Thursday, March 31, 2011

Frontier South Australia School Presentation

We were recently asked to present 4 living history presentations to a local high school. The presentations were designed to accompany and support the year 9 and 10 Society and Environment classes in providing a more visual and real feel understanding of their bookwork.

The students found it interesting to try on the different types of garments, including the use of corded petticoats and crinolines to experiment with the practicalities for themselves. Another aspect of this was the roles, education and employment options of women.
We were also able to show the essentials of camp life in the 1830s to 1860s with the use of containers, cooking and cleaning equipment and Nic provided a display of fire starting using a flint and steel.
To finish off Nic demonstrated the use of both a musket and muzzle loaded rifle, with stories of frontier conflict.