Connect with Heritage is a day Education Program at Brisbane’s Newstead House. This unique program offers a selection of hands-on learning experiences inspiring students to connect with heritage at this significant site on the Brisbane River.
A suite of education experiences and activities are designed to inspire students to compare daily life in Brisbane in the 1840’s to daily life in Brisbane today. Young Queenslanders, immersed in activities including ‘Kate’s Garden’, ‘Wash Day Wonders’, ‘Mrs Fletchers Kitchen’ and ‘Games on the Green’, experience life from the past. Students, recruited to be History Detectives, investigate Newstead House and formulate questions to discover what life was like for different social groups in Colonial Queensland.
Specialised Theatre-in-Education actors set the scene, bring history alive and foster an emotional attachment to the place. As a result, students are motivated to continue to engage with Brisbane’s history and understand the importance of protecting heritage sites.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Inquiry and Skills
- Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094)
- Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI095)
- Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI097)
- Examine primary sources and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose (ACHASSI098)
- Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and present (ACHASSI099)
Evaluating and Reflecting
- Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions (ACHASSI101)
Knowledge and Understanding
Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHASSK106
- The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed (ACHASSK107)
Cross Curriculum Priorities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples live in Australia as first peoples of Country or Place and demonstrate resilience in responding to historic and contemporary impacts of colonisation
Critical and creative thinking- Pose questions, Identify and clarify information and ideas, Organise and process information
Numeracy- Interpret maps and diagrams
Personal and Social Capability- Appreciate diverse perspectives
Inter-cultural understanding- Consider and develop multiple perspectives, Explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices
C2C HASS Unit 3 ‘Communities in colonial Australia (1800’s)’