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Australian history

 

Below are programs related to studies of Australian history.

Then and Now

Students investigate changes in Australian life over the past 100 years. They handle and investigate a variety of historical objects from everyday life and then continue this exploration in the galleries.

Year levels Preschool–4
Group size 30 students
Duration 90 minutes
Cost $6 per student

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Symbols of Australia

Students investigate some iconic objects that symbolise aspects of Australian life and history. They then explore the galleries to identify a range of Australian symbols.

Year levels Preschool–4
Group size 30 students
Duration 90 minutes
Cost $6 per student

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Australia's Migration Stories

Students investigate the contents of a mystery migrant's bag and study some migration stories. They reflect on why people have come to Australia and how government policy and community attitudes have changed over time. Students then explore the galleries using digital cameras to photograph objects and learn more about the contribution of migrants to Australian life.

Year levels 5–12 (6–12 in Qld, WA and SA)
Group size 40 students
Duration 2 hours
Cost $6 per student

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Making a Nation

Students form small groups to investigate the theme of nationhood by handling and discussing objects. They then explore different galleries using digital cameras to photograph objects related to the Australian nation. The photographs are made available on our website for follow-up activities. This program can be adapted as a decade study. Please discuss this when booking your program.

Year levels 5–12 (6–12 in Qld, WA and SA)
Group size 40 students
Duration 2 hours
Cost $6 per student

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Meet the people

An interpretive presentation which introduces students to the lives of some fascinating people who have made significant contributions to Australia as a nation. Students are then encouraged to explore the galleries under the supervision of their teachers. Activity sheets are available to help students discover further examples of active citizenship in Australian history.

Year levels P–12
Group size Up to 120 students
Duration 1 hour; allow 30–60 minutes for
teacher-guided exploration
Cost $4 per student

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