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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACHHK115

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 6 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Australia as a Nation
Content description
Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia (including from ONE Asian country) and the reasons they migrated, such as World War II and Australian migration programs since the war.
  1. comparing push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia (for example economic migrants and political refugees)
  2. exploring individual narratives using primary sources (for example letters, documents and historical objects); interviewing and recording an oral history; dramatising the journey and circumstances of arrival based on the sources
  3. describing cultural practices related to family life, beliefs and customs of newly-arrived migrant groups and comparing these with those of the communities in which they settled within Australia
  4. connecting stories of migration to students’ own family histories (where appropriate)
Cross-curriculum priorities
    Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding