Let’s change the way students and teachers use the Centre of Democracy and participate in South Australia’s History Festival in May 2020!
Students years 4-11
Throughout May, all schools throughout South Australia are invited to participate in a poetry-developing activity.
We encourage you to engage with museums and interpret museum collections in a different way. What does local history mean to you? Why are objects important and why should we care? Why would a museum have that particular object on display? What’s the story?
Targeting HASS and English students from Years 4-11, students will be invited to pick a museum object, digital or non-digital, and write a poem relating to the theme ‘changing identities’. It could be a haiku, a stanza, a verse, or a slam, written or recorded. Whatever form is most interesting.
Submissions can be written, or audio or video files, along with a picture of the object. At the end of May, the History Trust will share the poems through the History Festival Facebook and Instagram page (@historyfestival).
Please book your time in the Centre using the booking form.