The Museum of Australian Democracy recently launched a new education resource to assist teachers and their students’ engagement with the Marnti warajanga — a walk together exhibition.
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One of our goals in displaying the 2011 political cartoons in the Behind the Lines exhibition is to provide family-specific content and activities for visitors to enjoy regardless of age.
The Living Democracy exhibition explores how people have shaped and contributed to democracy in Australia, and how we can each actively generate the changes we want to see. The stories in this exhibition demonstrate the diversity of ways in which people can have their voices heard, whether it be through a protest or a petition, at the ballot box or through art and music.
The museum is in the final stages of implementing the Democracy Download, an online learning resource that will complement student programs incorporating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
Come along to the Museum of Australian Democracy in the October school holidays to answer this intriguing question at the ‘Hats Off to Democracy’ workshop.
Forget speed dating, it’s all about speed debating here at the Museum of Australian Democracy.
The Museum of Australian Democracy is pleased to sponsor a special category in this year’s challenge ‘Australian Democracy: Defining Moments’.
On 23 November 2010, the National History Challenge Awards ceremony was held at Australian Parliament House. The Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, The Hon Peter Garrett, AM, MP, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Warren Snowdon, MP presented prizes along with representatives from the sponsoring cultural institutions.
The awards for the winners of the 2009 National History Challenge were presented on 24 November, 2009. The Australian Prime Ministers Centre at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House sponsored a special category in this year’s challenge: ‘Australian Prime Ministers: Triumph over Adversity’.
Now available for free download, Getting it Together: From Colonies to Federation, is a resource for students to actively discover and explore the story of Federation: the social and political journey that led the people of six separate colonies to agree on a Constitution which brought the nation of Australia and its federal parliament into being in 1901.
The redevelopment underway at OPH will provide new experiential learning opportunities for students.