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Primary schools

Primary schools

Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

Our primary learning programs are designed to connect students and teachers to the extraordinary collections held by the State Library. They can be enjoyed onsite, online and across NSW.

All learning experiences are linked to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum and are designed to inspire curiosity, invite conversation and encourage creative responses.

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Blinky Bill sketch
Teacher Professional Learning
History
Students explore the factors leading to Federation and migration to Australia and how migrants have contributed to Australia’s economic and social development.
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View of Sydney Port Jackson, New South Wales, taken from the Rocks on the western side of the Cove. Painted circa 1803.
Teacher Professional Learning
History
Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony and learn about what life was like for different groups in the colonial period.
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Three passengers on board the ship, Strathnaver.
Teacher Professional Learning
History
Students explore the historical features and diversity of their community, and examine significant symbols, emblems, celebrations and commemorations.
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Painting of buildings, people walking down a road and a group of people sitting by a fire
Teacher Professional Learning
History
Beginning with the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Peoples, students examine European exploration and colonisation in Australia and the world to the early 1800s.
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Students and teacher at Gerocery school
Teacher Professional Learning
History
Students study of the history of their local area, examining the remains of the past and why they should be preserved.
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Teacher Professional Learning
History
Students learn about present and past family life, their differences and similarities. 
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History
Students learn about their own History and that of their family and how the past is different from the present. 
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History
A guide for teachers that has been developed to assist primary school teachers to master changes to the History K-10 Syllabus.

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