Her Place Museum has an engaging and wide reaching education program, including resources, available to both primary and secondary students and teachers. These free classroom resources and opportunities are intended to assist teachers to introduce and contextualise the stories of the Her Place exhibitions.

Her Place Museum suggests that teachers utilise a broad range of the curriculum materials prior to visiting the exhibition including the pre-visit lesson plans and pre-visit general resources.

All lessons have been linked to the Victorian Curriculum to enable teachers to put them to their most effective use.  Her Place Museum is also offering teachers and students a free guided tour and teachers a free professional development workshop.

Current Exhibition and Education Program

Her Place: Remarkable Women

24 May–18 June 2017

COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre)

Her Place: Remarkable Women honours the lives and contributions of women throughout Victoria. The third in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, it celebrates the work, achievements and historical significance of women.

The exhibition tells the stories of ten women from across Victoria including the south west. These women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, farmers and businesswomen, scientists and community leaders. The group includes a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach.

Many of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

 

Watch this space for forthcoming education resources, content and dates for exhibition guided tours. In the meantime, keep the date free for the:

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MONDAY 29 May, 5-7pm
This program will be delivered by experienced teachers and will cover:

  • Building a Feminist Collective at your school;
  • Getting a Gender Equality Policy in your Primary School: Why it's important and how to do it;
  • Respectful Relationships Education: Whole School Approach. What is DET doing?

Past Exhibitions and Education Materials

Her Place: Women in the West

7-31 March 2017, VU at MetroWest

Her Place: Women in the West was an exhibition that honours the lives and contributions of women in Melbourne’s west. The second in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum, it celebrated the work, achievements and historical significance of women.

The women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, writers and scientists, businesswomen, lawyers and community leaders. The group included a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach.

Six of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Resources

Education/Victorian Curriculum links

Victorian Curriculum links (PDF 160KB)

During your visit

A 'scavenger hunt' and reflection sheet for secondary and primary students.

Scavenger Hunt Primary (PDF 105KB)
Scavenger Hunt Secondary (PDF 106KB)

Post-visit reflection - Primary (PDF 104KB)
Post-visit reflection - Secondary (PDF 106KB)


Teaching Gender Equality: a Professional Development for Teachers

Monday 27 March, 5-7pm, VU at MetroWest Gallery, FREE (snacks provided)
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This program will be delivered by experienced teachers and will cover:

  • Building a Feminist Collective at your school: Briony O’Keeffe , Fitzroy High Fem Collective.
  • Getting a Gender Equality Policy in your Primary School: Why it’s important and how to do it - Jess Duncan from Derrimut Primary School.
  • Respectful Relationships Education: Whole School Approach. What is DET doing? Barb Jennings, Women's Officer, AEU.

 

Guided Educational Tours: Primary and Secondary
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 7 March to 22 March, 10.30am, 1.30pm (40 minute sessions), FREE

Book your school class in for a guided tour of the 10 amazing local women who feature in the exhibition, Her Place: Women in the West. An experienced teacher will facilitate your visit providing educational resources linked to the Victorian Curriculum and activities to engage your students.
To book: kylie.lois.oliver@gmail.com


Pre-visit general resources: Primary

Activity Sheet (PDF 72KB)

Pre-visit lesson plans: Secondary

Susan Alberti

Lesson plan (PDF 87KB)
Visual Activity (PDF 638KB)

Paolo Balla

Lesson plan (PDF 70KB)

Ruth Crow

Lesson plan (PDF 80KB)

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

Maisie Carr (nee Fawcett)

Lesson Plan (PDF 40KB)

Kerry Greenwood

Lesson plan (PDF 51KB)

Joan Kirner AC

Lesson plan (PDF 38KB)

Melba Marginson

Lesson plan (PDF 44KB)

Halima Mohamed

Lesson plan (PDF 1MB)

Alice Pung

Lesson plan (PDF 47KB)

Peta Searle

Acknowledgements

These great resources were developed by a group of amazing Victorian teachers who make up the Her Place Education Group. They did the work on top of their teaching work and during the Christmas break as volunteers.Victorian schools are fortunate to have such talent and dedication in their educators.

Briony O'Keeffe, Fitzroy High School ( and Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective founder)

Kylie Oliver, educator and Australian Eduction Union  activist

Ingrid Hildebrand, St Catherines Girls 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,

Her Place Board Member, Barb Jennings

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