Remember, Research, Reflect: Victorian Stories of the First World War - 5 Dec 14

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A special event by Shrine of Remembrance, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Museum and HTAV

Date: Friday, 5 December 2014
Venues: Shrine of Remembrance, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Museum
Cost: $65 (includes morning tea and lunch)

The centenary of the First World War will bring about an unprecedented level of interest in the history of this conflict. This anniversary offers a chance for teachers and students to not only explore the global impact of the war, but also delve more deeply into the personal impact on those involved.

This immersive professional learning event will allow you to take part in a range of activities relating to studies of the First World War. Starting at the Shrine of Remembrance, you will learn how replica objects can be used to explore the everyday experiences of soldiers and nurses, followed by a visit to the newly opened Galleries of Remembrance. Moving on to the State Library of Victoria, you will discover a range of digitised resources that can be used to research this turbulent time. Finally, at Melbourne Museum you will visit the Love & Sorrow exhibition, to experience how storytelling has been used to show the impact on those who served and those who were left behind.

During the day you will also have the opportunity to work with educators from the three venues, experts from the History Teachers' Association of Victoria (HTAV) and other teachers from across Victoria.

Don't miss out on this unique experience.

Please note: This event involves travel between the three venues. Sufficient time will be included to walk or take public transport when moving from venue to venue.

9.00am Registration at Shrine of Remembrance

9.15am Welcome and panel discussion
Richard Smith (HTAV), Lachie Lee (Mercy Regional College), Sandy Philips (DEECD), and Dr. Rosalie Triolo (Monash University) will discuss how personal histories can be used to explore the First World War in the classroom.

10.00am Shrine of Remembrance; ‘hands on history’ session and gallery visit
Educators will take part in the Spirit of ANZAC school program, which uses uniforms and artefacts from the First World War to explore the experience of those who served. This session also includes a visit to the newly opened Galleries of Remembrance.

11.00am Transit to State Library of Victoria (morning tea provided)

11.45am State Library of Victoria; Researching WWI
Participants will be guided through a research experience to discover the range of resources available at the library and online.

1.00pm Transit to Melbourne Museum (Lunch provided)

1.45pm Melbourne Museum; Curator’s talk
Deb Tout-Smith, curator of the Love & Sorrow exhibition, will explore the development of the exhibition and the use of storytelling to explore personal histories.

2.00pm Love & Sorrow exhibition visit
Participants will be guided through the Love & Sorrow exhibition and will use the Storyteller: Love & Sorrow mobile app to learn about the personal stories of those people featured in the exhibition.

2.45pm Reflection/ workshop
Participants will come together to discuss their impressions, share their learning and consider how the experiences and personal stories of those involved in the First World War can be explored in the classroom.

3.30pm Close

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Event Location: Shrine of Remembrance, State Library Victoria, Melbourne Museum
Registrations Open: 1 Dec 14 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 1 Dec 14 11:59 PM

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