Using the site of explorer Hamilton Hume’s property in Yass, this education program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop practical historical inquiry skills including hands-on artifact research activities.
Years 7-10 History
Using primary sources, students will make observations, interpret evidence and draw conclusions on a number of different topics that range across life in early colonial rural Australia.
The program also includes an exploration of the issue of heritage and the need to conserve places of significance for future generations.
- EXPLORE the nature of historical investigation using artifact analysis and primary sources.
- COMPARE life in rural, colonial Australia with life today.
- EXAMINE colonial building design, construction methods and materials to interpret life in early 19th century Australia.
- ASSESS the need for conserving our national heritage.
- DEVELOP an interest and enthusiasm for the process of historical inquiry.
Number of Students – 45 max
Duration – 2 hours
Cost – $5 per student
Bookings – (02) 6884 9984