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Our shared history


Years 5-6
Terms 1-4 Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 30 students

The Humanities

School programs and resources

Students are introduced to the First Peoples of Victoria and learn some of the protocols associated with this aspect of our shared history. 

In the staff led program groups of students are provided with an iPad and use the Book Creator app to create their own story about how selected cultural practices of the First Peoples are represented in the exhibition. They are also given a booklet to document their findings as a team.

Students are given specific tasks to complete which encourage them to discuss the knowledge, skills and practices that have been passed down over 2000 generations. They are then given the opportunity to reflect on the changes that occurred to these practices after the arrival of Europeans. How did Aboriginal people respond to the disruption of their traditional life and their connections to country and culture?

All equipment is provided during this museum staff-led program. The films will be sent back to the teacher. Films might be used as a class resource or assessment task.

Curriculum links

This program links to Victorian Curriculum History Level 5-6:

Students will better understand the diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples, gain insight into perspectives of people from the past and recognise different points of view.