About the Program
Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of life on the goldfields as you explore the challenges and opportunities faced by miners on the goldfields in the 1850s. Using the extensive Holtermann UNESCO-listed goldfields photographs for inspiration, your students will analyse primary sources and dress up in period costume to create and star in a short film.
In this 2-hour program your students will:
- analyse primary source material
- write the script for a short film
- dress in a period costume
- make a short movie using an iPad
- see original collection items relating to Australian history.
Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion
The duty of care resides with the teacher in charge of the excursion.
- It is recommended that all school bags are left on the bus or at school if possible. Bags are not permitted in the reading rooms or in the exhibition galleries. Students should avoid bringing valuables to the Library. The Library accepts no responsibility for lost property.
- Please be considerate of all Library visitors and keep noise to a minimum in public areas.
- Photography is permitted in some areas of the Library. Please check with staff and be mindful not to capture images of members of the public.
- Please walk and do not run in the Library.
- Students are required to use the stairs and not the lifts. Please use the handrails when moving up and down the stairs. Disabled access is available.
- Students must stay under the direct supervision of their teacher and/or supervising adult at all times.
- Eating and drinking are prohibited in the Library, and we encourage school groups to use nearby outdoor spaces such as the Domain or the Royal Botanic Gardens. In the case of bad weather, Learning Services staff will coordinate appropriate spaces for school groups to use.
- Please bring a pencil as pens are not permitted in the exhibition galleries.
- 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
- HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society
- HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication
- EN3-1A Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
- EN3-2A Composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts
- EN3-3A Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies