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Places and Spaces of Sydney Opera House

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

NSW Curriculum Links:

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

Behind-the-scenes access with an expert guide

Students will discover the Indigenous history of Bennelong Point and reflect on the cultural significance of the site today. Our experienced guide will then take students for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design principals formulated by architect Jorn Utzon. Finally, students will learn about the people who create the live performance experiences within these iconic spaces, from lighting designers to stage artists. You won’t believe how much is involved!

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Curriculum Links

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

Science and
Technology

Working Technologically
Made Environment

STe–4WS
STe–5WT
STe–9ME
STe–10ME

ST1–14BE

ST2–14BE

ST3–14BE

Critical and creative thinking

Difference and diversity

Geography

People Live in Place
Features of Places
People and Places

GEe–1
GEe–2

GE1–1
GE1–2

GE2–1
GE2–2
GE2–3

GE3–1
GE3–2
GE3–3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Sustainability
Personal and social capability
Civics and citizenship

History

Personal and Family Histories
Present and Past
Family LIfe

HTe–1
HTe–2

HT1–2
HT1–3

HT2–3
HT2–4

HT3–1
HT3–2

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Sustainability
Personal and social capability
Civics and citizenship

English

Speaking and Listening

ENe 1A

EN1 1A

   

Personal and social capability

Digital Creative Learning

Connect your class to professional artists and educators without even leaving your classroom! Our interactive, curriculum-driven digital experiences are available every term throughout the school year. Take your students on an exclusive look behind the scenes with one of our digital tours, be inspired by our storytelling and creative writing workshops, or learn something new about Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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