Community and Remembrance – The Rocks
This program focuses on the ‘Community and Remembrance’ History content and supports learning across the curriculum in Sustainability Education. The program also addresses the First Contacts outcomes.
Students will visit The Rocks to see how the community has changed over time and learn about the lives of four children from different time periods. Through story telling, games and site visits, students will learn about the traditional Gadigal Aboriginal people, convicts, former residents of Sussanah Place (now a museum), and children from the modern era. Students will investigate the everyday lives of the children to investigate what has changed and what has remained the same. The Sustainability cross curriculum priority is addressed through an investigation of the ways each child interacted with their environment.
The program will allow students to:
- develop knowledge and understanding about people and cultures from different times and places with a focus on childhood experiences
- develop an understanding of the establishment of the NSW colony
- encourage literacy skills in talking and listening.
- understand peoples impact on the environment, and how they use it, has changed over time.
- develop an understanding of the inter-connections between people, cultures, societies and environments
- interact with components of the environment using sensory awareness techniques
Summary of Learning Sites, Activities and Student Outcomes