CONNECTED CLASSROOMSConnected Classrooms is technology that links classrooms and teachers with the great cultural and technological institutions of our time – all without leaving school.
Using video conferencing and interactive whiteboard technology, primary age children world-wide link to the HHT’s virtual classroom to learn about our unique cultural history in a live an interactive lesson. These sessions allow the entire class to participate and communicate with our in-house presenters and lessons are linked to pre and post session history activities back at the classroom.
The HHT’s first Connected Classrooms program is called A Convict Story and 'broadcasts' from a studio in Museum of Sydney and Hyde Park Barracks. Dressed in convict uniform and drawing on dramatic props such as the cat ’o nine tails and convict ballads, our charismatic presenters create a factual but engaging persona leading students through the realities of Australia’s convict origins.
Established in 2010 with an endowment from the HHT Foundation, A Convict Story has been booked to capacity, reaching students in classrooms from central Australia to northern Europe. The HHT Foundation is proud to provide vital links to our past and unique learning opportunities for students regardless of where they live and go to school.
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Foundation for the Historic Houses Trust