BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES by mpm19987

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									BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES
This program provides student with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and
understanding of the Shipwreck Coast by discovering why, how and where shipwrecks
occurred. It includes opportunities to explore the motives of immigration enabling
students to make the connections between local and other environments. It presents local
shipwrecks in detail including the mysterious Mahogany Ship which allegedly, predates
the arrival of Captain Cook and raises the issue of unidentified early arrivals from the
non-indigenous populations.

VELS : Level 4

Humanities
Historical knowledge and Understanding, Historical reasoning and interpretation
Geographical knowledge and Understanding, geospatial skills

English
Speaking and Listening

Civics and Citizenship
Civic knowledge and understanding
Community engagement
READING, w’RITING & a’RITHMETIC
This program provides students with the opportunity to respond to Flagstaff Hill’s
historical setting through role-play by re-enacting the Common School situation as
portrayed during the late 1860’s and early 1870’s. Participating students dress in
costume and engage in appropriate curriculum areas such as Arithmetic (pounds,
shillings, pence and multiplication tables), copperplate writing, class reading, spelling,
etc.

VELS: Level 3

Humanities
Humanities knowledge and understanding, Humanities skills

English
Reading, Writing and Speaking and listening

Mathematics
Number, Working mathematically

Personal Learning
The individual learner, Managing personal learning

Interpersonal Development
Working in teams

Communication
Listening, viewing and responding, Presenting

Thinking
Reasoning, processing and inquiry, Reflection, evaluation and metacognition
‘THAR SHE BLOWS’ WHALES & WHALING
This program provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the
whaling history of the waters near Warrnambool and learn about the Southern Right
Whale which frequents our local shores in winter.

Students are exposed to the ancient tools of the trade (harpoons, spears, try pots, whaling
boats), and learn of the methods used for land-based whaling and the reasons why the
Southern Right Whale was hunted almost to extinction. Students study the Southern
Right: characteristics, breeding habits, behaviour and identify the present day threats such
as pollution, entanglement, coastal industrial activity, marine intrusive activities and
discuss the implications of these issues to society as a whole.
This program is frequently utilised in conjunction with a visit to Logan’s Beach – the
winter nursery for the Southern Right Whale which is located just minutes from Flagstaff
Hill.

VELS: Level 4

English
Reading, Speaking and Listening

Arts
Exploring and responding

Humanities
Economic knowledge and understanding
Historical knowledge and understanding, Historical reasoning and interpretation
Geographical knowledge and understanding

Science
Science knowledge and understanding, Science at work

Interpersonal Development
Building social relationships, working in teams

Personal Learning
The individual learner, managing personal learning

Civics and Citizenship
Civic knowledge and understanding, community engagement

Communication
Listening, viewing and responding

Thinking Processes
Reasoning, processing and inquiry, Creativity, Reflection, evaluation and metacognition

								
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