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Secondary schools

Secondary schools

Stage 4 to HSC

Our secondary 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.

Stage 4 and 5 programs cover History, Geography and English and are linked to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. For HSC students we have resources to assist them to develop their research skills and gain valuable advice, resources and inspiration.

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Learning activity
Stage 4
English
Students respond to written and visual collection items to explore the use of interesting and effective language and visual features. Students will then use a painting from the collection as the inspiration for their own descriptive writing.
Learning activity
Stage 5
English
The most successful writers edit their work to create a perfect finished product. Through the study of original manuscripts from the collection, students will understand the writing and editing process.  
Learning activity
Man walking in protest group holding a placard
Stage 5
History
Students engage with the online exhibition, Eight Days in Kamay, to investigate the 1970 Day of Mourning protests held in response to the 200th anniversary of the Endeavour's landing in Kamay (Botany Bay).
Learning activity
Stage 5
History
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.
Learning activity
Stage 5
History
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, reveals about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and freedoms..
Learning activity
Stage 5
History
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.
Onsite excursion
Stage 4
Stage 5
Creative Arts
English
Geography
History

Explore Australia's oldest Library.

Onsite excursion
Stage 4
Stage 5
Creative Arts
English

Students use the original artworks of a published illustrator and the original manuscript of a well-known children's author.

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Bus subsidy program: The Library offers K-12 school students from DET schools in the Greater Sydney region, access to FREE bus travel to visit the Library 

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