Learning Program Year 5: Making an Impact

1st Jan 2000

In the Year 5 Program Making an Impact, your students will explore key questions like:

  • What do we know about the lives of people in Hobart’s colonial past and how do we know?
  • How did Hobart develop over time and why?
  • How did colonial settlement change the environment?
  • What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped Tasmanian colonies?

Through the prism of these questions, students will look at

  • settlement and development of Sullivan’s Cove
  • whaling
  • boatbuilding and shipbuilding
  • the movement of people and goods
  • change to the environment over time
  • significant individuals

Students will learn to use primary sources such as objects, film and images to develop and test hypotheses, and use their imaginations to try to understand life as a whaler or the wife of a shipwright.

As well as the activity cards that guide students through the museum there is a rich selection of pre and post visit activities for teachers to choose from to tailor the program to their student's needs.