State Library of South Australia

Primary | years 3 to 7

Designed for students in primary 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


Student taking part in the Belonging program

Belonging [opportunity 2]

Date: 13 August 2018 to 17 August 2018

Time: 10.30am to 2pm

Location: Meet in the forecourt under plane tree

Note: Free, bookings essential

This learning experience follows on from My History by exploring the concept of belonging. Learners will examine the diverse relationships between people, places and events within a community. They will create their own miniature collage inspired by Jeannie Baker's works, reflecting their interpretation of belonging.

Suitability: years 3 to 5
Duration:3.5 hours (includes 30 minute break)
Days: Monday to Friday (excluding school and public holidays)
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision
: 1:6
Facilitator: experienced primary years Teacher

Members of a concert party group in Adelaide PRG 280 1 28 267

Beyond the Stage exhibition: self guided experience for schools

Date: 5 March 2018 to 15 June 2018

Location: Meet at Treasures Wall, Level 1 Spence Wing

Note: Free, bookings essential

Our new exhibition Beyond the stage: Aspects of performing arts in South Australia 1914 - 1936 explores the home front during World War One and see the influence the War had on performing arts in South Australia during the conflict, and the two decades that followed.

Suitability: School groups year 3 +
Duration:
60 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
Three sessions per day: 10am, 11.30am & 2pm sessions. Home-schools walk-in after 1pm
Capacity: 30 students maximum

The Centre of Democracy logo

Centre of Democracy: Passion and Participation 2018

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: The Hub at the State Library of SA

Note: Free, bookings essential

This learning program engages the learners in an exploration of the concept of finding a voice through democracy. Through self-discovery activities within the space students will become aware of key individuals, events and artifacts that helped shape the concept of democracy that is evident today.

Suitability: years 5 to 7
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays
Capacity:
up to 30 students per session
Supervision:
1:6
Facilitator:
experienced primary years Educator

 

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

The first settlement in South Australia B2129

Early Settlement of South Australia [opportunity 1]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, bookings essential

The State Library of South Australia holds the stories and memories of South Australia.

Suitability: years 5 to 7
Duration: up to 90 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Student taking part in the Picture This program

Picture This: Creative ways to use images [opportunity 4]

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer

Note: Free, but bookings essential

The Picture This program allows students to enhance their digital skills by using iPads to search the State Library's collections for resources that relate to various historical themes.

Suitability: years 5 to 7
Duration: 75 minutes
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6
Facilitator: Education Librarian

Preserving Culture through Stories: From Ancient China to Modern day Australia [opportunity 2]

Date: 26 October 2018 to 9 November 2018

Time: 10.30am to 2pm

Location: Meet in the forecourt under plane tree

Note: Free, bookings essential

What does a snap chat story and an ancient scroll from Shandong China have in common?

This program is directly linked to the exhibition from Shandong Province, China which will be hosted by the State Library later in the year.

Suitability: years 6 and 7
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity:
up to 30 students with capacity for two classes to visit at the same time.
Supervision:
1:6
Facilitator:
experienced primary years Educator

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

The Opposite of Bored

The Opposite of Bored: Researching SA History with Board Games [opportunity 2]

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: Meet in the forecourt under plane tree

Note: Free, bookings essential

Explore moments in South Australia's history through board games from the State Library's collection. Learners will practice historical skills through playing, analysing, researching and interpreting board games from the past.

Suitability: years 3 to 5
Duration: 3.5 hours (Includes half hour for lunch)
Days: Monday to Friday
Capacity: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6
Facilitator: experienced primary years Teacher


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

Early years Kindergarten
 
1:4
 
Early years R - 2
 
1:5
 
Primary years 3 - 7
 
1:6
 
Secondary years 7 - 12
 
1:15
 

What to bring

Bring all food and drink in a group crate.

Medication may be carried by the adult supervisor in a backpack.

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.

Contact Us

Phone Us: +61 8 8207 7250
Ask Us a research query
Visit Us: Corner North Tce
& Kintore Ave, Adelaide
View our contact details

Media queries
Venue hire queries


Copyright & this website | Disclaimer | Privacy | Tell us what you think | Accessibility | FOI | Sitemap

Page last updated: 8:49 AM 26 Mar 2018

Page URL: http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1076

State Library of SA homesa.gov.au - South Australian Government