Tiny treasures workshop

90 minutes
Year level
Year: 1–2
$150 per group (up to 25 students)
100 students

Program changes in 2018

In 2018, the Tiny treasures workshop will have a capacity of 100 students (four groups) at a time in terms 1 and 2, and 50 students (two groups) in terms 3 and 4. This is due to our exciting Vision 2020 redevelopment project.

Step into the shoes of a librarian, historian and curator in this hands-on digital storytelling workshop.

Students will work collaboratively to identify and create a record for their own tiny treasure, presenting their findings in a video. Through this interactive experience, they will discover how artefacts can teach us about the past and how the State Library collects and documents these important stories.

Student experience

Students will:

  • work in pairs to collect, organise, conserve and share information
  • plan and create a digital narrative about an object using the Shadow Puppet app
  • explore the Library’s unique heritage spaces, including the iconic La Trobe Reading Room, on a guided tour
  • view significant artefacts, manuscripts and artworks up close in the World of the book (formerly Mirror of the world) exhibition.

Skills development

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

  • identify the content features of primary sources to describe the significance of people, places or events (VCHHC054)
  • identify perspectives about changes to daily life from people in the past or present (VCHHC055).

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.