ERIC Number: ED334101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Port Arthur Alive: Exploring Past and Present, 2. Extended Activities.
Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Part 2 of this five part project asks students of the Tasmanian region of Australia to explore the history of Port Arthur, a 19th century penal colony located in Tasmania. The project is based on three ideas: (1) studying history can be educational and enjoyable; (2) imagination is an essential part of studying history; and (3) history is most of all a means by which to seek to understand the present--one's self and society as it exists now. Part 2 of the project contains activities that primarily involve students in creative role play and dramatic re-enactment of events and people's lives at Port Arthur. The drama structures include: (1) bushrangers; (2) a colonial town; (3) Port Arthur society; (4) crime in the 19th century; (5) a court case; and (6) designing a prison. (DB)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Creative Dramatics, Creative Teaching, Dramatic Play, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Role Playing, Social Studies, Student Projects, Student Research, Teaching Methods
Marketing Officer, Department of Education and the Arts, 71 Letitia, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7000 ($35.00 Australian for 5 parts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Tasmania); Nineteenth Century History
Note: For related documents, see SO 021 198-202.