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Seeking Shakespeare

Excursion Summary

Duration: 
2 hours

on demand

Discover one of the greatest writers of all time. Visit the State Library and uncover the little known, unexplored treasures in our extensive collection.

In this 2 hour program students will:

  • explore the exquisite Shakespeare room, built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the poet’s death
  • view rare objects and works from the Shakespeare collection including
  • enjoy a drama workshop based on As You Like It
  • video their performance and take it back to school.

Curriculum Outcomes

Stage 3 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – English - an enrichment activity

EN3-2A composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts

EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts

 

Stage 4 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – English

EN4-1A responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN4-2A effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies

EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

 

Stage 5 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – English

EN5-1A responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

EN5-2A effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $180 for groups up to 15 and $300 for groups of 16 – 30.

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Email learning.library@sl.nsw.gov.au, phone (02) 9273 1778 or fill out our Bookings Enquiry form.

Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.