With different stories to tell, the Butlers and Blackboards program looks at changes in the community, education and family life and is discovery-based and student-focused.

Education program NSW

With different stories to tell, the Butlers and Blackboards program looks at changes in the community, education and family life and is discovery-based and student-focused.

Years 1 & 2 Humanities and Social Sciences

Grossmann House includes different histories that are closely linked to the development of the merchant class in regional NSW,  the growth of public education for children and the evolution of domestic technology from the mid- 1800s to the early 20th Century. With different stories to tell this program looks at changes in the community, education and family life and is discovery based and student focused.

Students:

  • Analyse objects and images to jointly construct the stories of the house.
  • Make connections between the house and the history of Maitland.
  • Observe changes to life from the mid-1800s to the present.

This program provides students with the opportunity for social learning through group work and role play and to use observation skills as well as visual and text literacy skills to make meaning from a variety of sources.

Booking Information:
Number of Students – 45 max (ratio 1:10)
Duration – 90 minutes
Cost – $5 per student
Bookings – (02) 4933 6452

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Resources

Teachers Kit

Grossmann House education programme Stage 1 - Past in the Present.

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