Sydney Metro – creating a website – Stage 2

Primary KLAs:
English, Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 3, Year 4


Sydney Metro Inquiry-based Learning Resources. Students and teacher wearing safety hat.

© State of New South Wales, Department of Education.

This inquiry-based unit of work was created, trialled and peer reviewed as part of a professional learning program in inquiry-based learning for school teachers. The professional learning courses were part of a pilot partnership between the NSW Government’s Sydney Metro transport agency and Western Sydney University. Students explore how have trains changed over time and how they can work together to showcase their learning on a website for other students.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT2-2) describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

(GE2-1) examines features and characteristics of places and environments

(GE2-2) describes the ways people, places and environments interact

(GE2-4) acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

(EN2-1A) communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts

(EN2-2A) plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language

(EN2-10C) thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

(EN2-12E) recognises and uses an increasing range of strategies to reflect on their own and others' learning

(HT2-5) applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

More information

Resource type:
Teacher guide
ScOT topics:
Inquiry-based learning, Public transport, Rail transport, Websites
Critical thinking activity, Problem solving, Research project
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 9 December 2019

Resource ID: a5cac962-d09c-4a09-9633-9bfa3401d9ab