Old Government House

Commanding Change and Social Advancement – Old Government House, Parramatta

nsw
Witness the past in the present and explore ideas of governing, economical and societal change in this Stage 3 education program at Old Government House.
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Colony, Country and Conflict

nsw
STAGE 3 pupils examine and contrast the differences in food, medicine and law and between colonial and Indigenous cultures.
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Plants, Pills and Potions

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STAGE 2 pupils grow crops and make plant-based colonial medicines in Surgeon John Harris’ garden.
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The Seed that Saved Sydney!

nsw
STAGE 1 pupils ‘travel back in time’ and plant corn on the same land where James Ruse farmed.
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McCrae Education Program

vic
Discover a unique experience at the McCrae Homestead by exploring the parallel experiences of the McCrae family and the Bunurong community in the 1840s. Accessed through Georgiana McCrae’s personal diaries, her son George McCrae’s diary accounts, family letters, sketches and paintings, the program shares what is anecdotally considered a mutually
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Colonisation and Change – Old Government House, Parramatta

nsw
Explore colonial life, sustainability and First Peoples cultural practices in this Stage 1 education program at Old Government House.
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Willunga Schoolroom

sa
Mr Bassett’s Schoolroom is a school learning program that has been developed to support teaching of Year 3 History in an authentic heritage setting. The program focuses on continuity and change in the Australian experience of school over 150 years.  It has been designed to enable teachers and students to reflect on how
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Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum

sa
Teachers can choose from eight different modules based on the National Curriculum: History for Reception – Year 2. Volunteer guides lead groups through activities including wash day, old school room experience, agriculture, blacksmith Shop, local area development, family life, Post Office/Hotel and games. Three modules can be presented per museum visit. A self-guided walking tour of local
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Gawler Museum

sa
Two school programs are offered at the Gawler Museum in the ‘Old Telegraph Office’.  One is tuned to the Year 5 History curriculum. It’s hands on and includes Gawler’s local history of migration, discovery of mystery objects, MP3 guided trail through the museum, and the technology of daily  living, entertainment and communication. The second is aligned to Years 2 and
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Townsville Heritage Centre

qld
The nineteenth century villa residence ‘Currajong’, a worker’s dwelling dating from 1884 and a 1921 farmhouse are the three buildings that form the Townsville Heritage Centre. The Education Kit for the Centre, available here for teachers, covers several topics relevant to the school curriculum. Teachers are invited to download these
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Royal Bull’s Head Inn – Year 5

qld
Through the context of the Royal Bull's Head Inn, Drayton, and some of the personalities connected with it, students will learn about what life was like for different groups of people in the colonial period.
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Royal Bull’s Head Inn – Year 2

qld
Through the context of the Royal Bull's Head Inn, Drayton and some of the personalities connected with it, students will explore, recognise and appreciate the history of their local area by examining the remains of the past and considering why they should be preserved.
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Life in the Country – Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

nsw
Students interpret and document the site using photographs and drawings, their own observations, maps, plans and primary sources.
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Hou Wang Temple and Atherton Chinatown – Year 1

qld
Using the stories of family life at Atherton Chinatown in the early years of last century, students will learn about the similarities and differences in family life by comparing the present with the past.
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Grandchester Railway Station – Year 5

qld
Through the context of the Grandchester Railway Station, students will learn what life was like for different groups of people in the colonial period.
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Governing and Caring for Country – Old Government House, Parramatta

nsw
Explore colonial life and consider the lives of convicts, governors and First Nations Australians in this Stage 2 education program at Old Government House.
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Franklin House

tas
A school excursion at Franklin House on the outskirts of Launceston is something special for all school age children!
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Exploring History – Cooma Cottage

nsw
This program will allow students to develop historical inquiry skills.
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Como House Education Programs

vic
Como House is an important Melbourne icon and a wonderful introduction to the past lives of a Melbourne family in the 1890s.
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