Seeking Refuge Museum Staff-led
- Museum Staff-led
- Terms 1-4, Mon–Thu
- Year level
- Years 9-12
- Minmum student numbers
- Minimum 20 students
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 50 students
- $9 per student plus education service fee
- Booking information
- Bookings (03) 9927 2754
Stories of asylum seekers, displaced persons and refugees.
Individuals have sought refuge in Australia for more than 100 years. This interactive and activity-based program uses stories from the museum collections and exhibitions to investigate the experiences of individuals who are forced to leave their homeland.
Students also have the opportunity to investigate the history of legislation relating to the settlement of displaced persons in Australia using documents and individual profiles from the migration and cultural diversity collection. Students and teachers then take their own tour through the permanent exhibition galleries, using the Seeking Refuge workbook.
The workshop session introduces the key ideas and definitions:
- Human Rights
- Asylum Seeker
Students and teachers can take their own tour through the galleries focusing on historical perspectives and the personal stories of refugees.
- Civics and Citizenship: Level 9 and 10
- Humanities – History: Level 10
- Intercultural Capability: Level 9 and 10