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For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the Community Learning Team:
Phone: 61 8 7424 6121

This Digital Resource invites learners to explore their own community and its diversity of people, places and events.  State Library resources can assist learners to develop their skills in researching the past and presenting stories of their community. An interactive map co-designed with children of the Peterborough community and the State Library, provides a stimulus for documenting and sharing community stories.  

This resource follows on from the State Library’s My History, early years program and resources, as learners begin to shift from examining their own personal and family histories to understanding the diverse stories of their broader community.  

Key inquiry questions include: 

  • How is my story the same and different from others? 
  • What community stories about people, places or events are important to me? How might I find out more? 
  • How can my State Library help me to learn more about my community’s past and present? 
  • How do people preserve and share the stories of their communities? 

The learning experiences are aligned with the Australian Curriculum for schools, with a particular emphasis on the learning area of HASS: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Information Literacy and research skills. 

Effective Learning principles strongly underpin the learning design. 

Elements of this resource have been co-designed in partnership with children to provide relevant learning experiences that effectively engage young learners.

This guide provides a learning overview for 'My Community, including learning intent, curriculum connections, key inquiry questions and possible learning processes and resources.


This 'Welcome Video' is for young learners and educators. It provides an overview of the role of the State Library of South Australia in collecting, preserving and sharing the stories of the state. Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the areas in the library and the work that we do.



Please assist us by completing this short survey after you have used our digital resources.



Peterborough interactive map

This interactive map co-designed with children of the Peterborough community and the State Library, provides a stimulus for documenting and sharing community stories.

What is the cost of using a Digital Resource?

All State Library Digital Resources are provided free of charge.

Any additional tools and materials to complement the experience are provided by the school.

General Information

Access Guides for each Digital Resource from the program page on the Library website 

How do I use the Digital Resource?

We have provided a Guide for each of the Digital Resources which outlines curriculum links and learning processes and resources. These ideas can be adopted, adapted or used as a springboard to  innovate and develop our own program.

What can I do if the videos don't work?

We recommend using browsers Chrome, Edge or Safari

How can I provide feedback?

We value your feedback and invite you to complete the short survey linked through the QR code on the Guide for your Digital Resource. This will enable us to further develop programs.

Is there someone I can speak to about the resources if I need assistance?

For any questions regarding the resources, please reach out to the Community Learning Team.

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