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» CLASS ACTIVITIES & FACT SHEETS
1. HSIE (years 3-6)
a. Hear stories of communities with different cultures. Years 3-4
b. Identify some links between world events and the arrival and plight of migrant groups. Years 5-6
c. Examine some of the cultures, ideas and traditions that have influenced Australian culture and identity, including migration, trade, religion and belief. Years 5-6
d. Examine significant current events that are affecting Australian identity, eg. immigration, racism, internet developments. Years 5-6
e. Investigate current community issues. Years 3-4
2. History (years 7-10)
a. How have the rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples and other groups (either migrants or women) in Australia changed since World War 2? Years 9-10
b. How have the Australian community and government changed its attitude and involvement in South East Asia since World War 2?
c. How did the Anglo communities treat non-Anglo minorities in 19th Century Australia?
d. What were the main concerns of the Colonies in drafting the Federal Constitution at Federation? What was the first piece of legislation passed by the first Federal Parliament in 1901?
3. Geography (years 7-10)
a. Identify the causes and outcomes of political tensions and conflicts at local, national and international levels. Years 7-8
b. Explain Australia’s links with other countries and its role in the international community. Years 9-10
c. Account for differences between and within Australian communities. Years 9-10
4. English (years 7-10)
a. Respond to and compose a range of texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis of the immigration debate. Years 7-8
b. Think critically about information, ideas and arguments surrounding the immigration debate and draft texts in response to them. Years 7-8
Objects through Time
Belongings: Post WW2 Memories and Journeys
Zivil Lager: Internment Camp
Wing Hing Long & Co Store Museum
Journey To A New Life
Gold and Silver: Vietnamese Migration and Relationships with Environments in Vietnam and Sydney
So Much Sky – Bonegilla Reception and Training Centre 1947 – 1971
Fields of Memories: Scheyville Training Farm and Migrant Accommodation Centre
Half a World Away: Post War Migration to the Orange District
Pai Nai Ma: Thai – Australian Experiences
Packing to Leave: Saris, Suits and Spices
The First Wave: Beyond a White Australia
From Estonia to Thirlmere
A Place for the Friendless Female
Sharing the Lode: The Broken Hill Migrant Story
Other Educational Resources
Making Multicultural Australia
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The NSW Migration Heritage Centre is now an official partner supporting NSW syllabuses and a variety of curricula across Australia.