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Compass laying on a old world map
OnlineYears 3-4

Documenting the voyage

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

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

A boy looking up at the screen with a lit up world map showing Africa and Australia.
OnlineYears 9-12

Seeking Refuge

A virtual program exploring issues of asylum, refugee status, and Australia’s settlement policies.

Two school boys reading an exhibition panel
Museum Staff-ledYears 5-6

Many stories

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

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

Seeking Refuge Museum Staff-led

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

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.

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

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

Museum Staff-ledYears 8-10

Mapping Culture: Lasting Stories

Students explore stories of identity and belonging through panel discussion with established authors and a museum visit to Becoming You exhibition. Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.

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

Waves of Migration 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.

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

Waves of Migration

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

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