The State Library will be closed on Tuesday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday
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History is made up of many, many stories. My History Online is a program that engages children in examining their own personal stories and histories. Children learn about their State Library to uncover the way collections hold memories. Children will speak and record their histories in preparation for creating their own special memory boxes to capture their own unique stories.
Key inquiry questions include:
• What is my personal story?
• How is my story the same and different from others?
• What people, events, activities, and places do I care about? Why?
The learning experiences are aligned with the Australian Curriculum for schools, with a particular emphasis on the learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences: History and the general capabilities of literacy, intercultural understanding and critical and creative thinking.
Effective Learning principles strongly underpin the learning design.
Elements of this program have been co-designed in partnership with children to provide relevant learning experiences that effectively engage young learners.
This welcome video has been created for Kindergarten to year 6 school students. It provides an overview of the State Library of South Australia's buildings and collections. It talks about the stories and memories held and preserved within the collection for current and future generations.
Please assist us by completing the survey after you have been part of our program.
Educator survey - My History online (digital visit)-link coming soon
Remember to click on our More to Explore tab for more resources associated with this program.
If you are unable to book into this program, please visit My History Digital Resource.
Explore ‘MY HISTORY Digital Resource’ for further information guides and resources
Explore the town that has inspired Phil Cummings’writing from the perspective of children at Peterborough Primary School.
What is the cost of a digital visit?
All State Library Digital Visits are provided to participants free of charge.
What pre-visit information will we receive?
A confirmation email will be sent from Eventbrite to the person that booked the Digital Visit.
This email will point to Information for the Educator and the Information for the Supporting Adults and Pre-Visit information on the Description page of the relevant program on the website.
The booking contact person is required to distribute appropriately to all the attending teachers and adults.
All pre-visit information can be found within the corresponding Education program on this website.
What technology is required for a digital visit?
The SA Government’s recommended online platform is Microsoft Teams. You will be emailed a link that enables your Digital Visit to be opened in the MS Teams app or in a web browser.
Participants will require internet access, a web camera, microphone and speakers.
Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) protocols will be highlighted with all participants at the start of the Digital Visit to ensure safety, access and participation is managed effectively.
Please email us prior to your Digital Visit if you have additional questions regarding ICT requirements.
What do I need to do before the Digital Visit?
View the short pre-visit Welcome Video with all participants prior to the Digital Visit. This is designed to:
Print Information for Supporting Adults letter to share with adults that may be assisting if that is provided for your program.
Organise learners into groups if specified in the pre-visit information.
Organise or print any specified resources necessary for the Digital Visit.
For research related programs we recommend that students Join the State Library and receive a library card if specified in the pre-visit information and request that the card be mailed to their private email address (not their school address) and have it mailed to them prior to the Digital Visit.
Are there tips for accessing the State Library for research?
Discuss research topics with your students and the types of credible resources that might be relevant.
Students may wish to access research tips for students.
Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.
Join the State Library and receive a library card to access e-Resources from home.
Check the Additional Information tab on the website page of the program you are going to attend to find More To Explore links, tips and suggestions.