Change and continuity: Stage 3: content point 8 - family, school, local nation and global events, issues, problems and trends
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UNHCR Historical Refugee Data

UNHCR Historical Refugee Data | Change and continuity: Stage 3: content point 8 - family, school, local nation and global events, issues, problems and trends | Scoop.it
Explore the UNHCR statistical data with this visualization
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Outcome Stage 3: Change and continuity

Subject matter: “Family, school, local, national and global events, issues, problems and trends.”

Focus: Global and national events

 

 

http://data.unhcr.org/dataviz/#

 

The above link is an interactive website from the UNHCR (2012). It is a map of the world. When a student clicks on a country it tell them how many refugees live in that country and how many refugees come from that country. This website can lead to various discussions on why certain countries may have fewer or more refugees than others. For example Canada (163,756) has significantly more refugees than Australia (30,083) while Russia has a lower intake than other countries (3178). The class can discuss and research why this might be the case which can lead to discussions on: geography, political climate and where refugees may have came from (Russia is a good example of this, since the intake number and the number of refugees from Russia are highly disproportionate).

 

 To get a more personal understanding of a refugee then just seeing numbers on a website, a teacher may show a video of a refugee in Australia such as the following video by BTN of a Sudanese refugee named; Johnson Maker.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3895053.htm

 

There are also organisations that can arrange for speakers to come to schools to talk about refugees. For example, the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC), ASRC is based in Victoria (link below).

 

  ASRC also have fact sheets about the Myths and Facts about refugees and asylum seekers. These can be made into a poster project for students in stage 3.

 

ASRC: Speakers and resource kits for schools:

http://www.asrc.org.au/resources/for-teachers/

 

ASRC:

Myth and Facts

http://www.asrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASRCMythBusterShortJul30th2013-Summary-FINAL1.pdf

 

ABC (2014). Refugee Journey. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3895053.htm [Accessed: 13 Apr 2014].

ASRC (n.d.). For Teachers. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.asrc.org.au/resources/for-teachers/ [Accessed: 13 Apr 2014].

ASRC (2014). Myth and facts. Victoria: Available through: ASRC http://www.asrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASRCMythBusterShortJul30th2013-Summary-FINAL1.pdf [Accessed: 13 Apr 2014].

 

Board Of Studies (1998). Syllabus: Human society and its environment k-6.Sydney: Board Of Studies.

UNHCR (2012). UNHCR Historical Refugee Data. [online] Retrieved from: http://data.unhcr.org/dataviz/# [Accessed: 13 Apr 2014].

 

 

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Aboriginal people and the Constitution

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Now to some comments the Prime Minister made recently about it being time to think about changing the constitution. You might think - no big deal, right? I mean politicians are always talking about changing laws. But the constitution is a bit more important than that. Let’s have a look at what it is and why some people reckon it needs a bit of a tweak. And a warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers this story contains images of people who have died.
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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3939299.htm

 

Outcome Stage 3: Change and continuity

Subject matter: “Family, school, local, national and global events, issues, problems and trends.”

Focus: Issues, problems, trends and National events

 

The video above is from Behind the News (BTN). BTN is a program that deconstructs recent news stories for the classroom. This video is about the current struggles that Aboriginal people in Australia face, it in particular focuses on the absence of recognition of Aboriginal people in the constitution.

 

One of the three cross-cultural priorities in the Australian curriculum is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures (Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014, pp 346). ACARA (2013) mentions that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community’s contempory experiences need to be addressed as well as the history ( Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014 pp 346). BTN talks about the current struggles that Aboriginal people are facing and how it relates to a lack of recognition, including discriminatory laws that specifically target Indigenous people and how a lack of recognition leads to identity issue. The video talks about the past struggles that Aboriginal people have faced in regards to the constitution and their right to vote, 1967 referendum.

 

Activities that can accompany the video include:

-          Writing a letter to the P.M to have Aboriginal people included into the constitution

-          A referendum in the classroom – with fake polling booths etc.

 

 

ABC (2014). Constitution. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3939299.htm [Accessed: 10 Apr 2014].

Gilbert, R. & Hoepper, B. (2014). Teaching humanities and social sciences. 5th ed.Victoria: Cengage LearningAustralia. Pp 346

 

Board Of Studies (1998). Syllabus: Human society and its environment k-6.Sydney: Board Of Studies.

 

 

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Immigration Nation Ep. 2 : World War 2 (FULL) - YouTube

Immigration Nation Ep. 2 : World War 2 (FULL) - YouTube | Change and continuity: Stage 3: content point 8 - family, school, local nation and global events, issues, problems and trends | Scoop.it
From the white Australia policy to a multicultural nation. Episode one of a three episode documentary series "Immigration Nation" - originally aired on SBS i...
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Outcome Stage 3: Change and continuity

Subject matter: “Family, school, local, national and global events, issues, problems and trends.”

Focus: Family, national and global events

 

Original Screen: SBS

Link: 

Ep 2 (above) 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB6272FEFD6286F58

 

Immigration Nation (2011) explores the history of immigration in Australia post and during the implementation of the “White Australia policy” and its demise. The second episode (the link above) explores the creation of the Department of Immigration. It also explores the need for immigration. This episode also talks about the signing of the refugee convention and the marketing of refugees to make it appealing to the general population of Australia that still believed in the White Australia policy. The documentary also explores society’s movement away from the policy. The interviewees in this documentary include academics Prof Andrew Markus (Monash University), Dr Gwenda Tavan (La Trobe University), Associate Prof. Sean Brawley, as well as people who experienced Australia’s immigrations policies first hand and a former employee of the department of immigration.

 

Class Project: Talk to a family member/ friend etc who has migrated to Australia. Present their journey on an A3 sheet. Include: Their life in their previous country, why they decided to migrate to Australia, the process (how they applied or travelled) of their journey and their current life. 

 

Or

 

The above activity but in a video interview format.

 

 

The following are the links to other episodes:

Episode one; The White Australia Policy: focused on the creation of the “white Australia policy” and the racism underpinning the dictation test, also interviews of people whose family were affected by the policy and the international response.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL55253D0075EF4D5B 

 

Episode three: The cold war: explore migration post-cold war.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF76AB56EC439FDBA 

 

Immigration nation. (2010). [DVD]Australia: Renegade Films.

 

Board Of Studies (1998). Syllabus: Human society and its environment k-6.Sydney: Board Of Studies.

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Interactive : Immigration Nation on SBS

Interactive : Immigration Nation on SBS | Change and continuity: Stage 3: content point 8 - family, school, local nation and global events, issues, problems and trends | Scoop.it
SBS :: Special Broadcasting Service
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Outcome Stage 3: Change and continuity

Subject matter: “Family, school, local, national and global events, issues, problems and trends.”

Focus: national, family and global events

 

http://www.sbs.com.au/immigrationnation/interactive

 

Immigration nation is an interactive website branching off from the documentary “immigration nation”. The website has many stories of different migrants that have come to Australia. At the top of the page there are topics that students can explore, including agriculture, food, humanitarian, communications and politics etc. