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Northern Territory (NT) school students now have access to a new schools program, which shines a spotlight on significant aspects of NT history.
In Term 1 2017, the topic highlights are 'Bombing of Darwin' and 'Explorers of the NT'.
Discover the bombing of Darwin
Bring your class to the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House and jump back in time to 19 February 1942.
It was just another beautiful Wet Season day, but that soon changed as bombers and fighters of the Imperial Japanese Navy began their attack, leaving much of Darwin town in ruins.
Students explore a wide range of Northern Territory Library collections to learn about some of the little known stories and people involved in the bombing of Darwin. This session uses a range of exciting imagery and objects to make 19 February 1942 come alive.
Discover the explorers of the Territory
The Territory remains a place of endless horizons. Join the Northern Territory Library and imagine setting out on your own expedition of discovery into the unknown.
Students explore a wide range of Northern Territory Library collections to learn a little of the stories and characters of early Territory exploration. This session uses a range of exciting imagery and objects to make early exploration come alive.
Bring your class to the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House and travel back to a magical time of discovery and adventure.
School programs for each topic
There are two types of school programs for each topic - 'walk and learn' and 'students as researchers'.
Walk and learn
Walk and learn sessions of up to one hour duration are available for primary, middle and senior years students.
These sessions are engaging and informative sessions where students and teachers learn the amazing stories behind the items they discover as they walk around the Northern Territory Library with a Visitor Experience librarian.
Research sessions complement the 'walk and learn' sessions and are designed to promote critical and creative thinking.
Students are introduced to a range of authoritative information sources, and using iPads provided, are challenged and inspired to undertake their own research around one of the topics listed above.
How to book
To book a school program fill in the online booking form.
For more information contact:
Michael Barritt, Manager Visitor Experience
Phone: (08) 8999 3910
Mobile: 0438 417 595
Koulla Giannikouris, Learning Services Officer
Phone: (08) 8922 0724
Last updated: 09 February 2017