Heritage is about the things from the past which
are valued enough today to save for tomorrow.

Lesson Plans

 Google Tour Builder

Years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Tour Builder – Put your story on the map.

Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.


Take a virtual field trip! Students will create a virtual tour or create a digital travel brochure of a Heritage Perth site. Students will narrate their tour using the power of their voice and media using the Heritage Perth Learning Trail


Chronological  Community  Walk

Years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will create a personalised Heritage Trail by adding audio and images to their map.

CommunityWalk – make your own map, build interactive maps, create a map with photos, videos, more

CommunityWalk allows you to make your own map of more than one address. You can create interactive maps quickly and easily. You can build maps with photos, videos and more in just minutes

Tutorials


Google Street View and Geo Journalism

Years: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Hay Street | Instant Street View

Hay Street | Instant Street View


Students will explore the heritage precinct: step inside locations such as the Perth Library, the Perth Mint, and London Court.

They will create a photo sphere and add their own street view experiences.

Tutorials


The Thinglink VR Dimension

Years: 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will use Thinglink to enhance images and videos with additional notes, photos, audio, video and other multimedia content and create a Then and Now 360 documentary, history trail, virtual school tour, interactive map, or informational text.

 

Annotate images and videos – thinglink

ThingLink 360° photo editor empowers students to create virtual tours of their favorite places, engaging students like never before. Providing students with opportunities to design and create an interactive 360° image helps students develop critical thinking skills as they construct knowledge through research to demonstrate learning.


Tutorials: Video Tutorials


 

Code Your Trail

Years: 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Learn the basics with Happy Maps.

Code.org – Course 1: Happy Maps #1

Anyone can learn computer science. Make maps, games, apps and art with code.


Students will create an interactive Heritage Trail by remixing the Interactive School Map

Scratch – Interactive School Map with Zoom

Press the green flag. PRESS SPACE to leave the instruction page. CLICK ON AN ENTRANCE to enter the map. Zoom to maximum to see markers that can be clicked for information, photographs, classroom numbering, and sounds. Use the Legend (top right corner) to go directly to a specific location.


Tutorials: Interactive Map Game


Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will use your maps and trails to build 2D and 3D ArcGIS web mapping apps.

ArcGIS 

 


Tutorial 1:


Pocket Trips Mobile Trail

Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Mobile Trails | Location-Based Technologies | Pocket Trips™

Pocket Trips™ is a rapid authoring platform that fuses interactive content with location-based mobile technologies to create your own mobile trail.


Students will use the East Perth Cemeteries burial register and other researched digital information on pioneers of their choice, to blend interactive content with location-based mobile technologies such as GPS, Image Recognition and Beacons to create a mobile graveyard trail. This trail can then be used to engage batches of students in the interactive heritage trail educational experience –  Our Heritage Site.

Tutorials: How to Use Pocket Trips:    Creating GPS Triggered Hotspots 


Trade in Gold

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – Economics and Business: Digital Technologies

Students will develop a Gold Case Study using Perth Mint Mathematics to apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts and interpret data and information displayed in different formats to identify relationships and trends. They should learn how to Trade in Gold  and use the Forex Trading Simulator / Game to Start Trading! Rules: You have 1 week to make as much money as possible! You can only have 1 open trade at a time  – All chart data is REAL 4h chart data for a major pair, randomly selected between 1999-2011!


Design Thinking

Years: PP, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Creative Writing: Media Arts: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will use the design thinking process to replicate the Perth skyline; a Perth skyscraper; a heritage listed building.

5 Improv Exercises Every Designer Should Know

Using improv to get in the mood to collaborate

Australian City | Free Perth Wallpaper Image

Download wallpapers images for your desktop completely free. Images for commercial use also available for free. muscle cars, Girls, Flowers, Abstract, Nature wallpaper images free for download.

Design Thinking ” Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking is a mindset. Download the Toolkit.


Building Big

Years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – Geography: Mathematics: Science: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

BUILDING BIG: Home Page

BUILDING BIG: A PBS miniseries on megastructures, hosted by David Macaulay


Students will explore Perth Skyscrapers and  large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™. Students will investigate: Rules Of Forces And Motion: Skyscrapers and the Loads Lab and Who Builds Big? Students will use the Esri City Engine to create a 3D Perth City Model.

Tutorial: Essential Skills: Getting Started

 


3D Modeling

Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – Geography: Mathematics: Science: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will use  Sketch Up or Tinkercad to create a 3D model of buildings from The Perth Heritage Gallery or transform  2D GIS Data into a Smart 3D City Models by using Esri CityEngine.

Esri CityEngine | 3D Modeling Software for Urban Environments

Esri CityEngine transforms 2D GIS Data into Smart 3D City Models.


Tutorial: CityEngine Introduction

 


Digital Story Telling

Years: 2, 3, 4,  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Media Arts: English: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Heritage Perth

Immersive Journalism Tools


Students will visit the Heritage Perth Learning Trail and use Digital Tools to help script and create rich multimedia using videos, photos, music, blogs and documents to retell a story  from Prehistory to Now.


Managing and Planning Perth’s Urban Future

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – Geography:  ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Students will use the Heritage Perth Transform Our City  resources to investigate the planning of Perth’s Urban Future and compare  to other case studies demonstrating the 12 principles of the urban design protocol designed for Australian cities.


Assessing the Livability of  Perth City

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Media Arts: English: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Students will use the Geography Teacher Resource and Heritage Perth Education Portal visual resources and multimedia to investigate what is meant by the term ‘liveability’. The aim is to demonstrate that assessing the liveability of a place requires evaluation of a range of different measures.

