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Small objects even bigger stories: Many stories

Museum Staff-led
Terms 2-4, Tuesday-Friday
Year level
Years 5-8
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 50 students
$8 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
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This program is part of the Small Objects, Even Bigger Stories suite of staff-led education sessions at the Immigration Museum. 

Students are invited to uncover the personal settlement and migration stories contained in a collection of suitcases. Students work in teams to unpack the suitcases and develop a profile of the person whose belongings they discover. At the end of the session teams present their findings to the class.  All students are asked to reflect on their own stories and think of an item that might best represent their personal story. 

Following this staff led session students are presented with their 'passport', which they use to guide them through the museum galleries. The gallery experience provides students with the opportunity to extend the understandings established in the suitcase activity.

Curriculum links

  • Humanities – History: Level 5 to 8
  • Intercultural Capability: Level 5 to 8

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