AUSTRALIA IN 1900 - Recreate a photo album ( See below for an example of student work )


a)
Using Google image searches, create a photo album from 1900.

Try and include a photograph that tells the viewer something about each of the following aspects of Australian society at the turn of the century: Housing (wealthy to poor); types of transport, for people and produce, remember to look at shipping and trains as well; entertainment; home appliances; fashion (men, women and children); family life; city and rural life; work and occupations; education/ schooling; working and living conditions....


b)
Under each photograph, briefly explain in one or two sentences, what that photo tells us today about what life was like for people in the early 1900s



Try using the following sort of search terms for your Google image searches.

'Australia 1900'

'Sydney 1900'

'Australian family life 1900'

'Australian' with different aspects of society , plus '1900'.
For example: 'Australian sport 1900' or change 'sport' for 'bathing suits', or

'Bubonic Plague Sydney'

Also try 'Australia' and suburbs in your area '1900'



Use any software program you wish to create the album, but try and make the album appear very old!


c)
Each student will show their album to the rest of the class, and briefly explain why they selected their particular photographs and what they tell us about Australian society in the early 1900s.
An example of student work