Fremantle Prison’s Key to Knowledge program provides educational resources for students and teachers engaging with Western Australian history. The Key to Knowledge resources are designed to support the Western Australian Curriculum Framework and have been developed to support an inquiry based approach to the teaching of history.

Australian History Curriculum Resources

These resources are designed for teachers planning to link their students’ visit to Fremantle Prison with the Australian Curriculum History Learning Area.

Each document provides suggested curriculum links, suggested learning activities, information about how to book your school visit to Fremantle Prison, and information about the Prison’s history.

Click on the links provided to download each document in PDF form.


Year 5 Teacher Resources
Year 5 Teacher Resources Year 6 Teacher Resources Year 9 Teacher Resources Year 10 Teacher Resources

Convict History

The Convict History resources are designed for upper primary school students studying early colonial or convict history.  Click on the links provided to download each document in PDF form.

  • The Teacher Resource provides suggested pre-visit and post-visit activities, as well as Fremantle Prison tour information.
  • The Student Resource provides activity sheets for students.


Teacher Resource Student Resource


 The Convict History Information Packs provide information that supports the above Teacher and Student resources. 

 Convict Daily Life Convict Biographies Convict Escapes Building the
Convict Establishment

English Language Resources

To assist your students in mastering the English language we have compiled the following:

Tourism and Marketing Student Information

Fremantle Prison is a popular choice for students undertaking research assignments in various marketing and tourism related subjects.

Fremantle Prison is unable to provide copies of its Marketing Plans, Surveys or Business Plans to students as these documents are confidential.