School Excursions - High School

High school excursions at Hurstville Museum & Gallery are fun and interactive programs that provide students with a unique, hands-on learning experience.

All of our programs have a strong focus on developing historical inquiry skills, utilising a wide range of primary and secondary sources, and are designed to meet the outcomes of the new HSIE Syllabus.

Hurstville Museum & Gallery excursions are run by a team of experienced, qualified staff.

Several different High school excursion options are available to choose from. Please contact the Museum & Gallery for advice on which programs would best suit your students.

ANZAC EDUCATION

The Anzac Education program explores the experiences of Australian servicemen and women during the First World War, and promotes a greater understanding of our Anzac legacy.

The program includes seven (7) modules, which all have a focus on analysing and interpreting primary and secondary sources. Many of the sources used are exclusive to the Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collection, giving students access to photographs, letters, oral histories and objects unobtainable elsewhere. Select modules include object handling, personnel profiling, oral history interviews and research techniques.

Schools select their preferred modules to tailor-make an Anzac Education program that best suits their needs. Each module includes relevant pre-visit and post-visit resources, activities and support.

The modules include:

1)       1)      Deception & disguise (30 minutes)

2)      Training day (30 minutes)

3)      Postcards from the front (30 minutes)

4)      What they left behind (30 minutes)

5)      Remembering them (30 minutes)

6)      Veteran voices (30 minutes)

7)      Oral history workshop (90 minutes)

The structure and content of each module is progressive and designed to adapt to the requirements of different learning stages. Curriculum outcomes focus on developing historical skills and inquiry, as well as key content areas for Australians at War.

HSIE syllabus links:

Content

Outcomes*

Australians at War: World Wars I (1914–1918) 

 

  • Significant events and the experiences of Australians at war (ACDSEH108)
  • Significant events and the experiences of Australians at war (ACDSEH108)

 

HT5-1, HT5-2, HT5-4, HT5-7, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

For more information about our Anzac Education program, including module summaries and further curriculum outcomes, visit http://museumgallery5.wix.com/hurstvillelmg-anzac

 

FORCES OF CHANGE

This program looks at the nature of change and continuity in the St George area throughout its history, and assesses the factors that cause major change. Focus areas include changing patterns of work, cultural integration, demographic change, technology, as well as local government.

The Forces of Change program includes 4 modules:

1)      Lecture (30 minutes)

  • A presentation on the history of Hurstville, including Aboriginal people, early settlement, migration patterns, and the causes of change in these communities.  The lecture also includes object handling and historic photographs.

2)      Museum trail (30 minutes)

  • An in-depth and interactive tour of our historical exhibition, St George Stories: people - places - community. This exhibition highlights the individuals, communities and cultural groups who have lived in St George, and what their lives were like. The trail includes a worksheet and self-guided learning.

3)      Local studies and Council tour (30 mins)

  • Information on the history of Hurstville Council and a guide to using primary and secondary sources in Local Studies, Hurstville Library.

4)      Forest Road walking tour (30 minutes)

  • A tour down Hurstville’s oldest and busiest thoroughfare, where a blend of old and new buildings can still be seen. The tour includes historic photographs. 

HSIE syllabus links:

Content

Outcomes*

Expanding contacts: Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History

  • The nature of British colonisation of Australia

HT4-3, HT4-4, HT4-6, HT4-7,

HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

Making a Better World: Movement of peoples (1750–1901)

  • Changes in the way of life of a group(s) of people who moved to Australia in this period, such as free settlers on the frontier in Australia (ACDSEH084)
  • The nature of British colonisation of Australia

HT5-1, HT5-2, HT5-4, HT5-6, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

Australia & Asia: Making a Nation

  • The extension of settlement, including the effects of contact (intended and unintended) between European settlers in Australia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (ACDSEH020)
  • The experiences of non-Europeans in Australia prior to the 1900s (such as the Japanese, Chinese, South Sea Islanders, Afghans) (ACDSEH089)
  •  Living and working conditions in Australia around the turn of the twentieth century (that is 1900) (ACDSEH090)

HT5-1, HT5-2, HT5-4, HT5-7, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

The Modern World and Australia: The Globalising World – Popular culture (1945–present)/Migration experiences (1945–present)

  • The nature of popular culture in Australia at the end of World War II, including music, film and sport (ACDSEH027)
  • The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia, including the influence of significant world events (ACDSEH144)
  • The impact of changing government policies on Australia's migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy, 'Populate or Perish' (ACDSEH145)
  • The impact of changing government policies on Australia's migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy, 'Populate or Perish' (ACDSEH145)

HT5-1, HT5-3, HT5-4, HT5-7, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

 When booking your program, please inform the Museum & Gallery which syllabus content areas you would prefer to focus on.

 

ST GEORGE STORIES EXHIBITION TRAIL

St George Stories: people - places - community explores the history of the St George area through photographs, objects and personal stories. This exhibition highlights the individuals, communities and cultural groups who have shaped this region, from the earliest people to the present day, and how life has changed over the years.

The St George Stories trail includes an interactive tour of the exhibition, in-depth worksheet and self-guided learning. The exhibition also includes a multimedia display with further sources and oral histories, as well as historical objects that can be handled.

The Museum & Gallery offers a 30 minute or 60 minute trail option. The 60 minute trail also includes additional object handling.

