School programs and resources

Year Level

Learning Area

When

Type

Portrait of a woman
new

Creative Arts Learning : Writers workshops

Join author Maxine Beneba Clarke at the Immigration Museum for a writing workshop.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
Exhibition and visitor watching a screen
Updated

Small objects even bigger stories: Settlement stories

Explore the issues surrounding settlement of people seeking refuge in the context of Australia's immigration history.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
Person taking notes in front of a showcase
Updated

Small objects even bigger stories: Moving stories self-directed

Students explore the different journeys people have taken to Victoria from 19th–21st century.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Erinbank students in the Settlings gallery at Immigration Museum
Updated

Migration stories discovery trail for secondary schools

Museum gallery excursion with support activities available online. Short introduction offered by museum staff.

Years 7-12 Self-directed
School children looking a museum objects with a museum staff member
Updated

Small objects even bigger stories: Many stories

An interactive session unpacking settlement and migration stories from the 19th century to present day.

Years 5-8 Museum Staff-led
Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.

Virtual learning

Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of virtual learning sessions.

Years F-VCE Museum Staff-led
Identity cabinet with various items

Identity and belonging

Explore the themes of identity and belonging through an exploration of what it means to be part of a culturally diverse nation.

Years 11-VCE Museum Staff-led
Historical timeline on wall in Identity
VCE

Identity and belonging: self-directed

Explore themes of identity and belonging through an exploration of what it means to be part of a culturally diverse nation.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
A group of kids trying out cloth and Asian conical hats,participating in a school education program
Updated

Small objects even bigger stories: Our stories

Interactive storytelling session focusing on individual journeys to Victoria using objects and artefacts from the collection.

Years 2-4 Museum Staff-led
Front cover of different passports
VCE

VCAL personal development skills strand program

A program introducing VCAL students to Victoria’s cultural diversity through a visit to the Immigration Museum.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
Students participating in education program in Immigration Museum
Updated

Small objects even bigger stories: Moving stories staff-led

Students explore the different journeys people have taken to Victoria from 19th–21st century.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
Students working the multimedia interactive in the Getting In gallery

Drama and cultural diversity: secondary

Drama based resources about immigration and cultural diversity for use in the classroom and at the Immigration Museum.

Years 7-12 Self-directed
School girls looking at objects
VCE

VCE sociology: ethnicity

A special program to support VCE Sociology Unit 3 Area of Study 2.

Year VCE Museum Staff-led
Primary students looking into glass case
updated

Victorian Stories discovery trail for primary schools

Museum gallery excursion with support activities available online. Short introduction offered by museum staff.

Years 3-6 Self-directed
Bill Boyd boxing with his pet Kangaroo, Kanga Joe
Online program

Making history

A digital education package incorporating web conferences with experts, research material and creative tools, enabling students to share digital histories.

Years 5-12 Self-directed
Travelling trunk with stickers

Small Object Even Bigger Stories: Teacher Resources

Activities for students participating in the Small Objects Even Bigger Stories education programs at the Immigration Museum.

Years 2-12 Teacher Resource
Group of school children around a table with a typewriter on it

Sharing Immigration Stories

The Sharing Immigration Stories program brings museum learning activities to Year 3 – 6 students in regional Victoria.