State Library of South Australia

Senior Secondary | year 11 to 12

Designed for students in senior 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


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
Duration:
up to 90 minutes
Days: Monday - Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:15 (secondary students)
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Student researching in the Mortlock Wing DSC3851ab

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 - Friday
Capacity:  up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:15
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Student researching in the Mortlock Wing DSC3851ab

Researching Science and Technology [opportunity 1]

Time: 10 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 - Friday
Capacity:  up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:15
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 - Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision:
1:15
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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