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.
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.
You are in Adelaide in the 1800s, where your luck is made by the roll of the dice. Your clothing may not be suitable for your age or the season, it might feel hot and scratchy – you have to make do with what you have!
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.
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. SouthAustralia’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.
In this 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.
Students finish the program identifying actions that they as individuals can take that will contribute to the reconciliation process.
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.
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.
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:
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.