Cold Case Detectives in The Melbourne Story

Years 9-10, Program led by museum staff

What do cold case detectives and historians have in common? What forms of evidence do they use? Bernard and students cracking the case

Students investigate various time periods in the Melbourne Story exhibition in the role of detectives/historians, profiling the lives - and possibly deaths - of ‘cold cases’ from Melbourne’s past. Students examine objects that belonged to their missing person and use their knowledge of the period to construct plausible scenarios about their fate.

Their investigations continue in the exhibition. Students will collaborate as a team to draw tentative conclusions about aspects of the era by pooling their findings.

The program provides the basis for further investigations back at school.

Aligns with Year 9 and 10 AUSVELS

Available Terms 1-4, Tuesday-Friday.
Session times: 10am, 11.30am & 1pm.
Session duration: 80 minutes (includes exhibition).

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