Resources for teachers

About the resources

FastTracking the Future, Sydney Metro’s education program, has been developed by teachers for teachers and offers insight into a current and innovative infrastructure project through more than 130 classroom-ready resources including unit plans and lessons for years K to 10.

The education program provides teachers with classroom-ready materials that will assist primary and secondary students explore the goals of the Sydney Metro project and its legacy for the people and communities of Sydney.

The resources were produced by Sydney Metro in consultation with practising teachers and curriculum specialists. Both teachers and specialists were members of Sydney Metro’s Education Reference Group that advised on the design and development of the teaching resources, and along with independent reviewers, provided comments on the final draft of the resources.

Since its release in March 2014, teachers have used FastTracking the Future resources extensively to support stage-based programming, lesson planning and classroom teaching and learning in schools across Sydney’s North West.

What resources are available?

These resources consist of three elements:

  1. A teaching and learning book containing classroom-ready teaching and learning ideas and activities, unit and lesson plans, source materials and worksheets.
  2. Book chapters in Portable Document File (PDF) format.
  3. Downloadable materials in PDF and MS Word document format including worksheets, images of maps and photographs for use with the interactive whiteboard; and additional teacher support materials to assist with lesson planning and delivery.

It’s easy to download. Simply search by primary or secondary for the full book or select lessons or activities by stage and subject.

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Primary teacher resource: Education Book complete edition November 2016

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This book and related online materials are curriculum resources for primary teachers and students produced by Sydney Metro Northwest in consultation with practising teachers and curriculum specialists. Both teachers and specialists are members of the Sydney Metro Northwest Education Reference Group, an advisory body formed under the auspices of the Sydney Metro Northwest Education Program in March 2013. The Sydney Metro Northwest Education Reference Group advised on the design and development of this resource and, along with independent reviewers, provided comments on a final draft of this document.

Ready to teach, syllabus-based lessons for K-6.

Topics covered: A railway for Sydney's North West region, Linking the nation, Planning, designing and building a railway, Geography, Science, History, English, Mathematics and Creative Arts

Secondary teacher resource: Education Book complete edition November 2016

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This book and related online materials are curriculum resources for secondary teachers and students produced by Sydney Metro Northwest in consultation with practising teachers and curriculum specialists. Both teachers and specialists are members of the Sydney Metro Northwest Education Reference Group, an advisory body formed under the auspices of the Sydney Metro Northwest Education Program in March 2013.

Ready to teach, syllabus-based lessons for 7–10.

Topics covered: A railway for Sydney’s North West region, Linking the nation, Planning, designing and building a railway, Geography, English, History, Mathematics and Science.

Primary teacher resource: Teacher briefing

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Ready to teach, syllabus based lessons for K-6. Includes links to current Syllabuses, activities and units of work for K-6, lessons for Geography, Science, History, English, Mathematics, and Creative Arts. Also includes teacher reference notes and extension work. 

Primary teacher resource - About Sydney Metro

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Background information about the construction of Sydney Metro. Sydney Metro is Australia's biggest public transport project. 

Primary teacher resource - overview of lessons and syllabus outcomes -Topic 1: A railway for Sydney's North West region

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Topics covered: Science, Geography, History, Mathematics

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