First Peoples - Our Shared History

F-10, Led by museum staff

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. They will learn about the diverse language and clan groups of Victoria and the living culture as it is practised today.

Students will be given the use of an iPad to share in pairs to record their experience of the exhibition, and will be assigned tasks to complete. Schools can bring their own ipads and the Book Creator app if they already use this technology.

The core First Peoples experience is enhanced by assigned tasks that focus on different sections of the exhibition that address specific AusVELS year level  learning outcomes: P-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10.

The learning focus of this session corresponds with:

AusVELS History. Years P-10
Historical Knowledge and Understanding
Historical Skills

Cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Available Terms 1 – 4, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only
Session times: 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:00pm
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