The National Museum of Australia is revising and updating its videoconference content and technology to maximise effectiveness in presenting programs to outreach audiences. For teachers and their students, this means more opportunities to gain access to the Museum’s collection and the expertise of its historians, curators and educators.
The Museum’s expanded suite of videoconference programs will cover:
Indigenous Rights and Freedoms: Years 9 – 12 (Australian history)
Investigating Sources: Years 7 – 12 (Historical skills)
Making a Nation: Years 5 – 12 (Australian history)
Extension History: Years 11 – 12, NSW (Historical skills)
Australian Inventions and Innovations: Years 4 – 8 (Australian history)
Post-Second World War Migration: Years 10 – 12 (Australian and international history)
These videoconference programs align with the strands of 'Historical knowledge and understanding' and 'Historical skills' in the Australian Curriculum: History. The programs’ content maps to a range of individual questions and skill sets in these strands.
Many objects from the Museum’s collection are presented in the programs, in a range of contexts that promote extensive inquiry and the investigation of the stories and history they represent.
As well as the extensive use of objects, the programs provide opportunities to interact with the Museum’s extensive knowledge base in the form of its historians and curators. These people work in partnership with the Museum’s educators during the investigation of objects and themes. Access to this knowledge base via videoconference is an important resource for teachers and students.
For more information on the videoconference programs, please contact email@example.com.