Year 7 History Museum Project

On Friday 5th June, the McKinnon Year 7 Transition (MYST) Centre was transformed into an ‘Ancient Civilisation Museum Exhibit’ as part of the Year 7 History program.  Each class had to investigate in depth an ancient Mediterranean society (Egypt, Greece or Rome), focus their research on a particular feature (art, architecture, government, economy, defence and culture) and reflect on how our contemporary society has been, and continues to be, influenced by these civilisations so many years later.

During this project, students learnt important research skills such as referencing sources, and improved their skills in the synthesis of information gathered in order to present an exhibit that was visual, aural, interactive and engaging.  Many students achieved this by creating videos, podcasts, acting as tour guides and, in some cases, dressing up and becoming the ‘embodiment’ of their specific topic.  Further to this, many students spent a lot of their time recreating historical artefacts based on their research, and this demonstrated not only authentic learning, but a high level of engagement in the activity as well.

Congratulations to all the students in 7B, 7D, 7F, 7H, 7J & 7L on their amazing work, effort and the impressive level of energy and enthusiasm displayed in the completion of this project.

Chris Pantelios
Student Engagement Coordinator

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