L359 Samuel Cooper: putting the rabble to work

L359

Description

Play the role of a Commandant’s Clerk at Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1843. Examine the appearance, character and skills of a group of convicts. Assign the convicts to appropriate work at Port Arthur, according to their skills and experience. Explore the life stories of real convicts on which the fictional characters are based.

Acknowledgements: Copyright Curriculum Corporation.

Key learning objectives
Students understand that convicts brought a range of skills to penal colonies in Australia.
Students understand that convict labour was exploited to develop early Australian towns and rural industries.
Year level
7; 8
Topics
Australian history
Biographies
Classification
Convict labour
Convicts
Penal colonies
Personal histories
Learning area
Studies of society and environment
Strand
Studies of society and environment/Time, continuity and change
Student activity
Analysis
Experiment
Interactives
Modelling
Rights
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