How are social histories put together? What stories can objects and documents tell?
An investigative multimedia assisted workshop that aims to show how the stories of individual lives fit into the local, national and global mosaic of history. Working like historians and curators, students put on white-gloves and unpack, investigate, research and record the lives of several South Australians and their immigration stories. A constructivist ‘hands-on’ approach to 20th and 21st history, with a recent migration story added.
Years: 6, 9, 10, 12
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $12.50 per student or $9.50 for government category 1-4, rural or regional schools.
- 1:6 for Pre-school to Year 2
- 1:10 for Years 3 to 7
- 1:15 for Years 8 to 12
Teachers and supervisors attend free of charge at these ratios.
Note: The Migration Museum can accommodate a maximum of two classes per day. If you have a larger group, note this on your booking request form and you can contact us to chat about your options.
About Education at the Migration Museum
The Migration Museum tells the stories of South Australians and celebrates cultural diversity. It offers a wide variety of education programs to suit a range of year levels and learning outcomes. Explore the galleries, take part in a curriculum-aligned education program and develop student’s curiosity about and interest in history.
AC9HS6K03 – the motivation of people migrating to Australia since Federation and throughout the 20th century, their stories and effects on Australian society, including migrants from the Asia region
AC9HS6S02 – locate, collect and organise information and data from primary and secondary sources in a range of formats
AC9HS6S04 – evaluate primary and secondary sources to determine origin, purpose and perspectives
AC9HS6S05 – develop evidence-based conclusions
AC9HH9K01 – the causes and effects of European imperial expansion and the movement of peoples in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the different responses to colonisation and migration
AC9HH9K02 – the key social, cultural, economic and political changes and their significance in the development of Australian society during the period
AC9HH9K07 – the development of Australian society in relation to other nations in the world by 1914, including the effects of ideas and movements of people
AC9HH9S02 – locate, identify and compare primary and secondary sources to use in historical inquiry
AC9HH9S03 – identify the origin and content of sources, and explain the purpose and context of primary and secondary sources
AC9HH9S04 – explain the usefulness of primary and secondary sources, and the reliability of the information as evidence
AC9HH9S06 – compare perspectives in sources and explain how these are influenced by significant events, ideas, locations, beliefs and values
AC9HH10K07 – the effects of significant post–World War II world events, ideas and developments on Australian society
AC9HH10K08 – the causes of changes in perspectives, responses, beliefs and values on migration that have influenced Australian society since 1945
AC9HH10K13 – the continuing efforts to create change in the civil rights and freedoms in Australia, for First Nations Australians, migrants and women
AC9HH10S02 – locate, identify and compare primary and secondary sources to use in a historical inquiry
AC9HH10S03 – identify the origin and content of sources, and explain the purpose and context of primary and secondary sources
AC9HH10S04 – explain the usefulness of primary and secondary sources, and the reliability of the information as evidence
AC9HH10S06 – compare perspectives in sources and explain how these are influenced by significant events, ideas, locations, beliefs and values
Modern History, Unit 4:
The Modern World since 1945 – An overview, as background, of the volume and forms of migration before 1945, including legal and illegal migrants, mass migration to former settler colonies and refugee movements (ACHMH208), The consequences of the movement of peoples in the period 1945 – 2010, for example urban migration and labour migration, and the experiences of groups that moved and the implications for Australia, Great Britain and the British Commonwealth (ACHMH214)
Guide for Teachers
Take a look at our Guide for Teachers to find out more about the learning opportunities in the Migration Musem
Where to Next?
Frequently Asked Questions
There is an open courtyard and gazebo with some tables and chairs in the centre of our museum, which can be used for recess or lunch breaks.
The Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden is also just a short walk down Kintore Avenue, which is a nice quiet area with grass and trees.
Is there somewhere to store bags?
Yes, there is a bag storage area on site. Museum Officers will show teachers where this is on arrival.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Migration Museum is wheelchair accessible, and there is an accessible bathroom. Contact us to chat about any accessibility issues or requirements.
Where can we park while we visit?
There is a loading zone on Kintore Avenue outside the museum for pick-up and drop-off. Drivers will need to make arrangements for parking in the area.
Do you have a hot weather policy?
Our museum and learning spaces are air conditioned, so programs can still go ahead in hot weather.
How do we pay?
The Migration Museum is cashless. Schools can either pay on the day with a credit card or a Tax Invoice can be sent to the school for the cost of the visit.
We will only invoice for the number of people who visit on the day, so we do not issue invoices in advance of the visit. Please provide an appropriate email address for payment of the invoice.