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Why did people migrate to Australia?
What are their stories?


Year 6
Investigate the range of people who migrated to Australia after 1900
Australian Curriculum Context

Task 1- individual task
Australian migration in the 1800s - background
Find information and resources for this activity here.
Find your workbook for this activity here

Task 2 - individual task
A Migration Story - interview - Example
Uncover the story of a person who has migrated to Australia. See details here.
Our Migration Reports

Task 3 - individual task
Read or listen to the story Onion Tears by Diana Kidd. When you finish the book, answer these questions in your Powerpoint portfolio.
Task 4 - individual task
Explore the My Place Decade Timeline to investigate Australian life in the 20th century.
For each decade that you explore, answer these questions in your Powerpoint file.
Task 5 - individual task
My Place - DVD - Disk 1
Select an episode or two from the 20th century to watch.
For each episode that you watch, answer these questions in your Powerpoint portfolio.
Task 6 - individual task
New Homes - Interactive Game
Learn about two 'displaced persons' who migrated to Australia from Europe after World War II and make a museum exhibition about their stories.

When you finish the game, answer these questions
in your Powerpoint portfolio.

Task 7 - individual task
The Journey of the Hong Hai - Interactive Game
What is it like to be a refugee? Recreate the journey of Hong Hai, the first case of refugee 'boat people' landing on Australia's shores.
When you finish the game, answer these questions
in your Powerpoint portfolio.

Task 8 - group task
A Timeline of Australian Migration
Investigate the connections and changes over time and how this has influenced and changed the Australian culture. Your group will decide on a way to present their information to the class. See details here.




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