Unearth It!

A mining and history themed incursion

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."

Fred Rogers

This unique incursion provides the perfect springboard for many areas of the curriculum and the content and activities can be adjusted for the year level:

  • History

  • Economics and Business

  • Geography  

  • Mathematics

  • Literacy  

Students will travel back in time to the Gold Rush era of the late 1800’s/early 1900’s to learn about Western Australia’s gold-mining history.  Expect to see students engaging in historical dress up, setting up their campsite, panning for ‘gold’ and even weighing-in what they find at the assay counter! 

Students are provided with opportunities to play with various materials in a relatively unstructured way,  however, to ensure that learning outcomes are met, they will be presented with a series of activities and narratives designed to allow them to ‘play out’ historical activities or events. 

We will suggest some resources to assist with your planning and ensure your students get the most out of this exciting opportunity.  Get your camera ready!  


Students will leave the incursion ready to talk and write about their experiences! 

Use the form below to book your own Unearth It! incursion.