Working in small groups, students unpack suitcases filled with objects, artefacts and documents revealing a story from a particular wave of immigration. Each suitcase holds a real story. The groups share their discovered stories, creating a timeline of migration to Australia which can be taken back to school.
Students have time in the museum galleries to explore, in more detail, specific stories of migration. They receive a Waves portfolio in which to record their findings. The Leaving and Arrival education kit with teacher notes, pre visit resources and a reading guide is available online.
New in 2012, an audio guide supports the learning activities in the galleries and acts as a focus for students. The mp3 files can be downloaded prior to your visit for use on personal devices at no cost.
Tip: Right click or option-click a link and choose "Save As..." to download a file.
Leaving and Arrival audio tour transcript
Available Terms 1-4, Tuesday-Friday.
Session times: 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm.
Session duration: 90 minutes, including 45 minutes staff led presentation.
Maximum 50 students per session.
Cost: $4.40 per student plus education service fee.