ERIC Number: ED334102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Port Arthur Alive: Exploring Past and Present, 3. Background.
Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Part 3 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 3 of the project provides historical background on Port Arthur. There are ten sections: (1) British society and transportation; (2) crimes and penalties 1800-1835; (3) Port Arthur--a description; (4) controlling the convicts; (5) punishment and penitence; (6) religion; (7) industry; (8) escape; (9) private lives; and (10) health, sickness, and death. (DB)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Land Settlement, Prisoners, Social Studies, 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.