A Load of Old Rubbish? - Melbourne Story

Years 7-9, Program led by museum staff

What techniques do historians employ? What are their sources of evidence? How do we know what life was like in the past? A Load of Old Rubbish? Focuses on the Little Lon section of The Melbourne Story in the late 1800s. It invites students to consider what we can learn from the rubbish we leave behind.

Students learn more about archaeological practice by working with objects from the 1880’s  in a facilitated program. They work in community of enquiry teams and are given individualised team handouts to guide their learning in the Little Lon section of Melbourne Story.

This program has  links to Historical Skills in AUSVELS Curriculum with a particular focus on historical evidence and interpretation.

Available Terms 1 - 2, Tuesday – Friday
Session times: 10am, 11.30am & 1pm
Session duration: 90 minutes (includes exhibition)

Maximum 30, minimum 15 students per session
Cost: $5.00 per student plus education service fee