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30 students (note that two groups can run concurrently)
$7 per student
Tuesday–Friday at 10am and 1pm
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Have you ever wondered what the Canberra region was like 2000 years ago, 200 years ago or even 20 years ago?
In Canberra’s History: Site Study students step back in time to explore the history of the National Museum of Australia peninsula, including its Indigenous people, the first European pastoral settlers, early Canberra government and today’s National Museum.
- Facilitate students’ exploration of the history of the national capital as they examine sites, objects and stories on the peninsula surrounding the National Museum of Australia.
- Help students understand time, continuity and change by exploring layers of history and human occupation that are marked in various ways around the site.
- Introductory activity — students are introduced to the concept of deep time through object handling and discussion.
- Site exploration — working in groups, students handle objects, listen to stories and explore the past through imaginative exercises at several outdoor sites around the National Museum.
- Reflection — students gather to discuss the link between the physical past of Acton peninsula and how history is represented within the Museum.