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    Teaching Primary History through Museums

    This professional development day for primary teachers explores practical ways to teach skills and concepts through museum-based learning strategies.

    Date November 29, 2017 - November 29, 2017
    Time 9:00am - 3:00pm

     

    Each course provides five hours of NESA Registered PD.

    This professional development day for primary teachers explores practical ways to teach skills and concepts through museum-based learning strategies.

    To gain insights into the different ways museums help us to understand the past, participants visit three museums: Susannah Place Museum, the Museum of Sydney and the Justice & Police Museum. Curators explain how historical significance is interpreted in museum displays and exhibitions and how participants can integrate similar strategies into the classroom context.  

    Participants will receive a range of handouts, reading material and references to support them in implementing museum-based learning strategies in the classroom.

    The course includes:

    Susannah Place Museum

    • Tour and discussion

    Museum of Sydney

    • Curator-led tour and discussion
    • Understanding an exhibition
    • How to view and evaluate an exhibition

    Justice & Police Museum

    • Curator-led tour and discussion
    • Planning a museum exhibition in the classroom

    The value of museums for K-6 learners

    • What does the research show?
    • Making the most of your museum visit
    • Resources to support the use of museum-based learning in implementing the K-10 History syllabus

    Curriculum links:

    History K-10 syllabus

    Historical concepts and skills:

    • Analysis and use of sources
    • Significance
    • Perspectives and interpretations
    • Explanation and communication

    Find out more information here: http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/education/programs/teaching-primary-history-through-museums

    SUSANNAH PLACE MUSEUM 58–64 GLOUCESTER STREET
    The Rocks
    2000
    New South Wales
    Australia

    Early Bird $150
    Standard $175
    Pre-service and casual teachers $135

    Completing each course in the Sydney Living Museums Teaching History in the primary classroom program will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD, addressing 2.1.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.