Make history happen in your own classroom and find out what school was like for Melbourne students during the 1880s.
Ring Ring Goes The Bell!
Students will encounter a real person from the past in their classroom and can compare the past with the present.
Mrs Marian “Australia” Sargood was a real character from the late 19th Century and lived at Rippon Lea mansion in Elsternwick.
She was a mother of ten children and managed a household of thirty five servants. She was the wife of Sir Frederick Sargood, Minister for Defence in the Colony of Victoria.
This program is ideal for for primary teachers wanting a special classroom experience or for Then & Now comparative history program for lower primary.
Mrs Sargood introduces key curriculum requirements for history and geography in Yrs 1 – 3:
- comparison of family & social life in the 19th Century through images of her children and home
- viewpoint of a character from the past
- 19th C viewpoint
- comparison of social behaviour through past approach to schooling
- copper plate pen and ink writing,
- thinking about images of 19th C homes,
- thinking about images of children
- 19th C approaches to education, manners and punishment
Mrs Sargood can visit your school and deliver up to 3 to 4 sessions per day in metropolitan Melbourne and suburbs depending on travel time.
Click on the Bookings link below to make an enquiry.