History in a Box is a hands-on learning kit giving you the opportunity to explore aspects of the daily lives of children in the nineteenth century.
History in a Box is undergoing a re-vamp and will be unavailable for bookings from July 2016.
Please keep an eye on this page and we will update these details as soon as the product is back up and running.
The outreach box and program is based on the lives of the Sargood family at the mansion house Rippon Lea from the 1860’s to the early 1900’s. Studying this once prominent Melbourne family students analyse and interpret historically significant items including documents, objects, photographs and memoirs.
Exploring facets of Victorian life such as games, education, family life, photography, domestic work and etiquette a student project enables them to trace and document their own heritage. Through activities they consider the significance of earlier times and understand how the past shapes the present.
This hands on approach to learning gives students a fun and interactive way to explore and engage with artifacts from the past. The activities have been carefully and thoughtfully developed in order to cater for the diverse learning styles of students.