Education

Her Place Women's Museum develops and shares engaging and wide-reaching education programs to accompany exhibitions. The programs include primary and secondary curriculum-linked education resources for students and teachers.

These free classroom resources are intended to assist teachers to introduce and contextualise the stories of Her Place exhibitions. 

Once Women Won the Vote

To accompany Once Women Won the Vote at Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG), Her Place is offering free primary and secondary curriculum-linked education resources and guided tours for students and teachers, and a Teachers' Professional Development.

 

Teachers' Professional Development
Thursday 24 May, 4-6pm

This program will be delivered by an experienced teacher from Her Place Women’s Museum Australia and will cover:

Building a Feminist Collective at your school: Based on the internationally recognised Fitzroy High SchoolFeminist Collective model;

Getting a Gender Equality Policy in your Primary School: Why its important and how to do it;

 

Respectful Relationships Education: Whole School Approach. What DET is doing;

Integration of Gender Equality strategies into your classroom and curriculum.

The format of this session will be via interactive presentations and whole group discussion. The emphasis is on practical ideas that teachers can transfer and apply to their own schools. The aim is to provide local teachers with the skills to promote and implement gender equality initiatives within a whole school framework.

  

Her Place: Student Education Tour

Friday 25 May, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Age Group: Grades 5-10  

90 Minute session

To make this as fair as possible and to allow as many students and schools to be involved as possible, we would like to offer this to 5 groups of 5 students. To book in your group of 5 students please call Agostina Hawkins at WAG.

This guided tour will be delivered by an experienced teacher from Her Place Women’s Museum Australia. It is designed to provide students and teachers with an overview of Her Place Women’s Museum Australia and its contribution to the Once Women Won the Vote exhibition.

During the session, students will have access to the curriculum-linked education resources, learn about the profiled women and hear about the importance of gender equality for all.

 

In addition, students will have the opportunity to be part of history. They can make nominations of who they would like to see in a future women’s museum and “post” the exhibition via social media, raising awareness of Her Place and the importance of a women’s museum.

 

Pre-Excursion Activities:

Curriculum-linked educational resources are available on this page - scroll down to see these activities linked to the ten women featured in the exhibition. These can be used to ‘set the scene’ prior to your visit.

 

At the exhibition:   

  • Breaking down stereotypes: Definitions of masculinity, femininity and feminism followed by a discussion: “What do you want to see in a women’s museum?”
  • Students watch the films and explore the exhibition
  • Students complete the “Reflection Question” worksheet and pose for a group photograph.

 

Booking: 

To book either the Teachers' Professional Development or Student Tour or for more information about the programs, please contact Agostina Hawkins, Education Officer at WAG on 5559 4949, ahawkins@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Resources by Exhibition

Women of the Land / 13 October – 26 November 2017

General Resources

Victorian Curriculum Links - Primary and Secondary
Scavenger Hunt - Primary 
Post-visit reflection - Primary
Post-visit reflection - Secondary
Overview and Lesson Plan - Secondary

Lesson Plans and Activities

Pat Bigham
# Lesson plan – Secondary
# CFA Fact Sheet – Secondary

Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
# Lesson plan – Secondary
# Word Search Activity – Primary

Aunty Fay Carter
# Lesson Plan – Secondary

Val Lang
# Lesson Plan – Secondary

Her Place: Remarkable Women / 24 May – 18 June 2017

PRIMARY

General Resources
Overview & Lesson Plans
Scavenger Hunt sheet
Post-Visit Reflection
Victorian Curriculum links

Activities
Susan Alberti – Activity
Paola Balla – Activity 
Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett) – Activity
Joan Kirner – Activity 
Halima Mohamed – Activity 
Brigitte Muir – Activity 
Peta Searle – Activity 
Diane Wright – Activity

SECONDARY

General Resources
Scavenger Hunt sheet
Post-Visit Reflection
Victorian Curriculum links

Lesson Plans and Activities

Susan Alberti
# Lesson Plan 
# Activity 

Paola Balla
#Lesson Plan 

Pat Bigham
#Lesson Plan 
#CFA Fact Sheet

Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
Lesson Plan 

Joan Kirner
#Lesson Plan 

Val Lang
#Lesson Plan

Halima Mohamed
#Lesson Plan 

Brigitte Muir
#Lesson Plan 

Peta Searle
#Lesson Plan 
#Women and Sport Fact and Myth Activity 
#Teacher Answer Key
#See, Think, Wonder Visual Thinking Activity

Her Place: Women in the West / 7–31 March 2017

General Resources

Activity Sheet - Primary
Scavenger Hunt - Primary
Scavenger Hunt - Secondary
Post-visit reflection - Primary
Post-visit reflection - Secondary
Victorian Curriculum links - Primary and Secondary

Lesson Plans and Activities (Secondary)

Susan Alberti
# Lesson plan
# Visual Activity

Paola Balla
# Lesson plan 

Ruth Crow
# Lesson plan
Podcast - Ruth Crow
Commissioned by Arts House (2016).

Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)
# Lesson Plan

Kerry Greenwood
# Lesson plan

Joan Kirner
# Lesson plan

Melba Marginson
Lesson plan

Halima Mohamed
# Lesson plan

Alice Pung
# Lesson plan

Peta Searle
# Lesson plan
# Women and Sport Fact and Myth Activity 
# Teacher Answer Key 
# See, Think, Wonder Visual Thinking Activity

Acknowledgement

These resources were developed by a group of Victorian teachers who make up the Her Place Women's Museum Education Group:

  • Briony O'Keeffe, Fitzroy High School (and Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective founder)
  • Kylie Oliver, educator and Australian Education Union activist
  • Ingrid Hildebrand, St Catherine's School
  • Jess Duncan, Derrimut Primary School
  • Lola Jennings-Edquist, East Reservoir Primary School.

The Australian Education Union is proud of its dedicated women members – Briony, Kylie, Jess and Lola.

We thank them all,

Barb Jennings, Her Place Board Member