Schools and teachers

Students look closely at the ways in which the Europeans interacted with the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) during their eight day stay. The nature of this contact will be interrogated from both perspectives, as students are introduced to a range of aspects of the Gweagal people’s way of life. 

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Students research an artwork from the State Library collection and write text for an audio guide.

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School children looking at a TV screen

Step back in time as we recreate Captain Cook’s 1768 voyage on the Endeavour.

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A collection of learning programs for Stage 5, videos, readings from WWI diaries, stories and primary source material WWI including maps, letters, and diaries.

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Students work closely with graphic materials and newspaper articles from WWI, analysing what recruitment and conscription paraphernalia and news reports reveal about the values and attitudes of people at that time in history.

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Through analysis of the drafting of the Constitution of Australia students will consider what this process, and the final form the constitution took in 1901, reveal about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and freedoms. They will then assess the impact of the changes to the Constitution, brought about by the 1967 Referendum, on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and freedoms both in the short and long term.

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Using a range of primary sources, students investigate Aboriginal Australians’ rights and freedoms in first half of the twentieth century and the Freedom Ride that took place in NSW in February 1965.

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Four young adults sit on a stage seminar-style, one holding a microphone, in front of audience.

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