Learning Resources Western Australian Museum is more than a collection of buildings. It is the home to over eight million collection items, some of which can be traced back almost to the beginning of the Earth. Working behind the scenes are passionate curators, researchers and educators who use those collections to help us understand our world. COVID-19 has caused the temporary closure of our Museums, but whilst our doors are closed for school excursions there are learning resources available online that can be used in the classroom or at home. We have collected the resources together into the subject areas below. Check this page regularly as we will continue to add resources as they become available. To stay connect follow @wamuseum on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also join our education mailing list to receive information about our education programs and teacher professional development. Sign Me Up! Recently Added Deep Light PDF Resource Years 10: HASS Students will investigate the World War Two battle between HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran using images from the 2015 expedition to the wreck sites and other primary source material. Includes activities on censorship during wartime and commemoration. WA Goldfields Online exhibition Year 4-10: HASS, Science The Arts Looking for project material about the Kalgoorlie Gold Rushes, this is a great place to start with wonderful photos showing the life on the “Fields”. Marine & Maritime Studies Website Years 11 & 12: Science A collection of online resources to assist teachers and students with Units in the Marine & Maritime Studies syllabus. HASS Resources WA Goldfields Online exhibition Year 4-10: HASS, Science The Arts Looking for project material about the Kalgoorlie Gold Rushes, this is a great place to start with wonderful photos showing the life on the “Fields”. Miner to Magnate Online quiz Year 5: HASS In this quiz students answer a series of questions on a range of different Mid West minerals from guano to gold, learning fun facts through entertaining infographics. From Ground to Port Online Game Year 5: HASS In this game students will learn about iron ore mining in Western Australia’s Mid West from the 1960s to today. Lustre: Pearling in Australia Exhibition Panels, PDF Resource Years 5-6: HASS Students can explore the human story of pearling in Australia. Right Wrongs: ’67 referendum Online exhibition Years 10: HASS In this online exhibition students will relfect on the long and ongoing fight for recognition and equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since the 1967 Referendum. Right Wrongs: Education Toolkit PDF Resource Years 10: HASS This educational toolkit expands on the Right Wrongs: ’67 referendum online exhibition and contains contains further information,images, community perspectives and student activities. HMAS Sydney (II) Online Exhibition Years 10: HASS Students can explore the story of Australia's worse naval disaster in World War Two, the loss of HMAS Sydney (II), the conspiracies and the 2008 and 2015 expedition that led to new evidence. HMAS Sydney (II) Online activities Years 7-10: HASS Students can complete a series of activities about the loss of the HMAS Sydney (II) Deep Light PDF Resource Years 10: HASS Students will investigate the World War Two battle between HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran using images from the 2015 expedition to the wreck sites and other primary source material. Includes activities on censorship during wartime and commemoration. Dirk Hartog - HTAWA External Partner Website Years 3 & 4: HASS A resource for Year 3 and Year 4 History teachers using the story of Dirk Hartog in the context of the Dutch East India Company and journeys to the Spice Islands, to develop historical inquiry skills as well as sequencing and use of historical terms. 1616 - Dirk Hartog Website Years 4-12: HASS A comprehensive microsite created to commemorate the first recorded landing of Dirk Hartog and the crew of Eendracht on the Western Australian Coast. Students will find out about the VOC spice trade, various VOC vessels and the trade routes followed such as Brouwer’s route. Contains maps, timelines and images. Travellers and Traders Online Exhibition Years 4-12: HASS This online feature includes text and images from exhibition panels used in the Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World exhibition that was at the WA Maritime Museum in 2016-17. Students can find out about the rich history of the Indian Ocean, and stories of the traders, explorers and the many different peoples who inhabit its shores. The Art of Science PDF Resources Year 4-10: HASS, Science The Arts Students will use paintings and drawings by the French crew of the 1800-1804 Baudin Voyagers to Australia as source material to explore the voyage, the collecting of nature and first encounters with Aboriginal people. Debt of Honor Online Exhibition & PDF Resource Years 10: HASS Students will examine the World War Two effort of Australia’s first guerrilla commandos and their life-long endeavour to repay a ‘debt of honour’ to the people of Timor-Leste. Science Resources Frog Watch Online Exhibition & Games Year K-6: Science, Sustainability Welcome to the wonderful world of frogs! The South West