Secondary students analyse and question historical sources as they retell an incident in the life of the Kelly Gang in comic book form.
$130 per group (up to 25 students)
Secondary students put history to the test in this creative workshop, analysing and questioning historical sources as they retell an incident in the life of the Kelly Gang.
In their own words, and using the Comic Life app, students gather evidence for their historical narrative by looking at a range of sources.
Students also gain an understanding of the Library's role in collecting historic artefacts, and experience first-hand our heritage building's unique architecture and legacy.
- learn how to create their own comic using the Comic Life app
- write a historical narrative using digital storytelling techniques
- question historical sources that inform their opinion of Ned Kelly
- be inspired by the domed La Trobe Reading Room from the gallery level
This program links strongly to the Victorian Curriculum, history and critical & creative thinking capabilities, and is relevant to Years 9–10.
This program assists students to:
- sequence significant events to create a narrative using a digital format
- identify the origin, content features and purpose of historical sources
- explain the significance of an event and an individual that influenced change
- examine how different kinds of questions can be used to identify and clarify information, ideas and possibilities
- explain different historical interpretations and contested debates about the past
Embark on a journey of discovery at the State Library
Held in the inspiring heritage setting of Australia's oldest public library, our school excursions offer students a uniquely immersive, enriching experience, encouraging return visits and life-long learning. The Library has provided free access to information and education since 1856, and we invite students to become part of history as they tour the breathtaking dome and view our historic collections. All tours and workshops are developed by experienced teachers, aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and facilitated by expert staff.