Find heritage educational resources from the Sunshine Coast, around Australia and internationally
Speak to a representative from one of the many Sunshine Coast Museums and Heritage Houses to find out what educational resources are available. From Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct and the Heritage Library to the Queensland Air Museum and Nambour Museum, each heritage site runs a unique educational program that has links to the school curriculum.
The Queensland Museum Learning Resources website is an exciting new way to access resources produced by the Museum. While the site is targeted at educators, it also contains activities, images and events relevant to parents, carers and many other members of the community.
The Australian Museum's mission is to make nature, indigenous cultures and science accessible and relevant. The museum does this by using the vast collections housed onsite to research, interpret and communicate our understanding of the environments and cultures of the Australian region to increase their long-term sustainability. The collections provide a reference to the fauna, geology and cultural heritage of Australia and the region.
National Archives of Australia
Access Australian history with treasure trove of docs, genealogy, and other resources kids can use to research and learn about history, genealogy, and the Australian population and government.
The National Library of Australia’s Digital Classroom includes curriculum-linked resources for Years 3-12. Using objects in the National Library of Australia’s collection, learning units can be linked to a range of topics across the curriculum. Most units include multiple themes and a variety of activities. Resources are written for a classroom setting and could be adapted to online classrooms or individual home learning.
Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum offers a range of teacher resources and online materials to complement the Australian curriculum through the Teacher Resources section of their website.
Well-curated art and history site inspires curious learning. This is a one-stop shop for compellingly curated and contextualized art, history, and culture resources.
Touch, explore, and interact with amazing 3D artefacts. This is a unique, highly credible resource to add to your classroom repertoire - if a topic matches your course and kids.
Inventive lessons and activities integrate Asian history, art, and more. This site offers an in-depth look at Asia’s influence on art and history and provides lots of creative tools for educators.
Smithsonian's History Explorer
Lessons, activities, artefacts, artfully presented by the Smithsonian. This site offers a fantastic resource for kids and teachers alike, it has everything you need to fall in love with history.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Virtual tour lets kids explore interactions of humans and our world. This site offers a great gateway to explore evidence and artefacts about the natural world; be ready to build your own lesson plans.
Whimsical, kid-friendly introduction to the wide world of art. This site is a wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
Discover, create, remix, and share first-rate museum artefacts. This site is thoughtfully crafted, open-ended curation and creation tool has a place in most classrooms.
- Bankfoot House colouring in sheets.
- Cardboard Cobb & Co coach - collect one when you visit Bankfoot House in the Glass House Mountains.
- Take a ride on Cobb & Co - Outback heritage.
- Take a ride on Cobb & Co - Full gallop.
- Take a virtual tour of zoos theme parks and museums.