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Library Adventure Tours

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Uncover the surprising stories and spaces of the Library in a carefully crafter adventure tour tailored for your students. This customisable tour is perfect for all class groups, including book clubs, G&T programs and more. We can tailor the program to suit your classroom topics and interests of your students, guaranteed to excite and surprise as we explore the building and share the history of the library and the collections.

In this 1 hour program your students will:

  • participate in an interactive adventure around the building
  • see original collection items
  • uncover the history of the Mitchell Library and the State Reference Library

 

Curriculum links

History:

  • HTe-2 Demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication

Geography:

  • GEe-1 Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people

English:

  • ENe-1A Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction
  • ENe-10C Thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, simple ideas and the basic features of texts when responding to and composing texts
  • ENe-11D responds to and composes simple texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences

Creative Arts: Visual Art:

  • VAES1.3 Recognises some of the qualities of different artworks and begins to realise that artists make artworks.
  • VAES1.4 Communicates their ideas about pictures and other kinds of artworks.

 

History:

  • HT1-2 Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time
  • HT1-4 Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

Geography:

  • GE1-1 Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

English:

  • EN1-1A Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations
  • EN1-10C Thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
  • EN1-11D Responds to and composes a range of texts about familiar aspects of the world and their own experiences

Creative Arts: Visual Arts:

  • VAS1.4 Begins to interpret the meaning of artworks, acknowledging the roles of artist and audience.

History:

  • HT2-2 Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
  • HT2-4 Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
  • HT2-5 Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

Geography:

  • GE2-1 Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
  • GE2-2 Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

English:

  • EN2-1A Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts
  • EN2-10C Thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts
  • EN2-11D Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own

Creative Arts: Visual Arts:

  • VAS2.4 Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques.

History:

  • HT3-1 Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
  • HT3-2 Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
  • HT3-3 Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
  • HT3-4 Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • HT3-5 Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

Geography:

  • GE3-1 Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
  • GE3-2 Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

English:

  • EN3-1A Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
  • EN3-7C Thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts
  • EN3-8D Identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts

Creative Arts: Visual Arts:

  • VAS3.4 Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks.

Booking Details

Cost

$6 per student

Availability

Monday - Friday during term time

Duration

1 hour

Minimum Supervision Ratio

Kindergarten – Year 2 - 1 adult per 5 students
Year 3 – Year 6 - 1 adult per 10 students
Secondary students - 1 adult per 20 students

 

Bookings are essential, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email learning.library@sl.nsw.gov.au or phone 9273 1778.

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.

Bus Subsidy

The State Library of NSW offers to provide K-12 school students from DET schools in the Greater Sydney region, access to FREE bus travel to visit the State Library of NSW to participate in our onsite learning programs.