COVIDSafe – Changing worlds: Childrens’ experiences of Colonisation

The program hits the curriculum links of First Contacts (life for Indigenous Australians pre- and post-contact) and asks the following Inquiry Questions

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How have laws affected the lives of people, past and present?

This program focuses on the lives of  children both pre and post colonization in South Australia including the experience of children at The Native School Establishment that was on this very site in the 1845-51. As such it provides a unique real life example of First Contact. This program also includes the opportunity for one or two students to “dress up “ in the uniforms provided by the colonial administrators of the school which the Kaurna students were required to wear when attending the school . This, along with other components of the program serve to provide students with an insight into the experience of the children who attended this school.

Term 1, 2, 3 and 4
Years 3 and 4

Fees

75 minute program with a short COVIDsafe introduction.
Cost $5/equity$2 per student.
Ratio of 1 supervisor to 6 students minimum required.
Bookings are essential, please call 8207 7580 or schools.migration@history.sa.gov.au

The History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum is committed to keeping our visitors, our people and our volunteers safe.

We will continue to monitor, evaluate and adapt our education programs to fit government COVIDSafe guidelines and align with Department for Education recommendations. Please continue to contact us with education inquiries and keep in touch for updates.

COVIDSafe – Being a child in the 19th century

In this fun education program students explore the past focusing on school life and daily life of colonial Australia before schooling became compulsory in South Australia.

What did children learn at school? What technology was used?

The program will:

  • connect the past to the present through developing an understanding of school life in the nineteenth century
  • explore the use of slate and slate pencils
  • explore the history of this site
  • consider the effects of colonization for Indigenous Australians
  • consider how laws affected the lives of people, past and present.

Suitable for years R-2/3

Terms 2, 3 and 4

Fees

75 minute program with a short COVIDsafe introduction.
Cost $5/equity$2 per student.
Ratio of 1 supervisor to 6 students minimum required.
Bookings are essential, please call 8207 7580 or schools.migration@history.sa.gov.au

The History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum is committed to keeping our visitors, our people and our volunteers safe.

We will continue to monitor, evaluate and adapt our education programs to fit government COVIDSafe guidelines and align with Department for Education recommendations. Please continue to contact us with education inquiries and keep in touch for updates.

Image: William A Cawthorne, Native girls going to Trinity Church, Adelaide 1846, Courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales, FL3210708