Convict Work at the Barracks
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.
About the program
In this new virtual excursion, your Stage 2 class will connect live with a museum educator and learn about how convicts lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks in the early 19th century.
Students will examine a range of historical sources, including the World Heritage-listed building, and investigate some of the work done by the male convicts who lived at the Hyde Park Barracks. Students will see how the bricks from which the Barracks was built were made by hand; and find clues left behind by convict brick makers.
Stage 2 History
HT2-4 Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia
HT2-5 Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication
Analysis and Use of Sources; Empathetic Understanding; Perspectives and Interpretations
Continuity and Change; Empathetic Understanding; Significance