School visits

School visits

The Australian History Museum offers Education Programs for years 9,10, 11 and 12 in line with NSW syllabuses. Focusing on the usefulness and reliability of sources from the 1960s and WWI. All programs incorporate hands-on workshops with primary source documents and objects from the Australian History Museum collection creating a meaningful educational experience for all students.

The programs are conducted by the Museum's Education Officer who is a qualified teacher. The skills, talents and subject specialties are matched to suit the requirements of the programs on offer.

The content of these programs can be tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual schools or can be organised along more general lines to meet school requirements. We can also arrange for the seminars to be conducted at your school if possible.

Education Programs

The Australian History Museum at Macquarie University offers two standard programs for schools. Both are in accordance with the NSW Board of Studies Mandatory syllabus and Modern History syllabus. Students can either visit the museum on site or, in some cases, arrangements can be made for the education officer to bring the program to schools in the metropolitan area.

World War I and its aftermath

OUTCOMES: H3.3, H3.4, H4.1

This program focuses on the key features and requirements of the core syllabus. Emphasis is placed on the skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation of the sources. Students are encouraged to recognise the difference between usefulness and reliability, to consider different perspectives and to present their conclusions based on evidence. Original source material includes photographs, propaganda, recruiting posters, letters, postcards, cartoons, medals, objects, newspapers, maps and magazines.

Cost: $16.50 per student (including GST)

1960's / SC Response Workshop

OUTCOMES: 5.1, 5.5, 5.7

This 1.5 hour in-school program using primary source material offers and overview of the Stage 5 History syllabus (Decade Study) and strategies for structuring School Certificate style responses. This program incorporates original print documents and archival footage into an interactive PowerPoint and lecture offering students and insight into the social and cultural fabric of the 1960's focusing on music, fashion, food, technology and British and American influences on popular culture.

Cost: $16.50 per student (including GST)

For enquiries and bookings contact the museum.

Risk assessment 

Download the risk assessment guide to assist you in the planning for your school's visit to the museum.

Risk Assessment PDF, 64.06 KB

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