The Migration Museum will be offering its regular Immigration Overview programs throughout the year. Please check the Programs page.
The program Nineteenth Century Children is being updated and will be available from term 2.
Upcoming special events....
Losing the Plot!
Teacher professional development opportunity.
Wednesday February 17, 5.15-6.30
Curator and historian Louise Bird talk will talk about the stories behind the food on our plates as she explores food gardening in South Australia. Food gardening is a reflection of the many cultures of the people – adults and children - who call South Australia home. It explores how food gardening has moved from a necessary human activity to become an occupation, a leisure activity, and a form of learning. The talk will look at Adelaide’s first food gardens created by the local Aboriginal people, food gardening at home and the contribution that different cultural groups have made to market gardening in South Australia. It will focus on the role of productive gardening in South Australia’s public schools. Using selected schools as examples the talk explores the 150 year history of school gardening in South Australia and examines the links between school gardens and pedagogical thinking, the creation of school gardens as gendered spaces, the types of produce grown and how it was used.
free, plus free parking
Certificate of Attendance provided
The Migration Museum has formed a partnership with Thebarton Senior College for Refugee Week to provide an opportunity for students (and the general public) to share the experiences and stories of students who have recently arrived in Australia. The program is tailored to Year 6 HASS.
Come and hear stories of people who migrated since federation and the reasons they migrated.
- Comparing push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia
- Exploring individual narratives using primary sources
- describing cultural practices related to family life, beliefs and customs of newly arrived migrant groups and comparing these with those of the communities in which they settled in Australia.
Learning Area: History ACHASSK136
Two hour (negotiable) program
June 27 - July 8
Whats the big idea? (Formerly -Whose History?)
In this 2 hour learning program for NAIDOC Week, students visit both the Migration Museum galleries and the Art Gallery of South Australia collections. The learning outcomes will focus on developing reconciliation skills, and the highlighting of South Australia’s 40,000 year plus history.
Part 1. In this 1 hour learning program students are taken through the Migration Museum galleries separately by two different presenters and told the history of South Australia from two different perspectives- the Aboriginal perspective and the Colonisers perspectives using the same displays.
Students are challenged to think critically about their own perspectives and opinions, to question texts and sources, to identify bias and to discuss whose story is being told.
Part 2. In this 1 hour learning program students are taken through the Art Gallery of South Australia collections to explore colonial and contemporary art with a critical perspective. This will build upon the concepts explored by the Migration Museum program.
This collaborative learning program supports:
- Learning Areas: History, Civics and Citizenship, English, Visual Art
- Cross Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture
- General Capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical behaviour, Intercultural understanding
Suitable: Years 3-7
When: June 27-July8
Cost: Free for NAIDOC Week
Bookings essential: F 08 8207 0580 E firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact the DECD Education Managers:
Madelena Bendo at the Migration Museum on T 82077580 E email@example.com
Mark Fischer at the Art Gallery on T 08 8207 7033 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum-focused learning programs for early years to senior students and for teachers are created and managed by specialist DECD teachers based at the Migration Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia.
Please visit the DECD Outreach Education website for more information.
August 22-26: Australia: Story Country
Various Australian story tellers will be invited to tell their favourite story. Stories will be told by some of our oldest inhabitants to people who have recently arrived. Check this website regularly as we update this interesting week of Australian: Story Country.
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