Research Skills for Historical Inquiry

Excursion Summary

2 hours

On Demand

Develop the research skills needed to explore challenging questions and ideas and to think critically about the information at your fingertips.

In this 2 hour workshop students will:

  • tour the amazing Mitchell Library
  • view original collection items
  • develop inquiry questions
  • analyse a variety of sources and much more.

Curriculum Outcomes

Stage 3 – NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum - History

HT3-5 applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication


Stage 4 – NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum - History

HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources

HT4-6 uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations

HT4-8 locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry

HT4-9 uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past

Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $230 for groups up to 15, $355 for 16 – 30 students.

Bookings are essential, please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Email, phone (02) 9273 1778 or fill out our Bookings Enquiry form.

Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.

Bus Subsidy

The State Library of NSW offers to provide K-12 school students from DET schools in Western and South Western Sydney, access to FREE bus travel to visit the State Library of NSW to participate in our onsite learning programs.