• Two Hour General Program

Two Hour General Program

Key information
Cost $12/student Duration 2 hours Supervision ratios The supervision ratio is 1:15 for primary groups and 1:20 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge. Curriculum links Years 5-8 (Stages 3 & 4): HSIE, Civics & Citizenship, History, English

Years 9-10 (Stage 5)
History, Core Study - Depth Study 3: Australians at War: World Wars I and II
Depth Study 6: School-developed Topic

Years 11-12 (Stage 6): Preliminary Modern History, Investigating Modern History – The Nature of Modern History; HSC Modern History, Core Study – Power and Authority in the Modern World (1919-1946)
About the program:

By utilising Holocaust history as a framework, teachers can engage students in discussion of the related issues of racism, intolerance and persecution that continue to beset our world. The General Program can be adapted to focus on key syllabus areas as requested by the class teacher. Students will learn about the experience of Jews and other victims of Nazi persecution through oral testimony, displays and artefacts.

The program includes first-hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor and a guided tour of the Museum.

Image credit: SJM Collection.

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Plan your visit

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

On the day

  • We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your program begins and assembling 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 where security will greet you and show you where to go.
  • Note that the Museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.

Lunches

  • There is an option of pre-ordering our school café lunch which can be eaten in Green Park before or after the excursion. Please click here to see the menu.

What to bring

  • Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring backpacks.
  • If the students plan to eat their lunch in the park after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.

Access

  • Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Content advice

  • 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.

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