Cockatoo Island offers rich learning opportunities for secondary students across a range of syllabus areas. Focus areas for programs include: colonial history, industrial heritage, changing environments, urban growth and decline, civics and citizenship, art-making and creative response.
Stage 4 and 5: Site Studies
Guided by the inquiry 'How and why has the human occupation of Cockatoo Island changed over time?', this site study encompasses a range of topics, including colonial life and the impact of colonisation on the Aboriginal people of Sydney; living and working conditions of Australians over time; Australia's involvement in WWI and II; Aboriginal land rights; community action and the significance of the island as a World Heritage site.
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Students examine a range of historical sources to gain an understanding of one of Australia's most unique heritage sites.
Cost: $16 per student incl GST
Download the History Site Study Resource Sheet [PDF - 803 KB]