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Moomba Dragon Parade, 17 March 1958, Bourke Street & Swanson Street
Dear Education Community, 
A very warm welcome to Term 2!
We hope that the break allowed for some rest and refreshment for you and your students.
There was a sense of joy and excitement here at the Museum during term one, as we welcomed the Year of the Dragon, with record numbers of people attending the Chinese New Year Festival, a day filled with cultural immersion and the unforgettable experience of our Millennium Dragon on parade.
In this edition of Ed-News, explore some of our popular Education Programs so that your school community can continue to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Find out more about our Dragon Puppet Workshop which we now offer as an Excursion and as an Incursion. Also discover our live virtual program Awakening the Dragon which is a great way of engaging with the Chinese Museum remotely. 
To help your students learn more about the power and significance of these mythical creatures, we have been busy creating an online education resource especially for you. We are proud to announce the launch of our online Year of the Dragon Education Resource. See below for more details....
This free online resource provides teachers with a suite of activities that can be used flexibly as either pre- or post-visit activities with your Museum program or use it as a part of a unit of work. Students can learn all about the cultural practices and traditions of Chinese dragons and we invite schools to create their own Chinese Dragon. See our Dragon Mural Art Activity for all the details on how your school community can participate and share your dragons with us. We can’t wait to see your results!
Lastly, don’t forget that our curriculum aligned programs support the teaching and learning in the subject areas of History, Intercultural Understanding and Chinese LOTE. We offer Museum and Chinatown tours all year round that showcase the heritage and culture of the Chinese Australian community. You can enhance your Museum experience and create a memorable day out for your students by adding a craft workshopKung Fu session or a meal program.
May the Year of the Dragon bring you and your students prosperity, joy, and good fortune!
Tiffany Chimirri, 
Education Manager

We warmly wish to thank teachers and schools for continuing to support our Museum and we look forward to welcoming you and your students either onsite or online at the Chinese Museum soon. 
Best wishes,  
From the Education Team 

The Museum of Chinese Australian History gratefully acknowledges the Victorian State Government Department of Education as an Education Program partner.
Museum of Chinese Australian History acknowledges Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pays respect to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.