In this lesson, students investigate the causes for the movement and migration of people from Britain and Ireland to the new Australian Colonies. They will watch and reflect on a video presentation; To the other side of the world. Using real life examples, the video introduces the students to the different types of migrants eg forced migrants and assisted passengers. They will research the meaning of thematic vocabulary eg emigrant, immigrant. Learning about Push and Pull factors, the reasons for migration, students will then study the concept of cause and effect through analysis of a chain of events eg why the Irish potato famine lead to many Irish migrants moving to Australia. They will also investigate convict transportation in the 19th Century and analyse the daily lives of the convicts on arrival in the colonies.
Historical concepts addressed in this lesson are sources, cause and effect, significance and empathy.
Who were the British and Irish migrants and why did they leave their homeland?
ACHASSI096, ACHASSK109, ACHASSK107, ACHASSI105, ACHASSI095
HT3-5, HT3-2, HT3-1
VCHHK089, VCHHC083, VCHHK091