For Teachers

This section offers you a range of learning and teaching resources, activities and student templates to use with your students and for your own professional learning. These resources also complement school excursions to the Library.

If you’re a member of the State Library of Victoria, you can access databases from home or school. You can join the library online by going to the State Library Victoria website.

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Students use historical photographs to compare and contrast the life of children in the past with those of today.
Students annotate an image, recording their observations and ideas, and share with the class.
Students explore media representations of Ned Kelly in newspapers around the time of his capture.
Students think about why Ned Kelly wrote the Jerilderie letter and explore the impact it had on the public, the police and what it tells us about Ned and his life.
Students brainstorm around the 5w (who, what, when, where, why) and 1h (how) framework to generate questions about a source.
Students use a thinking chart to explore an image and discover what it can reveal about the past.
Students use question prompts to consider what sits outside the frame of the image.
Students explore how online notetaking tool, Evernote can help them keep track of their research.
Student templates relating to essay writing, including frameworks for bibliographies, note-taking and essay planning.
Students explore how social bookmarking tools like Diigo not only help them keep track of websites but also find new resources through groups and networks.