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For Schools?

National Wool Museum

2013 Education Program

Just $4 per student!


Core Exhibitions (available all year)

Ramses and Eunice Prep - Year 2

Education Activities:

Perfect for your first visit to the Museum! Find out what

happens to wool, from growing sheep, to clipping the wool, to

processing the wool into a finished piece of clothing, all from

the perspective of Ramses the ram. Students will be taken on

a guided tour, with a chance to see, touch and smell the wool

as it changes along the way and finish up making their own

character to take home with them.

AusVELS Focus:

Science

understanding,

Historical

knowledge &

understanding

I Spy (I hear, I smell, I feel) @ the Museum Prep - Year 2

Education Activities:

Get to know the Museum from a whole new perspective as

you feel, listen, and smell your way through the galleries.

Students will ‘collect’ different sensory experiences as they are

guided through the galleries with crayon rubbings, listening

exercises and movement activities.

AusVELS Focus:

Creating &

making in the arts

A Day in the Life of Geelong Prep - Year 4

Education Activities:

Travel through time ‘on the sheep’s back’ as you find out

about the life of early immigrants and pioneers to the region,

particularly relating to the wool industry. Students will be

introduced to people and occupations that have featured in

Geelong’s history as they are guided through the Museum

searching for stories to add to their time-travelling clock. The

visit will conclude with making an old-time toy to take home.

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding

Sold! At the Wool Auction Years 4 - 10

Education Activities:

Learn about the production and sale of wool as you prepare

for an auction. Then re-enact the wool auction upon the

original podium in the sale room. Can you sell your bale for

$1 million? Students will explore the galleries to learn what

goes into producing a marketable bale of wool and why

different people would want different wool. Students will then

take on the role of different members of the auction crowd

(auctioneer, farmer, buyer) and attempt to sell their bale for

the highest price.

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding,

Historical skills

Economics,

Drama, English

Wool Is Years 4 - 10

Education Activities:

What is wool? Sheep were some of the earliest domesticated

animals, with evidence stretching back approximately 10,000

years for their use and cultivation. So what is it that makes

their fleece so special? Students will explore sheep through

history, leading to an examination of the fibre we use today.

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding,

Historical

skills, Science

understanding,

Science inquiry

skills


Welcome to the National Wool Museum’s Education

Program for 2013!

From monsters to million dollar wool bales, spinning

wheels to scarves and rumours to roads, there’s

something here for all ages, abilities and interests.

This is a brief outline of the programs on offer to

accompany each exhibition. Please see the website

www.nwm.vic.gov.au for more detailed, programspecific

teacher’s guides, including suggested pre- and

post- visit activities.

We are happy to tailor a program to meet your

needs. Please telephone me on (03) 5272 4706 or

email sgillies@geelongcity.vic.gov.au to discuss your

educational requirements.

Happy planning!

Sara Gillies

Education and Public Programs Officer

National Wool Museum

Temporary Exhibitions

Life Before the Dinosaurs

Permian Monsters Prep - Year 10

$

Permian

monsters

Life Before the Dinosaurs

Until 10 June 2013

Step back in time 290 million years to when bizarre-looking

animals dominated the Earth. Discover the creatures who

ruled the world millions of years before the dinosaurs in a

time known as the Permian period. Fossilised skeletons, lifesized

models and interactive dig pits provide a rare insight

into these incredible creatures that we know so little about.

Education Activities:

When Australia was just a southern corner of the supercontinent

Pangaea, the countryside and its inhabitants looked

very different. On a tour through casts and life models,

students will learn the difference between dinosaurs and

other prehistoric reptiles, between herbivores and carnivores,

and be introduced to distant ancestors of today’s mammals.

Students will also learn about the requirements for life (eg.

air, water, food) and the changes that led to The Great Dying

when up to 96% of Earth’s marine occupants became extinct.

AusVELS Focus:

Science

understanding,

Science as a

human endeavour

Object.ivity Years 3 - 10

7 March to 19 May

We’ve scoured, sorted and classed our collection to showcase

the best in show from our storeroom. For nearly 25 years the

National Wool Museum has collected and documented items

relating to Australia’s wool industry and every process from

the farm to finished product. Many of these will be displayed

for the first time and some old favourites will return.

