School programs and resources

Year Level

Learning Area

When

Type

A group of kids trying out cloth and Asian conical hats,participating in a school education program

Pack your bags

Every suitcase tells a story; learn about the stories of people from different places who have made Australia their home.

Years F-4 Museum Staff-led
Students participating in education program in Immigration Museum

Leaving and arrival

Investigate the waves of migration that have shaped Australia.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
School children looking a museum objects with a museum staff member

Passport plus

An interactive session unpacking migrant stories from the 19th century to present day.  

Years 5-8 Museum Staff-led
Exhibition and visitor watching a screen

Seeking refuge

Explore the issues surrounding refugee settlement in the context of Australia's immigration history.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
Identity cabinet with various items
VCE

Identity and belonging: VCE English

Explore the themes of identity and belonging through an exploration of what it means to be part of a multicultural nation.

Years 11-VCE Museum Staff-led
Historical timeline on wall in Identity
VCE

Identity and belonging: self-directed

Explore themes of identity and belonging through an exploration of what it means to be part of a multicultural nation.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
Front cover of different passports
New Program

VCAL personal development skills strand program

A program introducing VCAL students to Victoria’s cultural diversity through a visit to the Immigration Museum.

Years 11-VCE Self-directed
Woman with children in the Journeys of a Lifetime gallery

Leaving and arrival: self-directed

Investigate the waves of migration that have shaped Australia.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Baggage labels from luggage used on sea voyages
City Experience

City excursion: what does it mean to be an Australian?

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum, including a staff-led program, to enhance city-based learning.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
School girls looking at objects
VCE

VCE sociology: ethnicity

A special program to support VCE Sociology Unit 3 Area of Study 2.

Years 12-VCE Museum Staff-led
School students viewing the Immigration Museum's Timeline

Global citizenship

Use an onsite visit to Immigration museum and online programs Talking Faiths  and Talking Difference , to contextualise student understanding of diversity.

Years 9-12 Museum Staff-led
Primary students looking into glass case

Pack your bags: self-directed

Every suitcase tells a story; learn about the stories of people from different places who have made Australia their home.

Years 3-4 Self-directed
School students viewing the Immigration Museum's Timeline

Global citizenship: self-directed

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum and online programs Talking Faiths and Talking Difference to contextualise student understanding of diversity.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Students standing in foyer of building

Passport

What motivates people to leave their homeland? What objects and stories do they bring with them?

Years 5-8 Self-directed
Two children at Immigration Museum viewing the Singing Blackbird diorama in the boat

Primary pathways

Self directed pathways to support an excursion exploring stories of immigration and cultural diversity.

Years 2-6 Self-directed
Travelling trunk with stickers

Immigration pathway

Students can discover that there is an immigration story in the life or family history of every non-Indigenous Australian.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Erinbank students in the Settlings gallery at Immigration Museum
City Experience

City excursion: Immigration Museum experience

Use an onsite visit to the Immigration Museum to enhance city-based learning programs.

Years 9-10 Self-directed
Students working the multimedia interactive in the Getting In gallery

Drama and cultural diversity: secondary

Drama-based resources about immigration and cultural diversity for use in the classroom and at the Immigration Museum.

 

Years 7-12 Self-directed
Three girls looking at a letter, wearing nineteenth-century style dresses

Drama and cultural diversity: primary

Drama-based activities about immigration and cultural diversity for use in the classroom and at the Immigration Museum.

Years 2-6 Self-directed
4 School children looking at a map of Europe

Avventura, forza e coraggio: senior secondary

An Italian language experience where students uncover migration stories using Italian language skills.

Years 9-12 Self-directed
Group of school children around a table with a typewriter on it

Sharing Stories

The Sharing Stories school incursion brings Immigration Museum learning activities to Year 3 – 6 students in regional Victoria.