Students will step into the shoes of Australian legend Tom Kruse who delivered the mail and supplies to people along the rough Birdsville Track in outback Australia from 1936 to 1963, driving his faithful Leyland Badger Truck.
South Australia’s major cultural institutions, along North Terrace and beyond are preparing for an exciting three day program for the second Teachers’ Big Days Out in 2020. Loaded with professional learning opportunities for educators across multiple learning areas, this event will provide you with strategies of how to incorporate a variety of cultural institutions and their collections into your teaching programs!
The Legoworks Car Factory is a practical, fun program for junior primary students comparing the differences between old and new cars. They make a LEGO vehicle individually and as a team, exploring how car assembly lines work. Each student receives a special badge on completion of the activity.
Motor Works is an interactive and practical educational program that gives the opportunity for students to build their own scale Model-T Ford. Students take on the roles of the factory workers on the production assembly line and with appropriate teamwork the Model T Ford models start to roll of the end of the production line. Each student will take home their own scale model car.
This education program designed for R-7 primary students is based around the ‘Hawker Vans’ exhibition at the National Motor Museum. Students explore the role of the Hawker in early Australia after Federation, and why hawking was so important to consumers. They also learn about the impact of motor vehicle which enabled hawkers who previously travelled by foot, horse or camel, to cover much larger distances with heavier loads. Students will look at historical objects sold by the hawkers and carry out a simulated hawking journey where they will spruik their wares in a mini scale model hawker van.
This program provides an interactive and innovative experience for students to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. They use a variety of materials to create a short stop-motion animated movie depicting ‘bush mechanics’ themes after watching the Claymation episode of the ABC Bush Mechanics movie filmed around the Aboriginal community of Yuendumu.