Curriculum resource development

In 2015, the Dictionary of Sydney received funds from the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts to engage a part-time Education Officer, one day per week, for 6 months. The funds allowed us to extend our education materials with the aim of increasing our education materials for schools and to make this content more accessible and to a wider audience.

Developed by Prudence MacLeod, our secondary programs are based on Dictionary of Sydney articles. The programs include a PDF of the program outlining the activity and in some cases, as indicated, resources that have been developed to support the program. Each program outlines the links to both the Australian Curriculum and the current NSW Syllabus and includes key inquiry questions, an estimation of the time required to complete the activities, and appropriate hyperlinks to the Dictionary of Sydney. The Dictionary of Sydney would like to thank the Sydney Mechanic School of Arts for making this position possible. To view our new education materials, click here.

Pic: Camperdown Public School – 1st Class 1947 Source: State Records NSW 15051_a047_002327

Detail from MS Hill's 1888 map 'The City of Sydney',  a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour.