Participate, Learn, Engage
The Hellenic Museum has developed a high-level education program for the Benaki Museum collection Gods, Myths & Mortal: Greek Treasures across the Millenia. The education program enables students to draw links between the exhibition and their own lives.
The education program consists of: a teacher’s guide in both English and Greek for primary and secondary students in Australia; a guided tour of the collection; and an activity guide entitled Escape the Labyrinth aimed at students under the age of 10.
The program can be applied to both primary and secondary school curriculums in areas of classics, art, social studies, ancient, medieval and modern history, visual arts and design.
To enhance the teaching of Greek in Australia, the program is also available in the Greek language. This guide is developed as a holistic learning experience that focuses on the Greek language along with Greek culture and history.
The education program works hand-in-hand with a guided tour of the collection for students. Using the teacher’s guide, teachers are given the chance to engage with the students through questions and activities before and then after the guided tour.
School tours include an introductory talk, a guided tour of the exhibition and a workshop if requested. The tour – which takes up to an hour and is capped at a maximum of 20 students – can be conducted in both English and Greek. The Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am-4pm. Tours cost $8 per student, with free entry for accompanying teachers.
To book a school tour, contact (03) 8615 9016
Socratic Discussion Group
A Socratic Discussion Group explores contemporary issues in an entertaining and thought-provoking way, inspired by the ancient philosopher Socrates. The Hellenic Museum hosts its own Socratic Discussion Group on the last Tuesday of each month. The group will be led by Dr Christopher Gribbin.
Designed for children to engage with the collection through art and craft, the workshops will include a viewing of the exhibition as well as guided activities. The workshops will run over the school holidays, on weekends and on request to compliment school excursions to the museum.