Our classroom resources have been developed in line with the Australian Curriculum. Use these resources to prepare your school group for their visit to the Cascades Female Factory, and to follow up on the discoveries they make during their visit.

Each of our on-site activities at the Cascades Female Factory has its own set of resources, developed to address Australian Curriculum learning outcomes. In the Activity Guides you will find a detailed outline of the on-site activity, as well as suggested lesson plans for use in the classroom before and after your visit to the site.

If you require additional resources, please see the Education Resource List below, or contact us.

Cascades Female Factory education resource list – A list of suggested educational resources relevant to studies of the Cascades Female Factory, female convicts, and the convict era in general.

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and the Port Arthur Historic Site are also featured in an ABC Education online ‘digibook’ resource. The resource is appropriate for students studying the Australian Curriculum at Years 4, 5 and 9. To access ‘The Colonisation of Hobart’ follow the link below:

ABC Education Digibook – The Colonisation of Hobart 

A Day's Work

A day’s work at the female factory – activity guide – A teacher’s guide to the on-site education activity, including links to the Australian Curriculum (Year Two) and a post visit lesson plan.

A day’s work at the female factory – post-visit worksheet – A classroom teaching resource for students undertaking the on-site activity.

Records & Artefacts

Records and Artefacts – Activity Guide (year 5) – A teacher’s guide to the on-site education activity, including links to the Australian Curriculum (Year Five) and pre and post visit lesson plans

Records and Artefacts – Activity Guide (year 9) – A teacher’s guide to the on-site activity, including links to the Australian Curriculum (Year Nine) and pre and post visit lesson plans

Records and Artefacts – post-visit worksheet (year 5) – A classroom teaching resource for students undertaking the on-site activity

Records and Artefacts – post-visit worksheet (year 9)  A classroom teaching resource for students undertaking the on-site activity

For use after the completion of the ‘Records and Artefacts’ on-site activity:

Investigation into Interpretation

Investigation to interpretation – activity guide – A teacher’s guide to the on-site education activity, including links to the Australian Curriculum (Year Seven) and pre and post visit lesson plans.