The story of mass migrations to Australia touches virtually every family on our island nation. As such, this is a great topic to engage students in the factors and stories that prompted migrations from the Gold Rush to the present (with options for Indigenous migration). History, Geography and Civics as well as students' families personal experiences enrich the grand story.
This is a slimmed down version of a real WebQuest. It still uses engaging real, rich and relevant Web resources and prompted activities to help students stretch their learning.
Features of this QuickQuest
- Exploration of mass migrations.
- Analysis of 'Push' and 'Pull' factors.
- Discovery of how Australia's policies stimulated and discouraged migration flows.
- Question sheet for first-person interviews to learn more of their family history.
- Activities for narrative and persuasive writing.
- Develop keys concepts of 'continuity and change' and 'cause and effect.'
- Extra Online Resources help stretch students' understanding and interests.
Addresses these standards and Curriculum Elements*
Years 3-10: Content Descriptions / Outcomes
- Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions
- Victorian Curriculum Content Descriptions
- New South Wales Syllabus Outcomes
* Note: a detailed curriculum page is included
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