Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I
(TIE) engages and involves students’ in the drama and action of the scene,
creating an interest in the topic and a desire to learn more about the world
around them. With Moreton Bay EEC students are immersed in theatre at historic
places and, with help from our talented TIE-trained actors, are transported
back in time through participation in the performance.
authentic opportunities, collaboratively designed with our partners, offered
for Prep-Year 2, Year 3, 5, 7 and 10 students, achieve History and Social
Science (HASS) and History learning intentions linked to the Australian
Curriculum. Emphasis is on stimulating creative and critical thinking by
bringing wonder and awe to authentic places with rich, exciting history. Students
establish historical significance; use primary source evidence; identify
continuity and change; analyse cause and consequence; take historical
perspectives; and understand the ethical dimension of historical
locations include Fort Lytton National Park, St Helena Island National Park and
Newstead House. The following Moreton Bay EEC programs contain TIE components
with student learning and critical thinking paramount.
Heritage (Prep – Year 2 and Year 5) sees students transported back in time
to 1846 when the Leslie family resided at Newstead House. Students follow the
footsteps of the Leslie family to discover how lives of Colonial Queenslanders
are similar and different to their own in the present day.
History in a Box (year
3) explores the connection of Fort Lytton to local and world events, places,
people and the corresponding eras of history by actively interrogating the
physical site and historical sources.
6) traces journeys of migrants arriving in Queensland from the earliest
settlements in the 1800’s through to post World War II and importantly, today. Students
analyse motivations and difficulties, interrogate values and beliefs and
explore contributions to society.
Digging up the Past (year
7) uses an archaeological dig where students uncover objects from the past as
evidence to establish the site’s cultural significance. A detailed study of the
site, including an Aboriginal midden and historic prison structures, enable
critical exploration of the value of cultural sites in our society today.
War Years: Americans at Newstead
House (year 10) engages students in the culture clash experienced by people
of Brisbane when the ‘American Invasion’ of US service personnel occurred
during WWII’s expansion into the South Western Pacific from 1941. Students,
evaluate the impact and significance of WWII on changing roles women, use of
wartime controls and Australian’s international relationships in the 20th
10) challenges students to connect intellectually and emotionally with themes
including the human side of war; motivations and methods of defending both land
and ideals; changing social attitudes and cultural understandings, especially
in relation to women; and changing alliances.