Clickfest: Law of the Land: Troopers, Trackers and Bushrangers - 25 November 2015 Stream 1 - 13:30
Presenter: Constable B. Goode
Date: 25 November 2015
Start Time: 13:30
End Time: 14:30
Duration: 1 hour
Closing Date: Bookings Close 18-Nov-2015
DEC Positions: 1
Non-DEC Positions: 0
Price: THESE SESSIONS ARE OFFERED FREE AS PART OF CLICKFEST.
KLA Syllabus: Primary
KLA Stage/s: Stage 3
KLA Year/s: Year 5,Year 6
Key Learning Area/s: Human Society and its Environment
KLA Topic/s: Change and Continuity
KLA Keyword/s: Bushrangers, troopers, gold rush
Event Overview: In this virtual excursion your students will go back in time to the 1880s to share an hour in the life of a mounted trooper (played by a costumed interpreter) as he talks about the difficulties the police faced in overcoming the threat of bushrangers in NSW. The trooper has lots of stories to tell about his life in the bush and his exploits in bringing the bushrangers to justice.
The program is interactive and your students are encouraged to engage with the trooper and ask him questions about his life and work: from what he thinks of bushrangers; to how the battle for the bush between bushrangers and troopers was fought and why he isn't tempted to seek his fortune on the goldfields.
Students will be encouraged to anlalyse historical source material to support differing views of bushrangers as heroes or villains. Students will see some objects from the museum's handling collection, some original documents and a number of images and photographs from the era. The session also incorporates activities and group work.
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Further Information: This event is proudly supported by Virtual Excursions Australia a video conferencing portal www.virtualexcursionsaustralia.com.au