ERIC Number: ED334103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Port Arthur Alive: Exploring Past and Present, 4. Eyewitness.
Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
This document presents part 4 of a five part project in which students of the Tasmanian region of Australia are invited 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--ones self and society as it exists now. Part 4 of the project features eyewitness accounts about various features of the penal colony based on the words of persons who actually lived at Port Arthur either as convicts or free persons. Visitor accounts also are included. There are twelve subjects covered: (1) dockyard and shipbuilding; (2) transport by sea; (3) murder; (4) general descriptions; (5) punishment and reform; (6) industry at Port Arthur; (7) contact between convict and free; (8) religion and morality; (9) escape; (10) convict ballads; (11) timber-getting; and (12) the coal mines. (DB)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Primary Sources, Prisoners, 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.