School programs and resources

Year Level

Learning Area

When

Type

Exhibition and visitor watching a screen
Updated

Stories of Asylum and Refuge

Students will explore the issues surrounding settlement of people seeking asylum and refuge in the context of Australia's settlement and migration history.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
Two school boys reading an exhibition panel

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

Many stories self-directed

Students are welcomed to the museum by a staff member and then explore the permanent exhibitions on the first floor with their very own passport

Years 5-8 Self-directed
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
VCE

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
Years 7–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 7-VCE Self-directed
A group of kids trying out cloth and Asian conical hats,participating in a school education program

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
VCAL

VCAL personal development skills strand program

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

Year VCAL Self-directed
Students participating in education program in Immigration Museum
Updated

Moving stories staff-led

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

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
School girls looking at objects
Updated

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
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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 research material and creative tools, enabling students to share digital histories.

Years 5-12 Teacher Resource
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
Two school boys reading an exhibition panel

Many stories staff-led

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

Years 5-8 Museum Staff-led
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.