This program demonstrates how the cultural heritage of Australia is inextricably linked with the culture of the first Australians.
Students will be welcomed to Bunjilaka and learn some of the protocols still used by Aboriginal people today. The session will introduce students to the diverse language and clan groups of Victoria and the living culture as it is practised today.
Students will then meet the Messenger (in digital form) who will guide them in their exploration of the newly opened First Peoples exhibition, where they will learn about the Koories of Victoria and their connection to country.
There are five separate trails that focus on different sections of the exhibition to meet different year level needs: P-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
The Koorie Guide to Melbourne Museum provides a cross curriculum perspective of exhibits and can be done in conjunction with this program.
The learning focus of this session corresponds with AusVELS History, and the cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
Links directly to Australian Curriculum, History Years P-10
Historical Knowledge and Understanding
Available Terms 1–4, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only
Session times: 10:30am & 12 noon
Session duration: 60 minutes (plus Koorie Guide to Melbourne Museum if desired)
Maximum 30, minimum 15 students per session
Cost: $4.40 per student plus education service fee