20th Century Australia Teacher Resources

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Racial discrimination against the Chinese in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine the stereotypes of Chinese immigrants to Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They evaluate the validity of these stereotypes and investigate various pieces of legislation that discriminated against the...
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Australia and Argentina: A Study in Contrast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study world events and their effect on economic growth. They research and interpret graphs to determine explanations for economic growth. Students compare the World Wars and the Great Depression to the growth of Argentina and...
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Opium: Use and abuse

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students investigate the issue of opium smoking amongst Chinese communities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They examine how opium use was used to create ill-feeling towards Chinese people.
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Stories of Individuals in the Chinese Community: a Comparative Approach

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students focus on stories describing the experiences of several individuals in the Chinese community and compare them with the experiences of Chinese immigrants in the late 20th century.
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Chinese Newspapers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners investigate the role of Chinese newspapers in the Australian Chinese community, both in the early 20th century and today. They identify the role of ethnic newspapers.
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Participation in civic life

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars investigate the political activism of Chinese in Australia - from the protests against discrimination in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the participation of Chinese Australians in all levels of...
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Stable and Unstable Structures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research three major bridge collapses. In this Physical Science lesson plan, students will sketch a bridge design for their area after their research. All bridge designs will be presented to the class to discuss strengths and...
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The life of William Ah Ket - Building bridges between East and West

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners read the story of William Ah Ket, an Australian-born Chinese man who became a respected leader in the community in the early twentieth century. This story is used as the context for research, vocabulary development and creative...
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Chinese communities, Federation and the early Commonwealth

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students search and use a database. They compare and analyze primary sources and develop an awareness of the nature and extent of the Chinese community's involvement in the Federation celebrations.