Year 9 Elective History and Big History Excursion

On the 17th of September, the Year 9 Elective History and Big History classes went on an excursion to the Sydney Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst where they embraced history through a range of activities, such as an engaging seminar based around educating people about the Holocaust. The seminar challenged the knowledge of the two classes and assisted them with understanding the effects that it had on people during that time period. The seminar was highly informative and proved to be helpful with upcoming assessments. Following the seminar, a survivor of the Holocaust told her story and explained the difficulty of living through the start of World War II. She spoke of her struggles with identity and family throughout her childhood, and even later in her life. After this, the classes split into two groups and went each with a guide to venture through the museum. During this period of time, the classes were told of the reality of persecution for those living through the Holocaust. The exhibit’s information about the Holocaust was shocking to most but was highly informative. The excursion was clearly an interesting and impactful part of the term, and the information was carried away by the students with respect. 

 – Natalie Ryan, Year 9 Elective History