1 hour guided, or semi-guided tour
1 hour workshop with a Museum Educator (if there is a particular element of a dot-point you would like the educator to cover, please let us know when you book)
About the program:
In this program, students have the opportunity to delve into the complex rise of the Nazi party and Hitler in Germany in line with the Year 12 HSC Modern History Core Study Power and Authority in the Modern World 1919-1946. Students will explore key aspects of this historical period including the rise of Nazism, the collapse of the Weimar Republic, the initial consolidation of Nazi power and the nature of Nazi ideology. In addition to an in-depth seminar, students will hear first-hand survivor testimony and closely examine a range of artefacts in the Museum’s display. This program not only enhances students’ content knowledge, historical understanding, and source analysis skills ahead of their HSC but also provides students with insights that contribute to a critical perspective on power and authority in the contemporary world.
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Plan your visit
On the day
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your program start time and assemble students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
- Please send a member of staff to the main museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
- Students will enter via the main museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road.
- Note that the museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.
What to bring
- Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring large backpacks.
- If the students plan to eat before or after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.
- We strive to make our programs accessible and inclusive to students of all needs and abilities. Please advise us if you have any additional needs for your visit.
- Note that the content covered at the museum may be distressing to some students.
- We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.
- An invoice will be sent after your visit, unless organised otherwise.
Confirmation of numbers
- All bookings must confirm any changes to student numbers 7 days prior to the visit in writing, or original booking numbers will be charged in full.
Cancellations and booking changes
- Changes and cancellations including dates, times and student numbers must be made in writing.
- Each booking is permitted two changes at no cost. Each additional change over and above these two changes will incur a $30 administration fee.
- Cancellations made within 7 working days of the scheduled booking will be charged in full.
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Pre and post visit lesson plans
Our Educators have created activities and resources for teachers to use to engage students before and after their visit to the Museum.
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