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Places and Spaces of Sydney Opera House

Digital tour

Introduce students to the fascinating uses, features and history of this Australian icon and remarkable performing arts venue.

In your classroom.

 

“A wonderful experience that many students from regional areas would not have otherwise experienced.”

Year 5/6 Teacher

Sydney Opera House's Places and Spaces Image: Daniel Boud

Behind-the-scenes access with an expert guide

Transport your class to Bennelong Point and introduce your students to the remarkable history, features and uses of this iconic Australian place.

Presented by our expert guide, discover its Indigenous history and cultural significance, gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design principles formulated by architect Jørn Utzon and finally, learn about how we create live performance experiences.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Syllabus Links

 

Subject

Objective

Outcomes

Early Stage 1                                                         

Stage 1                                                        

Stage 2                                                      

Stage 3                                                 

Science & Technology

The natural world including living things, materials, forces, energy, and Earth and space

The built environment including engineering principles and systems, food and fibre production, and material technologies

Digital technologies including digital systems and how digital technologies represent data 

STe–4MW-ST

STe–6ES-S

 

ST1-7MW-T

ST2-11DI-T

ST3-11DI-T

History

Develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and the key changes and developments from the past

Develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

HTe–1

HTe–2

HT1–2

HT1–3

HT2–3

HT2–4

HT3–1

HT3–2

Geography

Develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales

Develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments

GEe–1

GE1-1

GE1-2

GE2-1

GE2-2

GE2-3

GE3-1

GE3-2

GE3-3

Apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry

Develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information

GEe–2

     

Learning across the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum General Capabilites

Other General Capabilites

Critical and creative thinking

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Difference and diversity

Work and enterprise

Cross Curriculum Priorities

  •  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  •  Sustainability

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Guwanyi Walama: Aboriginal Perspectives of Bennelong Point

Join our Indigenous tour guides for an interactive digital exploration of the Indigenous history of Bennelong Point, the site on which Sydney Opera House sits.

Resources for teachers and students

The Opera House’s Teacher Resources provide inspirational activities to watch, listen and read for students in the classroom or learning at home. Teachers should adapt these resources to suit the student age, stage and the lesson outcomes desired.

Staging Stories

Join a professional storyteller from Sydney Opera House for an interactive drama workshop. Explore the structure and stages of a narrative while developing speaking, listening and storytelling skills.

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