HSIE syllabus links:

Content

Outcomes*

Expanding contacts: Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History

  • The nature of British colonisation of Australia

HT4-3, HT4-4, HT4-6, HT4-7,

HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

 

Making a Better World: Movement of peoples (1750–1901)

  • Changes in the way of life of a group(s) of people who moved to Australia in this period, such as free settlers on the frontier in Australia (ACDSEH084)
  • The nature of British colonisation of Australia

HT5-1, HT5-2, HT5-4, HT5-6, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

 

Australia & Asia: Making a Nation

  • The extension of settlement, including the effects of contact (intended and unintended) between European settlers in Australia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (ACDSEH020)
  • The experiences of non-Europeans in Australia prior to the 1900s (such as the Japanese, Chinese, South Sea Islanders, Afghans) (ACDSEH089)
  • Living and working conditions in Australia around the turn of the twentieth century (that is 1900) (ACDSEH090)

HT5-1, HT5-2, HT5-4, HT5-7, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

The Modern World and Australia: The Globalising World – Popular culture (1945–present)/Migration experiences (1945–present)

  • The nature of popular culture in Australia at the end of World War II, including music, film and sport (ACDSEH027)
  • The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia, including the influence of significant world events (ACDSEH144)
  • The impact of changing government policies on Australia's migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy, 'Populate or Perish' (ACDSEH145)
  • The impact of changing government policies on Australia's migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy, 'Populate or Perish' (ACDSEH145)

HT5-1, HT5-3, HT5-4, HT5-7, HT5-9, HTLS-3, HTLS-4, HTLS-5, HTLS-6, HTLS-7, HTLS-8, HTLS-9, HTLS-10, HTLS-11, HTLS-12

 

TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMS

In consultation with your school, Museum & Gallery staff could also design a new program to better meet your learning requirements. Contact the Museum & Gallery for more information regarding this option.


MUSEUM & GALLERY TOURS

Bring your students along to Hurstville Museum & Gallery to see our latest exhibitions. Guided tours include curator insights into our historical exhibition, St George Stories: people, places, community, our current Snapshot Gallery exhibition of local studies photographs, as well as current Main Gallery and Dragon’s Lair Gallery exhibitions. Guided tours run for approximately 45 minutes.

Groups may also book for a free self-guided tour of the Museum & Gallery, which includes a basic object analysis worksheet.

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

To book for any Hurstville Museum & Gallery High School Excursion, please contact (02) 9330 6444 or museumgallery@hurstville.nsw.gov.au

Please be prepared with information regarding your:

·         Preferred dates and times

·         Approximate number of students

·         Syllabus content areas or outcomes you would like to focus on

Excursions to Hurstville Museum & Gallery are recommended to experience the full range of our resources. However, some programs may be run as an incursion at your school, pending consultation with the Museum & Gallery.

Minimum 2 weeks’ notice is required for bookings.

Maximum number of students

·         Anzac Education program = 25 students per module selected. (E.g. the maximum number of students for a program incorporating 3 modules is 75 students per session).

·         Forces of Change program = 100 students per session

·         St George Stories Exhibition Trail program = 35 students per session

·         Museum & Gallery Tours = 35 students per session

Schools may book multiple session times to accommodate larger groups or to include additional modules or programs. Morning and afternoon sessions, or sessions over consecutive days are recommended. Special booking options can be discussed with Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

 

PRICING INFORMATION

Program bookings are charged at the rate of $5.00 per student, per session. Program bookings include Anzac Education, Forces of Change and the St George Stories Exhibition Trail programs.

Tailor-made programs may be charged at an additional professional services cost of $40.00 per hour spent developing the program.

Museum & Gallery guided tours are charged at the rate of $3.00 per student, per session. Self-guided tours are free of charge.

Minimum charge

The minimum charge for all Hurstville Museum & Gallery High School excursions is the equivalent of 10 participants per program, per session.

·         Minimum charge per program = $50.00 per session

·         Minimum charge per guided tour = $30.00 per session

The minimum charge per program is payable as a deposit at the time of booking. Program bookings will not be confirmed until the deposit is received. Payments are non-refundable for missed or cancelled bookings.


*HSIE outcomes guide:

HT4-3

Describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies

HT4-4

Describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time

HT4-6

Uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations

HT4-7

Identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past

HT5-1

Explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia

HT5-2

Sequences and explains the significant patterns of continuity and change in the development of the modern world and Australia

HT5-3

Explains and analyses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the historical contexts that shaped the modern world and Australia

HT5-4

Explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia

HT5-5

Identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process

HT5-6

Uses relevant evidence from sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia

HT5-7

Explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia

HT5-9

Applies a range of relevant historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

HTLS-3

Investigates how people lived in various societies from the past

HTLS-4

Explores the features of a particular society or time

HTLS-5

Recognises the significance of people and events in the past

HTLS-6

Explores the significance of changes and developments in the past

HTLS-7

Recognises a variety of historical sources

HTLS-8

Uses sources to understand the past

HTLS-9

Recognises different perspectives of people, events and issues

HTLS-10

Uses a variety of strategies to locate and select information for an historical investigation

HTLS-11

Uses historical terms to describe the past

HTLS-12

Investigates the past using historical skills