Years 2 – 5 & Year 9
HASS - History | History - Depth Study 1 & Depth Study 2
Facilitated by museum staff
Book in for our facilitated school program Toowoomba: From Swamp to City where students use stories, objects and photographs to explore the history of Toowoomba.
Have you ever wondered what Toowoomba looked like 150 years ago or even 50 years ago? In this facilitated school program, students take a step back in time to discover how Toowoomba developed from a swamp to a city. Students listen to William Henry Groom’s story and interpret images of Toowoomba’s historical landmarks and buildings, past and present.
A Cobb+Co staff member will introduce students to the concept of change over time using stories and photographs to explore the history of Toowoomba. The history of European settlement in the region and the story of William Henry Groom, Toowoomba’s first mayor, will be explored.
Students will explore exhibitions within the museum to investigate how the Toowoomba region has changed over time. They will interpret a timeline, objects and photographs, complete hands-on activities and compare what life would have been like in Toowoomba in the past with their lives today. Teachers will be required to direct this activity.
See our Visit as a school page for information on visiting the museum and booking a group into a program.