Present & Past Family Life / Past in the Present

History

Syllabus Outcomes HT1-1 | HT1-2 | HT1-3 | HT1-4

Walking Grade

$20.00

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

Take a step back in time at the Sydney Tramway Museum and learn why Sydney’s Trams were such an important part of everyday life for over 80 years! A unique attraction located in the Sutherland Shire, a trip to the Sydney Tramway Museum is an adventure you and your students will never forget. With the guidance of our experienced Ranger staff and Sydney Tramway Volunteers, students will participate in three amazing, interactive activities. Firstly, students will go on a real-life tram ride! Yes, that’s right, not only will your students be able to SEE a tram, but they will get to RIDE one! Are you ready for this blast from the past? Students will experience an amazing 4km tram ride all the way through the Royal National Park and into Sutherland Station as they travel back in time and experience the past in the present. In the Guided Museum Tour activity, students will have the opportunity to grab a photo behind the controls or take a seat on board, all the while viewing and learning about a wide range of historical equipment and memorabilia. Lastly, in the Creative Art’s activity, students will channel their creative side as they sketch different tram models and explore the ways in which technology has changed over time and the effect this has had on people’s lives. This truly interactive and amazing excursion will allow students to observe the characteristics of the past and present, understand the different approaches to studying historical artefacts and recounting history and examine the effect of changing technology on our everyday lives.

*Disclaimer that these programs can only be run on WEDNESDAYS*

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

HT1-1 communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms
HT1-2 identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time
HT1-3 describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time
HT1-4 demonstrates 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 family life changed or remained the same over time?
  • How can we show that the present is different from or similar to the past?
  • How do we describe the sequence of time?
  • What aspects of the past can you see today & what do they tell us?
  • What remains of the past are important to the local community? Why?
  • How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?

Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time(ACHHK028)

Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications(ACHHK030)

How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating time such as ‘a long time ago’, ‘then and now’, ‘now and then’, ‘old and new’, ‘tomorrow’, as well as by dates and changes that may have personal significance, such as birthdays, celebrations and seasons(ACHHK029)

The impact of changing technology on people’s lives(ACHHK046)

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 groups of approx. x30 students and allocated a Ranger guide for each walk.
Tram Ride through the Royal National Park Students are guided through this activity for approx. 40 minutes with a private Ranger guide and Sydney Tramway volunteer included.
Museum Tour Students are guided through this activity for approx. 40 minutes with a private Ranger guide and Sydney Tramway volunteer included.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Creative Arts Activityk Students are guided through this activity for approx. 40 minutes with a private Ranger guide included.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

INTRODUCTION
The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.

ACTIVITY 1

Tram Ride through the Royal National Park
Jump on board and get your ticket from the conductor as you shoot along 4km’s of track towards Sutherland and the Royal National Park. In this activity students experience two tram rides, including one into the Royal National Park and another into Sutherland. Students ride on a real-life tram and will experience travel in a modern tram as well as an earlier model tram. This truly interactive and amazing experience will be the highlight of student’s day and will be an experience they will not forget.

ACTIVITY 2

Museum Tour
In this activity, students participate in a guided tour of the Sydney Tramway Museum. Here students will explore the museums amazing and unique collection of trams, trains and buses, looking at and comparing modes of transport from the 1880’s to the present. Students will have the opportunity to climb aboard a range of different trams, sit behind the controls like a real-life conductor and view the oldest operating electric tram in Australia. They will even visit a prison tram where they will hear the story of a famous bank robbery. In this experience, students will learn how the introduction of trams in the 1880s changed people’s lives, how people travelled in Sydney before cars and explore how transport has changed over time.

ACTIVITY 3

Creative Arts Activity
In this activity students explore the museums old heritage tram stations and participate in a creative arts sketching activity where they explore the changes in transport and technology over time. In this activity, students are tasked with sketching both an older and newer model of a tram and exploring the changes and advancements in technology between the two. These sketches are a memento of student’s day and are a fantastic souvenir that students can take them home with them at the end of the day.

Locations

South Sydney

View the Google Map below for marked location.

$20.00

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.

Title Address Description
Sydney Tramway Museum
Rawson Ave & Pitt St, Sutherland NSW 2232, Australia