State Library of South Australia

From clay tablet to iPad [opportunity 1]

Date: 29 January 2019 to 12 April 2019

Time: 10 to 11.30am

Location: Meet in the ground floor glass foyer.

Note: Free, but bookings essential.


This program investigates cultural identity and how we capture, preserve and share stories in our global context.

Suitable for: years 5 to 7
Session length: up to 1.5 hours
Days: Monday to Thursday
Numbers: up to 30 students
Supervision: 1:6 (years 5 -7)
Facilitator: Education Librarians

Learners will find out about ways that knowledge and stories have been recorded, with access to collection materials often unseen by the general public. They will investigate the science behind preservation techniques.


Learners will have opportunity to access restricted areas and discover methods used to preserve collections for future generations in a state-of-the-art environment.

Key inquiry questions

  • What is recorded about the past?
  • Think like a scientist:
  • What patterns and relationships can you see?
  • What are the problems and challenges in preserving historic documents?
  • What do you predict might happen?

Teaching for Effective Learning principles strongly underpin the learning design and all learning experiences are aligned with the Australian Curriculum, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Learning area of HASS: History and Geography.
  • Learning area of Science.
  • General Capability of intercultural understanding.

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