The Irish Potato Famine & Migration Push/Pull Factors Resource Bundle

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What was the Irish Potato Famine and why was it a major push factor for immigrants coming to Australia?

Use the The Irish Potato Famine & Migration Push/Pull Factors Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of early migration to Australia.

Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK109

This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size.


So, what's included?

✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!

✓ Engaging 900-word story entitled Rotten Potatoes: Escaping the Great Irish Famine targeted at readers in Years 4 to 6, written as a letter from an Irish girl to her cousin in Australia.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.

✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article.

✓ Celebrations Brought by Migrants research activity.

✓ Immigrant Group Profile research activity.

✓ In My Backpack worksheet asks students to determine what items they would pack if they had to leave their home and their country in a hurry.

✓ Immigration Restriction Act information and example test.


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