Education and Learning




The National Trust has resources that will add value to your education and learning programs. These are available to purchase or free download.

Australian Curriculum Programs
National Trust courses of study are written for the Australian Curriculum: History. They are organised into two interrelated strands of Historical Knowledge and Understanding and Historical Skills. Links are made to General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities. Links to Other Learning Areas are suggested where appropriate. Please contact us if you would like us to provide professional learning for your staff on using these courses of study.

Other resources available

Reminiscence Boxes and Conversation Cards
Bring the past to life in your classroom. Themed Boxes contain artefacts with lesson plan suggestions and questions to begin conversations. Boxes can be used for such occasions as a special school event (eg Grandparents Day), as a way of introducing Time, Continuity and Change in the classroom or in conjunction with a visit to a National Trust property.

Tour Through Time CDs 
A series of CD resources and classroom activities to use in conjunction with visits to some National Trust places and other WA heritage sites for primary and secondary use.

Tour Through Time Webquest  
With heritage as a central theme and using Western Australian history as a base, teachers are able to engage students in a variety of fun activities. The curriculum linked activities in the Webquest relate to Tranby, The Old Mill and East Perth Cemeteries. They are suitable for primary students and relate to the Tour Through Time CD resources to supplement teaching and learning programmes.

Golden Pipeline Resources and Activities File
This reference file gives concise photo-copiable information about the background, map, chronology and key players of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme. It has sections with teaching suggestions, activities and curriculum links for early and middle childhood as well as a comprehensive bibliography. Download a pdf example page.

Golden Pipeline Facts and Photos /Learning Federation Assets
Downloadable Golden Pipeline image and text resources are especially suited for upper primary and secondary aged student research also available through the Le@rning Federation.

Golden Pipeline Information Sheets  
Freely downloadable pdf sheets that provide a background to the construction of this world class engineering endeavour. Six topics are covered - Politics; Pipes; CY O'Connor; Mundaring Weir; Building the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme; Mount Charlotte

Golden Pipeline Loan Box
Book and borrow this loan box for up to three weeks.

The Pipeline CY O'Connor Built 
Published by Fremantle Press, this delightful picture book is a lively celebration of the legendary CY O'Connor's gigantic endeavour to build the pipeline from Mundaring Weir to the Kalgoorlie goldfields. It can be purchased through the National Trust or good bookshops. Teachers notes are available

Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail Guide 
This illustrated guide unlocks the rich heritage and bushland that can be found along the 650km trail from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie. Available through the National Trust or WA Tourism outlets.

Plays for Performance
Download Plays to practice in the classroom and perform at York Courthouse Complex.

These and other resources are available at National Trust online shop

National Trust of Australia (WA)
PO Box 1162
WA 6872

Phone: 08 9321 6088
Fax: 08 9324 1571