Place and culture


Years 3-4
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 acknowledging their culture and traditions.

In the staff-led program student pairs are provided with an iPad and use the Book Creator app to create their own story about how the cultural practices of the First Peoples are represented in the exhibition.

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 learn about the diversity of the First Peoples of Victoria and their place in the complex history of the Australian continent.

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 strongly to Victorian Curriculum History Level 3-4:

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.