Education Activities:

If spinning wheels, cameras, or clothes could talk, what

stories would they tell? Selected objects from the Museum’s

collection will be ‘freed’ from their storage boxes for display as

we explore why we collect the things we collect. You will hear

stories of the people of wool, from home knitters to Senators.

Students will be introduced to the concept of objects as

primary sources of information, just like newspapers and

diaries, and to the idea of artefacts as story vessels. Every

object on display is a story — a story about its people, its

creation, its use, and its collection.

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding,

Historical skills,

English


VELS Program

Guide 2013

Program

Core Exhibitions

Year

Level Program Dates

VELS Domains

Physical, Personal

and Social Learning

Discipline-based Learning Interdisciplinary

Learning

Health & Physical Education

Interpersonal Development

Personal Learning

Civics & Citizenship

The Arts

English

Humanities

Humanities - Economics

Humanities - Geography

Humanities - History

Languages

Mathematics

Science

Communication

Design, Creativity, & Technology

Information & Communications Technology

**VCE Programs can be developed in consultation with

the Education Officer to fit specific unit needs

Thinking Processes

Ramses & Eunice: A Woolly Adventure x x x

Perfect for your first visit! Find out what happens to wool

from the perspective of Ramses the ram, from having his

Prep - 2 All Year

wool clipped through to creating a finished piece of clothing.

I Spy (I hear, I smell, I feel) @ the Museum x

Get to know the Museum from a whole new perspective as Prep - 2 All Year

you feel, listen, and smell your way through the galleries.

A Day in the Life of Geelong x x x

Find out about the life of early settlers to the region as you

travel through time ‘on the sheep’s back’.

Prep - 4 All Year

What is wool? x x x

Sheep were some of the earliest domesticated animals,

dating back to at least 6500 BC. So what is it that makes

their fleece so special?

5 - 10 All Year

Sold! At the Wool Auction x x x x

Learn about the production and sale of wool as you prepare

for an auction. Then re-enact the wool auction upon the

original podium in the sale room - can you sell your bale for

$1 million?

4 - 10 All Year


Temporary Exhibitions

Permian Monsters x x x x

See the world when there was one ocean and one

supercontinent, Pangea. Meet some early inhabitants as

you head toward an event known as ‘The Great Dying’…

Prep - 10 1 January -

10 June

Object.ivity x x x x

‘Everything in the world has a history,’ every object has a

story. Come and hear the stories of some of our objects,

released from the storeroom and on show.

1 - 10 7 March -

19 May

Scarf Festival 2013: Home x x

Explore the colours, textures, and techniques of the festival;

then create your own artistic response

5 - 10 7 June -

25 August

Rumour Has It … x x x x

Have you heard about the Barwon River Bunyip or the

hidden stash of pirate treasure? Rumour has it this is all

true. Come in for a fun look at local myths and legends.

2 - 9 29 June -

13 October

Driving Geelong x x x

Anyone who has clicked on a seat belt will be engaged

by unseen images, rich oral histories and cutting edge

technology. Learn about the early history of significant

roads of the area, with stories from labour gangs to camp

4 - 9 7 September -

10 November

life.

Perception Deception x

We assume that what we see, hear and feel is real. But is

it? Experience an interactive look at how our brains process

our sensory experiences.

3 - 8 28 October -

29 Jan 2014

Waves and water x x

Iconic photographs from the Australian National Maritime

Museum’s collection capture Australian beach culture from

the 1930s to 2000.

5 - 10 25 November -

23 Feb 2014


Scarf Festival 2013: Home Years 3 - 10

7 June - 25 August

Join in one of Australia’s most exhilarating textile

competitions. What does home mean to you? How will you

say it in a scarf? For 2013 the National Wool Museum invites

scarf makers from across the globe to answer a most heartfelt

question – what is home? Whatever it means to you, however

you define it, shape it and live it, this is your opportunity to

create a scarf that explains, explores and explodes the myths

and realities of what it means to belong. Entries close on 4th

May 2013 and student entries are free.

Education Activities:

Students will be guided through the exhibition of scarves

and view some the key pieces entered. They will look at

different techniques, materials, and designs that artists used

to interpret the theme. Students will also hear a few of the

artists’ statements and try to match the statement to the

various features visible in the scarf. Students will be given the

chance to design their own response to the concept of ‘home’

and before leaving each student has the opportunity to vote

for the People’s Choice Award.

