rimary school students using iPads during the 'Place and Culture' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.

Place and Culture

Terms 1 to 4, Monday to Friday
30 minutes
Year level
Years 3 to 4
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 30 students
$7 per student + education service fee
Booking information
Bookings 13 11 02

Students are introduced to the First Peoples of Victoria and learn some of the protocols associated with acknowledging their culture and traditions. They learn about the diversity of the First Peoples of Victoria and their place in the complex history of the Australian continent.

In this self-guided program groups of students can work in specialist teams and focus on specific topics in the booklet in 2000 Generations. Students are given specific tasks to complete in their specialist teams, which encourages them to discuss the knowledge, skills and practices that have been passed down over 2000 generations.

At this year level students focus on the relationship between country and culture, and the connection to place.

They can follow up their investigations back at school using MV learning resources.

Victorian Curriculum links

History: level 3 to 4

  • The significance of Country and Place to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who belong to a local area (VCHHK072)
  • The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the effects on their daily lives (VCHHK078)

Geography: level 3 to 4

  • The many Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia, and the custodial responsibility they have for Country/Place, and how this influences views about sustainability (VCGGK080)
  • Similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there (VCGGK084)

Intercultural capability: level 3 to 4

  • Describe what they have learnt about themselves and others from intercultural experiences including a critical perspective on and respect for their own and others cultures (VCICCB006)

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