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Online learning resources

The National Museum of Australia is excited to launch a new teaching history website resource for primary and secondary schools later in 2020.

Produced with the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy, Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom is a dedicated Australian Curriculum Humanities and Social Sciences resource. It aims to enliven the teaching and learning of History, Geography, and Civics and Citizenship through a wide range of student-centred resources.

Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom will feature:

  • an interactive timeline of Australian history
  • games and interactives
  • 3D objects
  • quizzes
  • videos and archival film footage
  • more than 100 defining moments stories
  • a virtual museum visit
  • learning resources written by practising classroom teachers
  • a wealth of curriculum-relevant classroom activities.

We look forward to sharing more about the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website over the coming months.

Meantime, teachers, parents and students can still access the Museum's online classroom resources.

Competition postponed

Our Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom competition has been postponed until 2021, due to the impact of COVID-19.

Banner images: Surf lifesavers; Nicky Winmar, Wayne Ludbey, The Age; wi-fi prototype; Sydney Harbour Bridge; dingo at Fraser Island, Glen Fergus, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 2.5

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