These measures may include: access to social amenities, access to efficient public transportation, the quality of air and water, levels of crime and safety, and access to health facilities, among others.

Students also examine different perceptions of liveability by comparing internal community identity with outside perceptions of the liveability of a place.

Students present their findings about their chosen areas as a poster display, a wiki or a multimedia presentation using the online tool Open Explorer Builder.


Digital Game Making

Years:  4,  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Media Arts: English: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will play the Swan Bells Game:  Can you unlock  THE KEY TO THE CITY?

 


They will use the  deck.toys classroom engagement platform to create their own Heritage Perth activity

Tutorial: Teacher/ Student  Walkthrough

 


Google Maps for Mapping and Measuring

Years:  4,  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Mathematics: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Mapping and Measuring with Google Maps

City of Perth Library and History Centre

 

Students will:

Use scale to measure and compare buildings from different eras eg Perth Town Hall and Brookfield Place (use the scale bar located in the lower corner of the map –  this scale adjusts according to how far you are zoomed in on the map).

Select “Satellite” view and slowly zoom in to building to the highest resolution possible.  (Note: Google Maps does not provide high resolution satellite views of all locations.  Only  buildings with high resolution satellite photographs available on Google Maps should be used).

Pan the map image so that all of the building to be mapped is visible.

Print out a copy of this map image or use rulers to measure on the computer screen.

Note the scale in the corner of the screen and use the scale bar and a ruler to determine the dimensions of the buildings they measured.

Have students compare the measurements. Questions: How do they compare?  How have building designs changed?  How do architects and engineers now safely Building Big.

 


Point Zero Mathematics

Years:  4,  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Mathematics: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Students will use Google Tools to complete measuring and related maths tasks.

Point Zero Mathematics

To record and print your responses go to: https://goo.gl/forms/TwMhUB6Lj5toEHlx2

 


Heritage Videoography

Years: 2, 3, 4,  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Media Arts: English: ICT Capabilities:  Digital Technologies

Students will use the Videography Work Space to access work samples: complete tutorials: locate gallery images: choose an immersive journalism tool: complete skill builders and create their own multimedia heritage tales.

 

 


Compare and Contrast: The Swan Bells and The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Years:4, 5 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Media Arts: English: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies: Design Technologies

Students will use the interactive graphic organizer to develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point.

Compare Contrast Map

A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic on the right that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.

 


Mapping and Geometry around the Perth Heritage Precinct

Years: P-2

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Mathematics: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Students will use Google Maps to find where they live. They will then search for locations from a teacher designed list of Perth city buildings (chronological order oldest to newest or smallest to tallest).

They will learn how to search for a street, place, building etc: explore by clicking anywhere on the map to get details about a place: zoom in and out, experiment with changing the scale, change from 3D to street view, use pegman, walk a route ie from home to school:

Closely examine Brookfield Place in 2D, 3D. Why? Tallest Perth Building – height, width etc

Brookfield place, Perth

The second highest building in City of Perth, Australia. Tower has completed in 2012. The height of antenna spire is 244 meters and there are 46 floors.


Download a variety of image  perspectives of Brookfield Place from the Skyscraper Centre and have students trace over and find the geometric shapes.

 


Work the Streetscape

Years: P-2

Subjects: HASS – History, Geography: Mathematics: ICT Capabilities: Digital Technologies

Students will use Google Maps3D Wharehouse and the Skyscraper Timeline to work with 2D and 3D shapes around the city.

They will take a Google Street Walk and list the places both built and natural they can see in the city.

They will make an infographic: Places to live, Places to work, Transportation, Places to buy things, Government buildings, Places to play, Parks and Gardens. Make another infographic of Places remaining from the past, Places that are new.

Students will select one place (building type or area) to draw. This drawing should be a front view (elevation) of the building.

Identify shapes in our streetscape:

Present the Perth Precinct using multimedia tools.

Project a clear overlay of an actual streetscape photograph onto a screen or classroom wall, large enough for students to work on. Give each child a set of the black geometric shape cutouts. Have each student select a shape and find the shape in the actual streetscape.

Focus on pictures of buildings showing different types of structural systems (column, beam, vault, dome, etc.) and discuss the basic structural principles present in each example. Ask the class to think of other more familiar structures that demonstrate the same principles; for example, the column and beam and arch structures of playground equipment, or the vault shape of a tunnel. Students will “act out” different structural systems, calling attention to concepts such as the following: 1. Some structures, such as a column, can function independently. 2. Other structures, such as an arch, dome, bridge or tunnel, require cooperative effort or “opposing forces.”

Create a 3D Streetscape Mural.

Give each child a set of shape outline worksheets featuring various sizes of triangles, circles, semi-circles, squares and rectangles. Students will cut out the shapes from construction paper of various colors and use them to create his/her own building on paper. Students will be working with different size and scale and  discuss the different shapes. Students will draw and create their own models using recyclables, card, modeling clay or building bricks eg Lego.

Streetscape Plotter

MY|neighbourhood

null


Students will plot out a pictorial map by placing items such as buildings and infrastructure on a map grid.

Develop an Inquiry

What is the Perth City like? Why is the place like it is? How is this city centre connected or linked to other places? How is this city changing? How would it feel to live in the city centre? What do you think is important in Perth City to keep it operating well for the people who live and work there? What parts of your city/town remain from the past?  What kind of places or buildings does Perth City need that it does not have now? Are there features that make certain buildings recognizable from the outside?