Programs

School Programs

The Migration Museums education programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum. If you require a program to be modified for your students learning needs, please contact the Education Manager on 82077692. 

Education Programs

Changing Places: migration now

School education program
Bookings are essential

Monday March 20 - Sunday August 27

Who is migrating to South Australia right now? Where are migrants coming from, and why? How is migration experienced? How does government policy shape migration journeys? Looking at the history of migration since systematic colonization and concentrating on post 1945 waves, this education program will provide an overview of how the patterns of migration change. 

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Overview: First Contacts

School education program
Bookings are essential

Term 1, 2, 3 and 4

Beginning with the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, students explore the early movements of people, colonisation and exploration. Students explore the impact of systematic colonisation of South Australia on Aboriginal people. 

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Overview: Australia's colonization, migration and democracy in the 1800's

School education program
Bookings are essential

Term 1, 2, 3 and 4

This Overview will explore colonial Australia in the 1800s and the social, economic, political and environmental causes and effects of Australia’s development and on the relationship between humans and their environment. South Australia’s plan of systematic colonisation, the system of  ‘Protection’ of Aboriginal people, waves of  migration and the development of democracy in the 1800s will be the focus. 

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Hopes and Dreams

School holiday activity

8 – 23 July 2017, 10am-4pm weekdays, 1-4pm weekends.

Australia’s migrants come with hopes and dreams for the future - what are yours?

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NAIDOC Week: Challenging Perspectives

School education program
Bookings are essential

June 26- July 3

Challenge your perspectives!  Whose history do you listen to?

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A day in the life of a child in the 19th century

School education program
Bookings are essential

August 28- September 29

In this joint program between the Migration Museum and Ayers House, students will explore daily life for children in the 19th Century.

Migration Museum: explore school life, games, chores. 

Ayers House: home life comparing the life of a child of a servant or the child of person who owned the house.

 

Explore connections between the past and the presnt, failiy life, home life and memories. 

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Celebrations-What's the time Mr Wolf? It's holiday time!

School education program
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 25 October- Friday 8 December

Lets celebrate a time! What time? A time without a clock... When did Adelaide get its first clock? Where was it? Why did Adelaide want a big clock? How did it change life? Lets explore how time is measured between cultures and historical periods. 

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Unpacking Histories

School education program
Bookings are essential

Term 1 and Term 4

Be ready to unpack a migrants or refugees suitcase...

How are social histories put together?  What stories can objects and documents tell?

An investigative multimedia assisted workshop that aims to show how the stories of individual lives fit into the local, national and global mosaic of history. Expose students to experience  working like historians and curators, putting on white-gloves students will unpack, investigate, research and record the lives of several South Australians and their immigration stories. A constructivist ‘hands-on’ approach to 20th and 21st history.

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Being a child in the 19th Century

School education program
Bookings are essential

Term 1 and Term 4

This  90 program connects students personal worlds to the past and the present. Students dress up in 19th century school uniforms, take on a 19th century name and explore school and family life in the mid 1800's .

Using the galleries, this program takes students on an exploratory journey of life for children in 19th Century Colonial Australia. The program explores questions such as:

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • What was school life like in the mid 1800's?
  • How has technology affected daily life over time?
  • How is my world different from the past?
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Responding to Racism with ActNow Theatre

School education program
Bookings are essential

Wednesday July 5 10.30-12.30

Responding to Racism is an award winning interactive theatre performance presented by ActNow Theatre in partnership with Migration Museum to identify, respond to, and prevent racism. This performance will  be facilitated by junior secondary students from Kaurna Plains School and is supported by a NAIDOC Week grant. 

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Exhibitions & Events

Planting dreams in a new land

Temporary exhibition
Bookings are required for groups

Friday 31 March - Sunday 27 August 2017

This Forum exhibition presents stories and art by recently arrived Syrian youth from the Adelaide Secondary School of English in association with National Youth Week. Together with the Changing Places exhibition, explore stories of people who have recently arrived in Australia. 

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Immigration in the Twentieth Century

Permanent exhibition
Learn about the rapid changes in South Australia, and Australia, through the twentieth century when mass migration schemes made us the multicultural country we are today. View this event »