Tiny treasures workshop

90 minutes
Year level
Year: 1–2
$150 per group (up to 25 students)
Terms 1 & 2: 100 students; Terms 3 & 4: 50 students

Step into the shoes of a librarian, historian and conservator 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, students 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 and share information
  • plan and create a digital narrative about an object using iPads
  • 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 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)
  • consider ways to express and describe thinking activity, including the expression of feelings about learning, both to others and self (VCCCTM007).

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.

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