This lesson supports students in understanding the push and pull factors contributing to human migration with an Australian context. The content of this lesson links to the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 6 Historical Knowledge and Understanding:Australia as a Nation (ACHHK115) Comparing push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia (for example economic migrants and political refugees).
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) - In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. Based on a true and very powerfully moving story. The ugly History of Australia that needs to be told and remembered.
It's Australia, 1850s, A Unit about the Gold Rush - This Australian Curriculum History inquiry unit focusses on the Gold Rush in Australia. Includes migration, perspectives and can be integrated with English. Includes 13 activities, resource list, an appendix and a powerpoint for IWB to support teaching.