The unit of work, Global people, explores the human dimensions of forced and voluntary migration. Texts used include the picture storybook Ziba Came on a Boat, written by Liz Lofthouse and illustrated by Robert Ingpen, and the real-life story of Najeeba, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan. The focus might be complimented by having junior novels […]
This unit of work, Words to unite us, allows students to explore the complex theme of a common humanity, using the picture story books Whoever You Are, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub, Mirror by Jeannie Baker, and The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. […]
Students explore in greater depth what life was like for Chinese immigrants who travelled to Australia in search of gold through comparison and analysis of images, identification of goldfield locations and examining their local community connections with Chinese people.
Students explore through primary sources, why Chinese migrated to Australia in the nineteenth century and what life was like on the goldfields.
This learning sequence explores migrant stories of Australians of Asian heritage. Students analyse these stories and reflect on those who come to Australia seeking better lives.
Learn more about the refugee crisis with striking statistics and photographs from around the world. Discover the lives and experiences of refugees before writing compelling postcards to MPs on the issue of family reunion. This resource for 11-16 year olds develops empathy and empowers young people to be a part of the campaign to change […]
Being confined to our homes has prompted many of us to reflect on our personal space and the importance of our communities. But before the first lockdowns began almost 80 million people around the world had been forced to leave their homes, communities and sometimes families, and start over somewhere new.
The Face the Facts education resource will help students understand issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This resource complements the Commission’s 2012 Face the Facts publication, which provides accurate and easy to understand facts about these groups based on primary research information from a variety of sources.
The Globalising World is a unit of work that investigates how migration from 1945 to the present day has shaped Australian society. In particular this unit focuses on the impacts of changing immigration policies and the development of human rights and anti-racism movements in Australia. In this unit, students investigate how racist values in the […]