AusVELS Focus:

Creating &

making in the

Arts, Responding

to the Arts

Rumour Has It Years 5 - 10

29 June to 13 October

Have you heard about the Barwon River Bunyip or the stash

of pirate treasure hidden in the cliffs of Swan Bay? Can it

be true that the identity of Geelong Football Club owes a

significant debt to Collingwood? Rumour has it this is all

true. These and many other local myths and legends, as well

as an odd assortment of characters, will be put under the

microscope. Just make sure you come with an open mind.

Education Activities:

Strange but true? The line between fact and fiction can be

blurry indeed, students will experience a fun look at some

of the more outlandish stories from our region. Students will

investigate and weigh up where we get information from and

what is ‘good’ evidence. They will also have the chance to

practice their own storytelling skills.

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding,

Historical Skills,

English

Driving Geelong Years 3 - 9

7 September to 10 November

Roads have played a significant role in the social and

economic health of Victoria. Since the Country Roads Board

was formed in 1913 our roads have been managed to make

the most of them and keep people connected. Anyone who

has clicked on a seat belt will be engaged by unseen images,

rich oral histories and cutting edge technology.

Education Activities:

Take a closer look at the transportation networks that have

shaped our region, particularly the Great Ocean Road, the

Western Highway and the Maltby Bypass. Hear stories of

labour gangs and camp life on the front line of construction.

Students will also have a chance to take on the role of traffic

planners and using real time traffic data try to get as many

people into a city as possible.

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding,

Geography


Perception / Deception Years 4 - 10

28 October 2013 to 29 January 2014

We assume that what we see, hear and feel is real. But is

it? Our brains can only take in and process a certain amount

of information. Perception Deception contains a series of 14

interactive exhibits that explore the ways our brain edits and

combines our sensory experiences. Be prepared to challenge your

senses and discover new ways of seeing, feeling and hearing the

world around you.

Education Activities:

Through a series of interactive modules students will explore

audio-language perception, memory systems, multi-sensory

perception, visual perception and social perception. Students

will be challenged to explore what they really see, hear, feel and

remember through activities like twisting faces, mirages, and the

prism-glasses walk.

AusVELS Focus:

Science

understanding

Waves and Water Prep – 10

25 November 2013 to 23 February 2014

Iconic photographs from the Australian National Maritime

Museum’s collection capture Australian beach culture from

the 1930s to 2000. Sun bathers, swimmers, surfers, surf

life savers and ocean pools by Max Dupain, Jeff Carter, Ray

Leighton, Ian Lever, Roger Scott, Anne Zahalka, Trent Parke

and Narelle Autio.

Education Activities:

What does it mean to be ‘iconic’? Students will take a closer

look at the photographs on display and explore what makes

an image ‘iconic’ and how the image can be used as a social

and historical source. Students will then design an iconic

image for Geelong, Victoria, or Australia today – what colours,

places, emotions, etc. represent our modern experience?

AusVELS Focus:

Historical

knowledge &

understanding

Additional Activities Available

These craft activities can be combined with

the programs above if desired*:

Additional fee per student

Introduction to Felting $3.00

Introduction to French

Knitting

$3.00

Introduction to Knitting $4.00

Introduction to

Spinning

$4.00

Introduction to Weaving $4.00

* allow a minimum of 45 mins for each activity.

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Bookings

School group entry price is $4.00 per

student and accompanying teachers and

supervisors are free.

Programs run for a minimum of 60

minutes. Please allow extra time if you

wish students to explore the Museum

after their program.

Bookings are essential for all class visits,

which can be lead by Museum staff or

teachers. Bus parking is available directly

in front of the Museum.

Programs are only available Monday to

Friday during term.

Please telephone (03) 5272 4701 for

bookings and further information.

To join our newsletter distribution list,

please visit www.nwm.vic.gov.au to

sign up.


26 Moorabool Street, Geelong, 3220 Tel: 03 5272 4701

Email: nwminfo@geelongcity.vic.gov.au Web: www.nwm.vic.gov.au

Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm, Sat & Sun 10.00am-5.00pm

School prices $4 per student (15+ people)

Teachers and supervisors admitted free of charge.

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