School programs and resources

Year Level

Learning Area

When

Type

A group of kids trying out cloth and Asian conical hats,participating in a school education program

Pack your bags

Every suitcase tells a story; learn about the stories of people from different places who have made Australia their home.

Years 2-4 Museum Staff-led
Students participating in education program in Immigration Museum

Leaving and arrival

Investigate the waves of migration that have shaped Australia.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
School children looking a museum objects with a museum staff member

Passport plus

An interactive session unpacking migrant stories from the 19th century to present day.  

Years 5-8 Museum Staff-led
Exhibition and visitor watching a screen

Seeking refuge

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

Years 9-12 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 multicultural 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 multicultural nation.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
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
Person taking notes in front of a showcase

Leaving and arrival: self-directed

Investigate the waves of migration that have shaped Australia.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Baggage labels from luggage used on sea voyages
City Experience

City excursion: what does it mean to be an Australian?

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum, including a staff-led program, to enhance city-based learning.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
School students viewing the Immigration Museum's Timeline

Global citizenship

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum and online programs Talking Faiths and Talking Difference to contextualise student understanding of diversity.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
School students viewing the Immigration Museum's Timeline

Global citizenship: self-directed

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum and online programs Talking Faiths and Talking Difference to contextualise student understanding of diversity.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Travelling trunk with stickers

Immigration pathway

Students can discover that there is an immigration story in the life or family history of every non-Indigenous Australian.

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

City excursion – Immigration Museum experience

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum to enhance city-based learning programs.

Years 9-10 Self-directed
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.

Years 12-VCE Museum Staff-led
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

British Migrants: Instant Australians?

Resources to support a visit to British Migrants: Instant Australians?

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.