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Australian History Workshop

1.5 hours
Year level
$210 per class
25 students per class

Use historical thinking skills to step back in time to examine the changing features of Victoria. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of colonisation during the 19th and 20th centuries by exploring the heritage buildings of State Library Victoria and our vast collection of historical artefacts. 

This program is available Tuesday-Friday during term time at 10.00am and 12.30pm. A maximum of two classes can be allocated to one booking time.

Students will:  

  • use historical sources as evidence to gain an understanding of Victoria’s colonial past
  • analyse cause and effect of the colonisation of Victoria 
  • determine historical significance of key figures and events in Victoria’s history 
  • participate in a guided tour of the Library’s heritage spaces 

This program links to the Victorian Curriculum and helps students to:  

  • Analyse the long term causes, short term triggers and the intended and unintended effects of significant events and developments (VCHHC127).
  • Analyse the different perspectives of people in the past and evaluate how these perspectives are influenced by significant events, ideas, location, beliefs and values (VCHHC124).
  • Evaluate different historical interpretations and contested debates (VCHHC125).
  • Evaluate the historical significance of an event, idea, individual or place (VCHHC128

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