HistoryYears 5 - 6Australia as a NationAustralia as a Nation

Stories of Migration

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Stories of Migration

Number of Lessons

3

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

Overview

Students develop their understanding of migration and its impact on the development of Australia as a nation. They research the Australian government policies of migration in the 20th century and how this contributed to changes in the Australian population.
Students study the stories of people who migrated to Australia and the reasons they migrated.
They compare the push and pull factors that contribute to a person’s decision to migrate.
They explore individual narratives using primary sources including interviewing and recording oral histories. They connect stories of migration to their own families.

Key Inquiry Question

Who were the people who came to Australia and why did they come?

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking
Ethical understanding
Personal and social capability
Numeracy
Intercultural understanding
Literacy
ICT Capacity

asylum seeker, dictation, economic, environmental, immigrant, immigration, interviewee, migrant, migration, oppresion, oral history, perish, political, racism, refugee, sexism, social, traditions

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Stories of Migration

Number of Lessons

3

Author

Inquisitive Team

Status

Published

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