On the 3-8-2015 all of the seniors went to the Immigration Museum to learn about Immigration to Australia.
The three exhibitions that we did were:
- Identity-Yours Mine Ours
- Passport tour
- Heritage Tour-Explore the history of the outside of Melbourne
This activity was very fun and exciting because there were a lot of deep thinking in the whole process.
Here is some information.
What we are called?
Our name is the heart or first step in our separate identity. Our name could have a connection with either family, Religion, community or relatives.
We watched a video about these two woman who were on a train, and they were talking to each other, when they stopped at a station.Two men hopped on, one of them sat down and the other had to stand.They were all good until the man who sat down got a phone call from his friend. He answered it and started talking to him. A couple of minutes into the phone call the man standing up said to the man sitting down, “Can you quiet down you are making too much noise” in a very loud and scary voice. This is very sad because he being black doesn’t mean that you should do such a thing.
Passport tour 🙂
The next adventure we went on was the passport exhibition.
This exhibition was really heartbreaking because all of the bad wars and events that happened, back then were in this section.
We saw a video about all of the natural disasters killing millions of people (very sad).
I felt a big BOOM in my heart when I saw the video about when all of the people in other countries were disrespected and .
This made me feel really bad and shocked at how we have to be grateful for what we have including:
- Fresh food
- Fresh water
These are all of the essential things we need in our lives.
All of the poverty in our world is getting bigger and bigger because more rich people are getting more greedy in what they buy.
While we walked around we had to fill in a page in our passports about the topic we were just about to go into.
We learned a lot of information about other countries and how they got here.
Heritage tour (outdoors walk) 🙂
This was very different to the other exhibitions because this one was outdoors and walking. it was FREEZING outside so we kept on moving.
While we were walking I saw the bridge which homeless people sleep at night. We also saw the difference between the two periods of time, olden days and today.
We saw lots of buildings and how they have changed over the years.
This excursion has definitely changed how I look at immigration and other people from other countries coming to Australia to live.
What was your favourite exhibition?
Please comment below if any questions or comments 🙂