This resource introduces students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) to European migration to Australia in the nineteenth century through the lens of ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors. They connect stories of past migration to their own family histories (where appropriate) and create a boardgame outlining a character’s journey to Australia.
Describe reasons that different groups of people migrate to other countries
Identify push and pull factors that explain the causes and reasons for migration to Australia in the 1800s
Share information with the class or in small groups about a friend or family member’s reasons for migrating to Australia
Create a board game that details a migrant’s experience through their journey and arrival to Australia in the 1800s
The following worksheets have been designed for use in conjunction with the Art and History resource Colony to Nation: Immigration. It includes important background information about the artworks and links to the Victorian History Curriculum.
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.