from which they originated and gain an appreciation for 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

HT2-1 identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world
HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
HT2-5 applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
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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 has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?

The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community(ACHHK062)
Students:

  • identify the various cultural groups that live and work in the local community

Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems(ACHHK063)
Students:

  • identify important Australian celebrations and commemorations and discuss their origins and significance in society

Celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan(ACHHK064)
Students:

  • identify global celebrations and commemorations, including those of the major world religions difference and diversity Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
  • describe the origin of these celebrations

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 partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students partake 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 Eastern 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: Chinese Dragon Art and Crafts
Students are split in two teams working together to design and construct their very own Chinese Dragon head. Students are given long 10m red capes and then perform infront of their peers a traditional dragon dance as seen in festive celebrations. Students throughout this activity will understand and learn the importance of this cultural belief and what it represents during Chinese New Year celebrations.

Locations

Sydney City CBD

  • China Town and Chinese Gardens of Friendship

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