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Burke & Wills workshop

Australian Curriculum years/ AusVELS levels: 3-6
Learning Areas/Domains: history
General capabilities: critical thinking, personal and social behaviour, ethical behaviour, intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $7.70 per student (inc GST)

The hands-on Burke & Wills workshop helps students understand the Victorian Exploring Expedition of 1860 and develop an understanding of outback survival skills.

Students will have the opportunity to hear the story of Burke and Wills while viewing some of the original artifacts from this historic journey. Students will explore similarities and differences between original supplies for the Burke and Wills expedition and modern day exploration equipment. Students will use critical thinking skills as they collaborate, prioritise, question and reflect.

This popular interactive activity is a great introduction to the topic of exploration.

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Requests for student visits must be made at least four weeks prior to your intended visit. 

Once we've received your request, you'll receive an email containing details of your request. We will then contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

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