Cultural continuity and change
- Year levels
- Group size
Up to 60 students
1 hour with Museum educator
$7 per student
Tuesday to Thursday, 9am, 11am and 1pm
How many years have Indigenous peoples been living in Australia?
In A Living Culture students handle and explore a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects to help them understand the ways in which Indigenous cultures have evolved and adapted in the last 200 years.
- Consider how Indigenous cultures have adapted and evolved since 1788.
- Discuss aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture including identity, diversity and spirituality.
- Introductory activity – students investigate a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects, considering what the objects are and their use – both in the past and present.
- Gallery activity – working in groups, students explore objects in the First Australians gallery that represent an aspect of Indigenous Australians’ living culture.
- Reflection – students gather to discuss how the objects represent the continuing cultures of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.