Growing up in the past
About the program
In this interactive virtual excursion, your Stage 1 class will connect live with a museum educator and discuss what life was like for rural children in the early 1900s. Students will investigate the lives of Annie and Ena Sherwood, two young girls who once lived in a small workers cottage on Rouse Hill Estate, and learn about household chores and technology from the past.
Students will also experience a school lesson in the Rouse Hill school house and investigate a range of objects from the time. Finally, they will discuss leisure time for children in the past and how toys have changed and learn how to make their own handmade dolly peg toy.
Extend your virtual excursion with in-class activities:
Stage 1 History
The past in the present
- HT1-3 Describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time
- HT1-4 Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication
Key inquiry questions
- What aspects of the how food was sourced and prepared in the past can you see today?
- How have changes in technology shaped the way we source, store, preserve and cook food?
To book a Virtual Excursion program for your school class, please contact:
Phone +61 2 8239 2211
Special sessions are reserved for home-schooled students in 2023
Cost: $10 per student per session.
Minimum of six students required for each session.
- Tuesday 14 March, 9.30am
- Tuesday 5 September, 2pm - Book now
Cost (GST free)
$65 per class
up to 30 students per class
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
Monday to Friday
Bookings close strictly at 4pm on Wednesday for all sessions in the following week
One class (30) per session (when students are learning from home); Three classes (90) per session (when students learning from school)
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times
Additional visitor costs