Curriculum references

Australian Curriculum  
HASS Year 5 ACHASSK1o6, ACHASSK107, ACHASSK108, ACHASSK109, ACHASSK110
HASS Year 6  ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137

NSW  
Stage 3 History Geography  HT3.1, HT 3.2, HT 3.3, HT 3.4 GE3.2
Years 5 – 6 (stage 3) HASS 

Program structure

The Australian National Maritime Museum offers Australian Curriculum linked programs designed to tell stories of those who have left their homeland to settle in Australia. They highlight the positive contribution immigration and migrants have made to Australia and its society through stories of overcoming hardships to build a new life.

Three separate programs are available and teachers can choose one or a combination to suit their students’ needs.

  • Museum Memories 1750-present
    Museum tour highlighting migration stories throughout time.
  • Stories and Suitcases 1788- 1900*
    Hands-on Workshop examining objects belonging to migrants from the period to help students understand their stories.
  • Documents and Dialogue 1901-present*
    Hand-on workshop investigation, using oral histories and primary source documents to help student comprehension of migrants’ experiences.

The workshops are constructed to encourage students to delve into a real migrant’s experiences through objects, oral histories and primary source documents then think of a way to respectfully present the story to the other members of the group.

Combine programs for half day in-depth migration experience

Duration: 90 minute per session for an Educator led workshop
Cost:

  • 1 program: $225 per group with a maximum of 15 students
  • 2 programs: $300 per group with a maximum of 15 students
  • 3 programs $350 per group with a maximum of 15 students 

Ratio: A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies.

Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge within the ratios specified in Plan Your School Visit. 

One or more of the following programs can be selected:
  • Museum Memories 1750-present
  • Stories and Suitcases 1788- 1900
  • Documents and Dialogue 1901-present

View Teacher Resources for this excursion