Special events for teachers and students are listed below.
Alexander Bunyip's Australian Curriculum "History Is Fun" School Performance
Author and illustrator Michael Salmon explores History in the Australian Curriculum through storytelling and live cartooning.
Students will examine sources and recount events using National Library treasures that relate to Community and Remembrance (Year 3), First Contact (Year 4), The Australian Colonies (Year 5) and Australia as a Nation (Year 6).
Availability: Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4 June 2015
Cost: $5 per student
Enquiries and bookings: email@example.com or 02 6262 1271
Neighbour - Video Conference Workshop
Students will investigate and acknowledge the significant contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people locally and globally with this workshop focussing on the fascinating, but little known story of Aya-I-Ga, also known as Neighbour.
Neighbour was the first Indigenous Australian to receive the Albert Medal for gallantry.
This program allows participants to interact with the National Library of Australia’s presenters, original objects and photographs and is suitable for students in Years 7-10.
The workshop supports Australian Curriculum Historical Skills on analysis and use of sources (e.g ACHHS209). Students will identify the origin and purpose of primary and secondary sources and respond to questions about photographs, artefacts and stories to explain the past. It also relates directly to the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
Join us for our virtual excursion pilot – your participation and feedback will help us to develop new digital learning programs based on the National Library’s collections.
Availability: Ongoing. Times are as arranged.
Enquiries and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6262 1289
This session requires standards based video conferencing equipment such as Polycom (or similar), to test your equipment please contact us.
Why not kickstart 2014 by incorporating a morning or afternoon at the National Library of Australia into your school's professional learning development program? The Library's education team have explored its collections to identify resources relevant for learning areas, including natural disasters, the goldrush, Australian authors, the Anzac story - and many more. This is a program and site visit which is available throughout the school year.
Ongoing, includes after school sessions from 4-5pm.
Enquiries and bookings: email@example.com or 02 6262 1289