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 immigrant 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. Investigates 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 Anglo community 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.
MHC Online content:
Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style In Australia http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/faithfashion/
Objects through Time
Zivil Lager: Interment Camp
Wing Hing Long & Co store Museum
Fields of Memories: Scheyville Training Farm and Migrant Accommodation Centre
New Italy Settlement
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