Related Units

Units and Topics

Learning experiences at the NSW Schoolhouse Museum support the teaching of concepts, skills and content in the History K-10 syllabus.

Activities provide enriching first-hand experiences for topics and units such as:

Stage 1

  • Present and Past Family Life
  • The Past in the Present
  • Daily Lives Past and Present
  • How Times Change
  • Our Families
  • Our Stories

Stage 2

  • Community and Remembrance
  • Change and Continuity in Education
  • Change and Continuity in our Community
  • Celebrations and Commemorations
  • Centenary of Anzac

Stage 3

  • Colonial Life: Education

Life Skills

  • Investigating the Past
  • Australians at War: World War 1

Stage 3

Stage 3 students can use a range of sources to investigate the role and contribution of government appointed educational boards and the introduction of  public education in shaping the colony and to the development of Australian society. 

Stages 4 and 5 Life Skills

For Stage 4 and 5 History Life Skills students, a site visit to the Schoolhouse Museum supports the topic Investigating the Past. Students can use sources to investigate the past and develop understandings about past daily life, education, clothing and technologies. Our At School At War program develops understandings about significant events and experiences for Australians at home and at war. Download sample At School At War visit plan.

Each visit is staffed by a qualified teacher and experienced facilitators.

Students use old rubber stamps of numbers and clock faces

Students with Additional Needs

Groups of students with additional needs are welcome. We provide a modified program to cater for their interests, needs and abilities. Minimum numbers do not usually apply to these groups. A portable wheelchair ramp is available.

School Anniversaries

The NSW Schoolhouse Museum has rooms representing three different periods in education: 1870s-1900s, 1910s-1940s and 1950s-1960s. You are welcome to visit as part of your school’s anniversary celebrations.

Displayed on the mantlepiece in the 1910 room is an abacus, oil lamp and a large ceramic ink bottle