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ERIC Number: ED334101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7246-1341-2
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia