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Painting of a sailing ship
OnlineYears 3-4

Documenting the voyage – virtual learning

An interactive story telling session introducing students to primary sources and the perspectives of people from the 19th century.

OnlineYears 5-6

From Vietnam to Victoria – virtual learning

Mai Ho arrived in Victoria in the 1970s after escaping from Vietnam. In this session students will be introduced to her story.

Primary students looking into glass case
Self-directedYears 3-6

Victorian Stories discovery trail for primary schools

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

School children looking a museum objects with a museum staff member
Self-directedYears 5-8

Small objects even bigger stories: 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

Erinbank students in the Settlings gallery at Immigration Museum
Self-directedYears 7-12

Migration Stories discovery trail for secondary schools

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

Historical timeline on wall in Identity
Self-directedYears 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.

Two school boys reading an exhibition panel
Self-directedYears 9-12

Small objects even bigger stories: Moving stories self-directed

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

Front cover of different passports
Self-directedYear VCAL

VCAL personal development skills strand program

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

Bill Boyd boxing with his pet Kangaroo, Kanga Joe
Teacher ResourceYears 5-12

Making history

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

Travelling trunk with stickers
Teacher ResourceYears 2-12

Small objects even bigger stories

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

Exhibition graphic "Becoming You"
Museum Staff-ledYears 10-12

Culture Makers Lab

Students explore the complexities of identity and belonging through creative learning workshops.

Exhibition and visitor watching a screen
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-12

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.

Two museum staff presenting to an iPad which shows schools watching from the classroom.
Museum Staff-ledYears F-VCE

Virtual learning

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

Identity cabinet with various items
Museum Staff-ledYears 11-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.

A group of kids trying out cloth and Asian conical hats,participating in a school education program
Museum Staff-ledYears 2-4

Small objects even bigger stories: Our stories

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

Students participating in education program in Immigration Museum
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-12

Small objects even bigger stories: Moving stories

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

School girls looking at objects
Museum Staff-ledYear VCE

VCE Sociology: Ethnicity

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

Two school boys reading an exhibition panel
Museum Staff-ledYears 5-8

Small objects even bigger stories: Many stories

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

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