Workshop Options

As a part of the 1.5 hour Museum led session teachers can select from five workshop options.

Historical skills including chronology, use of sources, explanation, perspectives, understanding and research are integrated into all workshops.

Workshops emphasizes continuity and change, cause and effect and significance. Workshops have been designed for stages 1-3.

Secondary teachers are encourage to get in contact with the museum to discuss
bespoke options for their classes.

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Workshop Option 1: Yuranigh’s grave
Case study of Yuranigh’s grave
Students will investigate the grave of Yuranigh and identify the differences and similarities between Indigenous burial practices and the practices of early settlers.
Stage 1, History
Stage 2, History

Learning outcomes, skills and concepts:

  • Communicate and compare historical sites, concepts and objects.
  • Understand different perspectives of the past and how these have changed over time.
  • Develop an empathetic understanding of how significant individuals commemorate and celebrate significant events.
  • Use objects and concepts to draw conclusions and communicate ideas.
  • Identify questions and examine cause and effect.

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Workshop Option 2:
Who found Gold? – The Gold Rush
Students will investigate objects and sources to decide ‘Who found the first payable gold in Australia?’
Stage 3, History

Learning outcomes, skills and concepts:

  • Understand historical events that lead to changes in Australian society.
  • Analysis sources to develop an understanding of the different perspectives of people from the past.
  • Through historical inquiry and questioning understand behavior, attitudes and decisions made by people in the past.
  • Communicate conclusions through historical inquiry.

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Workshop Option 3: chinese
Suitcases – Migrant Stories
Students will examine the suitcases of individuals who migrated to Orange after WW2. They will discuss reasons for migration and why certain objects were brought to Australia.
Stage 1, History
Stage 3, History

Learning outcomes, skills and concepts:

  • Understand historical events that lead to changes in Australian society.
  • Analysis sources to develop an understanding of the different perspectives of people from the past.
  • Through historical inquiry and questioning understand behavior, attitudes and decisions made by people in the past.

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Workshop Option 4:
Then and Now Objects
Handle and investigate historical objects to find out who might have used them. Class will categorizes objects into three groups, objects used by their grandparents, their parents and by themselves.
Stage 1, History

Learning outcomes, skills and concepts:

  • Develop skills to sequence objects chronological
  • Communicate continuity and change over time

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Workshop Option 5: Ceramic Shoe Souvenir with Summer Street, Orange streetscape
Peopling the Past
Students will examine historical objects and through group activities create an object biography. This workshop can be run with students of any age. Object/s used will depend on subject area and availability. Suitable for various year levels
depending on objects used.

Learning outcomes, skills and concepts:

  • Analysis sources to develop an understanding of the different perspectives of people from the past.
  • Through historical inquiry and questioning understand behavior, attitudes and decisions made by people in the past.
  • Communicate conclusions through historical inquiry.

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Workshop Option 6:
A Violent Past – Mt Canobolas
This workshop will introduce students to Mt Canobolas, how volcanoes work and shape the landscape, how we care for Mt Canobolas and the cultural significance of the mountain to Aboriginal people. Designed as an introduction to Mt Canobolas, local Aboriginal practices and volcanoes.
Stage 1, Geography
Stage 2, Geography

Learning outcomes, skills and concepts:

  • Following the session students will have posed geographical questions and drawn conclusions based on information
  • Students will develop understandings of the significance of places and the environment in human life and belief
  • Students will communicate characteristics of local places and environments

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How to book
Download the schools booking form, complete and return via email or contact us to discuss options for  your class museum@orange.nsw.gov.au (02) 6393 8444