State Library of South Australia

Secondary | year 8 to 10

Designed for students in secondary school

Learning programs at the State Library are designed to be linked to key learning outcomes and complement the current Australian Curriculum. These programs have been created to connect learners with the rich history, collections, spaces and exhibitions of the State Library of South Australia.

Students will discover the stories of South Australia and the role of the State Library in collecting, preserving and sharing the history of South Australia and develop important life skills or research, inquiry and analysis techniques using a variety of sources.


Learning opportunities on offer


Cooee cobber promotional poster for enlisting in WW1

Coo-ee Digger: experiences of South Australian World War 1 soldiers [opportunity 1]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, bookings essential

Find out what it was like to be a South Australian digger during World War One.

Suitability: years 5 to 7 and 9 to 10
Duration: 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6 (Yr 5-7) or 1:15 (Yr 9-10)
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia

Discover Your State Library [opportunity 3]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, bookings essential, school groups

Learn more about the Library by choosing components that best suit your class learning requirements.

Suitability: years 8 to 12, Tertiary, TAFE & community groups
Duration:
up to 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students/ people
Supervision: 1:15 (secondary students)
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Student researching in the Mortlock Wing DSC3851ab

Opportunity 1- STEM Research and the State Library

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Sessions are free, bookings essential

The State Library aims to support the STEM pursuits of students by using the Library's range of educational resources both online and in hard copy. This session introduces students to these authoritative resources and how to access them.

Suitability: years 8 to 10
Duration: up to 90 minutes
Capacity: up to 30 students

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Researching History [opportunity 1]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, bookings essential

Learn how to research historical investigations using primary and secondary sources and home access eResources.

Suitability: years 10 to 12
Duration: 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity:  up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:15
Facilitator: Education Librarian

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Researching Science and Technology [opportunity 1]

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, Bookings essential

Improve your science and technology-related investigations using authoritative free home access eResources and secondary sources available via the State Library.

Suitability: years 10 to 12
Duration: 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity:  up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:15
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Board game Around the Commonwealth by aeroplane circa 1911

South Australia & Federation [opportunity 1]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, but bookings essential

View historical resources relating to Federation and learn about some South Australians who were instrumental in advancing the Federation cause.

Suitable for: years 5 to 7 and 9 to 10
Session length: 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Numbers: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6 (years 5 -7) and 1:15 (years 10-12)
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Student researching in the Mortlock Wing DSC3851ab

The Research Project and State Library Resources [opportunity 1]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, but bookings essential

Gain a competitive edge by enhancing research skills at the State Library.

Suitability: years 10 to 12
Duration: 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision:
1:15
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Student researching in the Mortlock Wing DSC3851ab

Where's the evidence? (Opportunity 1)

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, bookings essential

Build skills in analysis, interpretation and evaluation.

Suitability: years 8 to 10
Days:
Monday to Friday
Duration:
up to 90 minutes
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6
Facilitator: Education Librarian


Learning opportunities explained

Each learning opportunity offered, stands alone. We are offering several different opportunities but they are not a series.

  • Opportunity 1: Introduces groups of students to a range of State Library resources with a focus on specific curriculum subjects.
  • Opportunity 2: Designed to engage learners with the roles, stories and collections of the State Library. These programs are aligned to ACARA and the Teaching for Effective Learning Framework.
  • Opportunity 3: Guided experiences are designed to introduce groups of students to specific aspects throughout the library.
  • Opportunity 4: Unlock the past and discover the future with one of the State Library of South Australia's new Digital literacy programs

Prepare for your visit

Tips for students and teachers visiting the library

Adult to student ratio required for groups

Secondary students

 

1:15

 

Primary students

 

1:6

 

Early years

 

1:4

 

School bags

Preferred option is to leave school bags at school.

If it is necessary for students to bring their bags they will be required to leave these with Security staff for the duration of their program.

Why register for a State Library card?

You or your students might be interested in our home access to eResources, booking computers, printing, accessing collection items and much more.Register for State Library SA library card online

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