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.
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?
up to 30 students per class
Up to 45 minutes presenter-led program including virtual presentation and time for questions
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
Our museums, historic houses and gardens are at the heart of every school interaction. We offer immersive, curriculum-linked excursions for Stages 1 to 6
Our interactive virtual excursions connect your class live with a museum educator and focus on specific curriculum content, concepts and skills. We currently offer virtual excursions for Stages 1 to 4