Ask the History Experts: Interview an archaeologist and a curator
At least one supervising teacher must be online with the students at all times.
About the program
Join curator Mel Flyte from Sydney Living Museums, and archaeologist Dr. Craig Barker from Sydney University Chau Chak Wing Museum to ask your questions about how they uncover and interpret history. They will reveal significant objects from both museum collections to explain their work.
This event will be streamed live as a zoom webinar.
Questions for Mel and Craig can be emailed to email@example.com prior to the event or typed using the Q&A function during the webinar.
Watch the video recording of the live event:
View this Youtube video about the role of the curator and the archaeologist:
Curator Mel Flyte takes us into the world of found objects discovered in the fabric of Hyde Park Barracks and now part of an historic yet unusual collection. More than 4000 objects from this collection will be on display as part of the barracks’ new visitor experience
How are the objects helping historians understand the lives of people who lived at the barracks?
Stage 3 History
Skills - Analysis and Use of Sources
HT3-3 Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication
Stage 4 History
The Ancient World Depth Study 1: Investigating the Ancient Past
Key inquiry question: How do we know about the ancient past?
HT4-1 Describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the past
HT4-5 Identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources
HT4-6 Uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations