Australian Migration Stories

School Excursion Program

  • Curriculum references

    Australian Curriculum  
    HASS Year 6  ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137

    Stage 3 History Geography  HT3.1, HT 3.2, HT 3.3, HT 3.4 GE3.2
    Years 5 – 6 (stage 3) HASS 

    Program structure

    The Australian National Maritime Museum offers Australian Curriculum linked programs designed to tell stories of those who have left their homeland to settle in Australia. They highlight the positive contribution immigration and migrants have made to Australia and its society through stories of overcoming hardships to build a new life.

    Three separate programs are available and teachers can choose one or a combination to suit their students’ needs.

    • Museum Memories 1750-present
      Museum tour highlighting migration stories throughout time. 90 minutes
    • Stories and Suitcases 1788- 1900*
      Hands-on Workshop examining objects belonging to migrants from the period to help students understand their stories. 90 minutes
    • Documents and Dialogue 1901-present*
      Hand-on workshop investigation, using oral histories and primary source documents to help student comprehension of migrants’ experiences. 90 minutes

    The workshops are constructed to encourage students to delve into a real migrant’s experiences through objects, oral histories and primary source documents then think of a way to respectfully present the story to the other members of the group.

    Combine programs for half day in- depth migration experience

    Cost: 1 program $ 10.00 per student, 2 programs $ 15.00, 3 programs $ 18.00

    Special Offer book a joint program with Sydney Jewish Museum and receive $1.00 off per student at both venues

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