of Western Australia is home to around 30 species of frogs. Hop inside and discover a range of resources to assist students to learn about their local frog species, their habitats, and wetlands ecosystems. Cockatoo Care PDF Activity Sheets Year 4-6: Science A series of colouring in activity sheets that encourage further research of the three threatened species of black cockatoos endemic to South West WA. Build-A-Bug PDF Activity Sheets Year K-6: Science Students will learn how the anatomy of an insect affects its abilities and relationship to its environment by designing their very own insect. Dinosaur Discovery Exhibition Panels, PDF Resource Years 5: Science Students can explore the Cretaceous world and find out how dinosaurs adapted to their environment. Life on the Edge Down Under Video, PDF Teacher resource Years 4-9: Science Students can find out what animals live in the Dampier Archipelago and how their lives interact. Our Backyard Video Years 4-9: Science Join two local Pilbara students, with scientists from the Western Australian Museum, on a journey of discovery through the fourty-two islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Beneath the Waves Interactive Documentary Years 4-9: Science An interactive documentary where students can explore with the WA Museum scientists the marine environments of the Kimberley. WA Fauna Field Guide iPhone/iPad App Years 7-10: Science A mobile fauna guide for students that includes image, descriptions, maps of distribution and endangered species status. The Art of Science PDF Resources Year 4-10: HASS, Science The Arts Students will use paintings and drawings by the French crew of the 1800-1804 Baudin Voyagers to Australia as source material to explore the voyage, the collecting of nature and first encounters with Aboriginal people. FameLab 2020 External Partner Website Years 7-12: Science FameLab is a science communication competition that aims to discover charismatic early career scientists. The 2020 competition has gone virtual. Students can view the semi-finalists from each Australian state and vote for their favourite finalist on the 30 April. Marine & Maritime Studies Website Years 11 & 12: Science A collection of online resources to assist teachers and students with Units in the Marine & Maritime Studies syllabus. Other Subject Resources Pirates Apprentice PDF Resource Year K-3: English, HASS, Science, The Arts A collection of pirate themed activities. One State Many Languages PDF Resources Years K-10: Languages Activities to encourage students to find out more about Western Australia’s cultures and languages. Nick Cave: The Exhibition Online Game Year 10-12: English, Music, Visual Arts Students can examine Australian cultural icon Nick Cave through the lens of music, visual arts and English. Kylie On Stage Videos, PDF Resource Years 7-10: The Arts, Technologies Using Kylie Minogue as a stimulus students can explore what makes a cultural icon and how design contributes and the role museums play. Excursions at our Fremantle Museums Prepare your students for an unforgettable excursion at the WA Maritime Museum and WA Shipwrecks Museums in Fremantle! Your students will explore our rich maritime heritage, ocean-centric culture and how our coastline has shaped what it means to be Western Australian. Closely linked with the Western Australian school curriculum, the Museum's education programs are filled with hands-on discovery and fascinating historical tales that only the State’s museums can offer. Below are some programs that will be available for booking by school groups again soon. Sign up to our education newsletter to be notfied when bookings recommence. de Vlamingh's Journey WA Shipwrecks Museum Year 4: HASS Join the fleet of Willem de Vlamingh as he explores the coast of the ‘Southland’, searching for lost ships, making maps, collecting natural specimens, and leaving behind what became one of the most famous objects in the Shipwrecks Museum’s collection. Strangers on the Shore WA Shipwrecks Museum Year 5: HASS Learn about the challenges that new colonial arrivals faced, during and after their journey to the Swan River. Immigration Stories WA Maritime Museum Year 6: HASS The WA Maritime Museum is the perfect location to explore the stories of people who migrated to Australia. The Museum is located on Victoria Quay in historic Fremantle where many people disembarked ships to start the Australian part of their migration story. A Trek Through Time WA Maritime & Shipwrecks Museums Years 4-6: HASS This fun walking trail between the WA Shipwrecks Museum and the WA Maritime Museum is filled with discovery, while providing historical and geographical knowledge and understanding. Submarine Tours WA Maritime Museum Years 4-12: HASS Find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse yourself in Fremantle's secret wartime history. The Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens is an authentic Cold War-era vessel. This exhibit serves as a living memorial to submariners and those who gave their lives during Australia’s Naval history. Under the Dome WA Maritime Museum Years K-12: HASS, Science WA Museum has partnered with Fremantle documentary company, Prospero Productions, to bring your students an immersive cinema experience… Under the Dome at WA Maritime Museum.