Arts and Humanities

The following Arts and Humanities outreach activities are available for secondary schools students.

For more information or to book please contact assc.outreach@latrobe.edu.au

Archaeology and History

Caring for the past: archaeology workshops

Curriculum: Year 7 Humanities

Dates: Multiple dates in 2017

Duration: 2 – 4 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) and Shepparton campus

The Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University and the Australian Institute of Archaeology invites year 7 Humanities students to participate in a series of workshops that include the Institute’s significant collection of artefacts, archaeological material and its authentic cat mummy.

Workshops include:

  • Conducting a dig box
  • Recording Artefacts
  • Reconstructing Papyrus
  • Reconstructing Pottery
  • The Mummy Experience

English

Story Slams

Curriculum: Year 10 English

Dates: May, June, July & September

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora), Bendigo and Shepparton campus

Story Slams are creative writing workshops that aim to develop student confidence in language skills such as sharpening plot, structure and genre. They offer insights and tips into the analytical reading of texts and aim to inspire a sense of joy in storytelling. Presented by some of Australia’s leading prize winning authors, Story Slams enable students to learn directly from published authors about how to write for clarity and power.

Young Writers’ Awards

Curriculum: Year 10 English

Dates: Opens July

La Trobe University invites Year 10 students to practice their writing skills and submit an original creative writing piece to the La Trobe University Young Writers’ Awards. Entries are judged by writing experts who provide feedback to top 20 entrants, award prizes and then join family, friends, teachers and La Trobe staff at the Awards’ Night to celebrate highly commended entries from Victoria and border school communities.

For tips and advice from our previous top 10 entrants please visit our Young Writers’ Awards page.

2016 top 10 entries can be read in full in the Young Writers' Awards Anthology 2016 [PDF 368KB].

Global Politics

Model United Nations Conference

Curriculum: VCE Global Politics

Dates: May

Duration: 6 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo campus

Hosted by La Trobe University on behalf of The United Nations Association - Victoria.

Each full-day conference simulates a session of the United Nations General Assembly through role-play and debate. Participating VCE Global Politics students step into the shoes of country ambassadors and draw on negotiation and diplomacy skills to ensure their views are heard. Students interact with other delegates during the caucus sessions, present their country’s position to the General Assembly and move amendments to a draft UN Resolution and its specific recommendations.

Participants receive student and teacher information packs developed by UNAA Victoria.

Media Studies

Making the News

Curriculum: Year 10 Media Studies

Dates: February, June & November

Duration: 4.5 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) campus

In this workshop, students use La Trobe University’s Mac computer laboratories, video and audio edit suites and the multi-camera television studio to learn the craft of television production. Working in teams (crews), students develop film and television production skills by writing, filming, editing and producing original story packages before selections are included in a live recording of a news broadcast.

Technical staff work alongside the students to assist them as they take on the role of presenters, camera operators, audio operators, vision switchers and more.

Videography

Curriculum: Year 11 Media Studies

Dates: June & October

Duration: 4.5 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) campus

Students discover the world of filmmaking and the importance of continuity in this hands-on workshop for media studies. Students are guided through the three stages of production while producing their own short sequence film using digital video cameras and Premiere Pro. Students also learn the theory behind the production of a continuity sequence - one of the building blocks of videography and cinematic storytelling.

Caring for the Past - Archaeology workshops
Caring for the Past - Archaeology workshops
Making the News - Media workshops
Making the News - Media workshops
Story Slams - Writing workshops
Story Slams - Writing workshops
Videography - Media workshops
Videography - Media workshops
Young Writers' Awards
Young Writers' Awards

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