Students engage in dramatic activities through physical, emotional and intellectual ownership of immigration stories. By means of research and adaptation, students improvise a creative storyline based on historical truth and develop an understanding of the conflicts and difficulties inherent in making a journey to Australia as an immigrant.
Program units have been designed for secondary students; the Leavings unit has been designed for Year 7, New World New Life for Years 8-9, Getting In for Years 11-12.
The excursion program also includes an introduction and exercise by an Immigration Museum staff member. The Drama and Cultural Diversity unit resources are available online.
Available Terms 1 - 4, Monday-Friday
Session times: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15, 1.15pm, 2pm, 3pm
Session duration: 60 minutes
Maximum 50 students per session
Cost: education service fee