Children using magnifying glasses to look at insect specimens in resin blocks.

Objects Based Learning in the Classroom

Teacher professional learning

Tuesday 15 October 2024, 4 to 6pm
Immigration Museum
$30 Museum Teachers
$40 for non Museum Teachers

Explore the role objects can play in supporting students’ learning and thinking.

Every object tells a story. When we interrogate objects we can learn about the past, the present and the future

Join us to unlock the potential of objects in shaping students' understanding and appreciation of history and culture.

Program covers

  • An introduction to simple object-based learning activities that can be done in the classroom

Teachers will be provided

  • Opportunity to learn about new Humanities programs and resources on offer at the Immigration Museum.
  • Time to explore the Immigration Museum galleries
  • The Many Stories student booklet that teachers can use in the galleries and take home after the workshop

Curriculum links

History Level 5-6

  • The causes and the reasons why people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the perspectives, experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (VCHHK091)
  • The stories and perspectives of people who migrated to Australia, including from one Asian country, and the reasons they migrated (VCHHK095)
  • Significant contributions of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrants, to changing Australian society (VCHHK096)

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