School Excursions- Primary

Primary School Excursions

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

All of our programs are designed to meet the outcomes of the new HSIE Syllabus and have a strong focus on historical inquiry. Each program utilises objects and photographs from the Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collection, which encourages active learning.  

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuity & change

This program explores the way life in the St George area has changed over time. Students compare their own lives at home, at school and at play, with the lives of children in the past. Historical objects and photos bring the past to life, encouraging inquiry and comparison.   

Schools can tailor make their Continuity & Change program by selecting 2 – 4 of their preferred modules. The modules include:  

Home sweet home (30 minutes)                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Students compare what life was like at home for children in the past, without electricity, running water and modern appliances. Includes object handling and activity worksheets. Recommended for Stage 1-3.

Slates & school bells (30 minutes) 

  • A presentation and interactive session using historical photographs to compare school life in the present and the past. Includes object handling and activity worksheets. Recommended for Stage 1-2.

Hoops, hopscotch & handball (30 minutes)

  • Students explore a range of handmade or recycled toys and games from the past, contemplating the concept of ‘making do’. Includes time to play a variety of games. Recommended for Stage 1-2.

Museum treasures (30 minutes)

  • Students view and handle objects from the Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collections to learn about the use of sources and consider their significance.  Includes object analysis worksheets. Recommended for Stage 1-3.

The structure and content of each module is progressive and designed to adapt to the requirements of different learning stages. When booking your program, please inform the Museum & Gallery which syllabus content areas you would prefer to focus on.

HSIE syllabus links:

Content

Outcomes*

Present and Past Family Life

  • Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time (ACHHK028)
  • Differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents' and grandparents' childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications (ACHHK030)

HT1-1, HT1-4

The Past in the Present

 

  • The impact of changing technology on people's lives (ACHHK046)

HT1-3, HT1-4

Community and Remembrance

 

  • Example of change and continuity over time in the local community (ACHHK061)

HT2-2, HT2-5

The Australian Colonies

  • The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of inhabitants and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)

 

HT3-2, HT3-5

 

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.

Recommended for Stage 2-3. When booking your program, please inform the Museum & Gallery which syllabus content areas you would prefer to focus on.

HSIE syllabus links:

Content

Outcomes*

Community and Remembrance

  • The importance of Country and Place to Aboriginal peoples who belong to the local area (ACHHK060)
  • Example of change and continuity over time in the local community (ACHHK061)
  • The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community (ACHHK062)

HT2-2, HT2-5

First Contacts

 

  • The nature of contact between Aboriginal people and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, families and the environment (ACHHK080)

HT2-4, HT2-5

The Australian Colonies

 

  • Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHHK093)
  • The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of inhabitants and how the environment changed (ACHHK094)
  • The impact of a significant development or event on a colony; including the advent of rail and the expansion of farming (ACHHK095)
  • The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (ACHHK096)
  • The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony (ACHHK097)

HT3-1, HT3-2, HT3-5

Australia as a Nation

 

  • Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia and the reasons they migrated (ACHHK115)
  • The contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal people and migrants, to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, sciences, the arts, sport (ACHHK116)

HT3-3, HT3-4, HT3-5

 

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)      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.

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

 

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 Primary 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

·         Continuity & Change & ANZAC Education programs = 25 students per number of modules selected. (E.g. the maximum number of students for a program incorporating 3 modules is 75 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 Change & Continuity, Anzac Education 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 Primary 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:

HT1-1

Communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms

HT1-2

Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

HT1-3

Describes the effects of changing technology on people's lives over time

HT1-4

Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

HT2-2

Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT2-4

Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

HT2-5

Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication

HT3-1

Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT3-2

Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

HT3-3

Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society

HT3-4

Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

HT3-5

Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication