Eureka Education

Eureka Centre encourages young people to engage with Australia’s colonial history through its Eureka Education programs. We provide teachers and students with tools and experiences that explore the social history and cultural impact of the Victorian goldrush and the stories of the men and women who risked their lives in the fight for miners’ rights.

Our programs are delivered by a team of passionate educators and can be adapted to meet the specific curriculum needs of individual groups. Speak to our Education Officer today to discuss tailoring programs that will complement and extend your classroom learning.

Eureka!

In this program, students explore the lives and stories of the people who had a significant influence on shaping Australia’s colonial society. Students have an opportunity to form deeper connections with the people of the Eureka Stockade as they become absorbed in their stories.

Students will adopt the voice of key protagonists to enable them to merge these stories to their personal experience; creating a relationship with the beliefs, values and motivations of the people at Eureka and their impact on social justice and equality.

Length: 90 minutes (120 minutes for groups larger than 80)
Cost: $9.50 (inc GST) per student. Teachers are free of charge. Ask about our discount for schools located in the Ballarat municipality.
Maximum participants: 100

Victorian and Australian Curriculum F-10
History levels 3 - 6 and 9 – 10
Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

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Down with Despotism

Students participating in this program will gain a clear understanding of key moments in the history of democracy in Australia by investigating the lives and stories of people who have created social change.

Students will compare the past with contemporary examples and explore how they can contribute to and strengthen Australia’s democratic processes today.

Length: 90 minutes (120 minutes for groups larger than 80)
Cost: $9.50 (inc GST) per student. Teachers are free of charge. Ask about our discount for schools located in the Ballarat municipality.
Maximum participants: 64

Victorian and Australian Curriculum F-10
History levels 3 - 6 and 9 - 10
Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

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Online Programs

Eureka Education also offers a range of online programs allowing you to access the knowledge and understanding found at the Centre remotely. Online programs are conducted live with a professional educator. Programs are run through Microsoft Teams (other platforms available on request).

The Eureka Flag
Join us for a discussion on the myths and facts about one of Australia’s most significant cultural artefacts and textile treasures, The Eureka Flag.

Revolution or Riot?
Students explore the stockade from the perspective of both the colonial government and the rebels. What was the reason behind the decisions being made by each side in the conflict, and who do you think was right?

Length: 30 minutes 
Cost: $50 (inc GST) per session.
Maximum participants: 30

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Education booking Enquiries

To request an education booking please email us and an Education Staff member will be in touch.

Contact us at
E | eurekaeducation@ballarat.vic.gov.au
P | 03 5333 0308
 

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Eureka Centre Ballarat Education Program is funded through the Department of Education and Training’s (DET) Strategic Partnership Program.