June Newsletter 2021
National Museum of Australia - Exciting Teacher Event - Save the date
On Thursday 30 September the National Museum of Australia is hosting an exciting event just for teachers and educational specialists! This professional learning event will explore diverse perspectives on Australian history, including stories of migration, gender, sexuality and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences. This event will have something for everyone, including teachers of all year levels, from Pre-school to Year 12.
The best news? The event is taking place during the school holidays for all states and territories and is being hosted on a digital platform, so it will be accessible to all teachers around Australia!
Pop this date in your diaries and stay tuned for more info! Keep an eye on our website and join ‘The Museum for Teachers’ Facebook group to keep up to date on all the event news, including the themes, keynote speakers and how to register!
National Museum of Australia - Classroom Resources - Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom
If you’re looking for free online learning resources that are aligned with the Australian Curriculum, check out the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom. With quizzes, games, videos, a Virtual Museum and an Australian history timeline, the Digital Classroom has been designed to engage school students of all ages. For teachers, we have created comprehensive learning modules with clear curriculum links, and many resources have accompanying teachers’ notes with ideas for classroom use.
Produced by the National Museum of Australia with the generous support of Gandel Philanthropy, the Digital Classroom aims to enliven the teaching and learning of history, geography and civics and citizenship. https://digital-classroom.nma.gov.au/
Sign up now for the Parliamentary Education Office’s Constitution masterclass for teachers. In this exciting collaboration with the High Court of Australia and the National Archives of Australia, teachers will explore the significance of Australia’s Constitution, the High Court’s role in interpreting it and how the original signed copy is preserved by the National Archives of Australia. Teachers will receive a range of curriculum-aligned interactive and immersive teaching resources and strategies. This program, and the PEO’s other teacher professional learning programs are delivered online via video conferencing. Can’t bring your class to Canberra? Explore Parliamentary Insider, the PEO’s video conference program for students. Parliamentary Insider gives students the opportunity to speak with experts and explore how Parliament works to make Australia a better place to live. This curriculum-aligned program explores the function and significance of Australia's democratic system of government.
National Film and Sound Archive
At the National Film and Sound Archive we understand how young people live in a screen-based world. As experts in media and film, we strengthen student’s digital literacy skills and empower them to make responsible choices online. We explore storytelling through animation, advertising, gaming, social media, film and music and analyse the techniques used to influence viewers. Tickets to the one- hour fully-facilitated program in our historic building are $7 per student.
Book by emailing education@NFSA.gov.au
For more information: https://www.nfsa.gov.au/learning
National Capital Authority
The National Capital Authority now has four virtual excursions available for schools who cannot travel to Canberra, or do not have time to visit all the attractions whilst there. The virtual excursions to:
The National Capital Exhibition
Reconciliation Place and
are all available to book through https://www.bookcanberraexcursions.com.au/ Our presenters will also chat with your students on your preferred platform (such as Zoom) at the end of the excursion, to answer their questions and provide insights. We call this Talk Back Time.
For more information, go to: https://www.nca.gov.au/discover-and-learn/education-programs this page also has a link to learning resources.