The Chiefly Jon Stanhope reports that Fraser, Wanniassa Hills and Yarralumla Primary Schools as well as Canberra High are going to have a stab at teaching local Canberra history to their students.
Apparently this was prompted by the impending 2013 centenary of the city’s founding, although one hopes the curriculum isn’t being messed with just because of the movement of the stars.
If all goes well (and apparently the tykes have reportedly favourably on the relevancy and enjoyability of the units so far for the little that’s worth) then they plan to send it to schools all over Australia for the consideration of inter-state teachers.
But I found this bit to be intriguing:
- “There is no doubt that learning about Canberra’s inspirational history will help a new generation of Australian students better understand their nation’s capital while tuning into the excitement of our centenary celebrations,” Mr Stanhope said.
So what parts of Canberra’s history do you find to be the most inspirational?