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Go Back in Time—school program

The Go Back in Time program has a strong educational focus with many activities using Theatre in Education techniques designed to engage students' imagination.

Below is the school program for 2014.

Fort Lytton National Park School years Activity description Curriculum Duration Further information Cost and bookings
History in a box
4

An educational program using the heritage site of Fort Lytton National Park. Students are exposed to the history of Queensland, presented in an innovative and dramatically engaging way.

The program asks the important questions regarding the significance of history to people living in the twenty-first century and empowers students to bring history out of the box.
History & English  Full day

QPWS (Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service) Theatre in Education in conjunction with MBEEC (Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre).

For further information call Fort Lytton National Park on (07) 3393 4647.

For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111.
Returned WWI 9

Journey back to the time of the Great War to explore the personal, social and political impacts of the war, even after the soldiers had returned. Using theatre and drama conventions to engage students and allow them to make meaning of complex ideas. Students are asked to consider how we commemorate WWI and to design a 21st century memorial for Fort Lytton National Park.

History, Drama & English Full day

QPWS* Theatre in Education in conjunction with MBEEC**.

For further information call Fort Lytton National Park on (07) 3393 4647.
For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111.
Frontline Brisbane WWII 10

The program takes place in and around the WWII Fort Lytton. The program encourages the students to explain the context for peoples' actions in the past and their motivations, values and attitudes.

The students will process, synthesise and evaluate information from primary and secondary sources to explore the experiences of Australians during WWII and the impact of WWII on the home front in Brisbane.

History Full day

QPWS* Theatre in Education in conjunction with MBEEC**.

For further information call Fort Lytton National Park on (07) 3393 4647.
For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111.
Immigration 6 In order to gain insight into where migrants come from, why people choose to migrate and what they might contribute to Australian society, students retrace the steps of migrants arriving in Australia. Colonial migration is explored aboard the vessel 'Inspiration' and 20th century migration is examined in the buildings of historic Lytton Quarantine Station. Geography and History Full day For further information call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111 For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111
St Helena Island National Park School years Activity description Curriculum Boat trip Duration Further information Cost and bookings
Archaeology 10–12 Become a national park archaeologist and try to locate and peg out sites of previous prison structures using written and photographic references. History & Ancient history Yes Full day For further information call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111. For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111.
St Helena Stories 4 & 5

As Historical Biographers, each student follows a prisoner’s story to discover his daily life from free settler to prisoner. This program uses story as a medium for engaging students in historical events and places; and as a stimulus for writing their own personal account of the prisoner.

History & English Yes Full day For further information call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111. For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111.
Digging up the Past 7 The program engages students as archaeologists at an actual heritage site. Driven by a fictional drama this program uses authentic archaeological methods to reveal real issues faced by those who unearth the past. Geography, history & English Yes Full day

QPWS* Theatre in Education in conjunction with MBEEC**.

For further information call Fort Lytton National Park on (07) 3393 4647.
For cost and bookings call MBEEC** on (07) 3906 9111.

* Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

** Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre (07) 3906 9111.

Please note: as most guided tours involve walking in the sun over uneven ground it is recommended to wear enclosed footwear, sunscreen, hat and carry your own drinking water.

Last updated
22 December 2014