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Self-directedYears 1-2

Daily life

Students learn about how daily life has changed for Aboriginal children and their families.

rimary school students using iPads during the 'Place and Culture' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.
Self-directedYears 3-4

Place and culture

Students learn about the diversity and longevity of Australia’s First Peoples and the significance of place to their culture and identity.

Primary school students participating in the 'Our Shared History' program in the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum.
Self-directedYears 5-6

Our shared history

Students learn about the diversity and longevity of Australia’s First Peoples and the impact of colonisation on their daily life and culture.

Various indigenous Shields in display case
Self-directedYears 7-8

Ancient worlds

Students learn about the diversity of Victoria’s First Peoples as the longest continuous culture in the history of the world.

Image composed of fog, a horse and wing texture
OnlineYears F-VCE

Virtual learning

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

Self-directedYears 9-10

The modern world

Students learn about the diversity of Victoria’s First Peoples and how they have fought for their country and their rights.

A student uses interactive touch screens in Road to Zero, whilst two other students refer to their mobile phone-guided app.
Self-directedYear VCE

Road to Zero VCE Health and Human Development

An interactive, app-guided learning experience for Units 3&4 VCE Health and Human Development students.

School students examining showcases in 600 Million Years Exhibition.
Self-directedYears K-VCE

600 Million Years gallery visit

Journey back in time, 600 million years ago, and discover Victoria’s amazing past through the fossil record.

Staff member talking to visitors in Milarri Garden
Self-directedYears 11-12

A guide for deeper learning

Students learn about the complexity and diversity of Australia’s First Peoples and reflect on their own cultural practices.

Butterflies on display in the Bugs Alive! exhibition at Melbourne Museum
Self-directedYears K-10

Bugs Alive! gallery visit

Uncover live insects and explore over 100 types of bugs and spiders from the museum’s collection in this exhibition.

Visiting child using Dino-viewer to view Diprotodon skeleton.
Self-directedYears K-10

Dinosaur Walk gallery visit

Walk among the skeletons of amazing animals from the past – dinosaurs, flying reptiles and megafauna.

School children using the multimedia interactive
Self-directedYears 1-VCE

First Peoples gallery visit

Self-directed trails for learning in First Peoples.

Recreated toilet building in an exhibition
Self-directedYears 7-10

Dunny Detectives: Excavating Little Lon

Students take on the role of detectives/archaeologists to uncover the truth of Melbourne’s past.

Girl looking at Earth models on display in Dynamic Earth
Self-directedYears F-12

Dynamic Earth gallery visit

Discover how Earth formed, how earthquakes and volcanoes occur, and see amazing rocks and minerals from Museums Victoria’s collection.

Pablo presenting an education program to primary school students in Bunjilaka.
Teacher ResourceYears 1-10

Teacher resources for First Peoples

Extend your experience of the First Peoples exhibition with these resources for the classroom.

Children looking at ferns in Forest gallery
Self-directedYears K-VCE

Forest Secrets gallery visit

Take a journey through a living gallery to discover stories about environments and change in Victoria's tall forests.

Front view of mounted display shark
Self-directedYears F-VCE

Marine Life gallery visit

Journey under Victoria’s seas to discover hidden and unfamiliar worlds which are spectacular, diverse, unique and vulnerable.

Children in AIMES room in Mind exhibition
Self-directedYear VCE

VCE Psychology

Resources to engage students in deeper gallery learning, covering a range of investigative topics from the VCE study design.

Self-directedYears 3-6

The Melbourne Enquiry: self-directed

Students undertake an enquiry for the City of Melbourne about the history of the city and possibilities for its future.

Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10, VCAL

Road to Zero: Road Safety Experience

A world-first road safety education experience to create a new generation of safe young road users.

Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives.
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10, VCAL

Road to Zero physics challenge

A virtual reality physics experiment where students explore the impacts of speeds and friction on stopping distances.

Students engaging with the TAC  Road To Zero Education Learning Centre interactives
Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10, VCAL

Getting the message

Students make a collaborative community health video campaign with a compelling call to action to reinforce positive road usage.

Museum Staff-ledYears 9-10, VCAL

Road to Zero: Regional In-School Program

Victorian secondary schools more than two hours drive from Melbourne Museum can now book the travelling In-School Program.

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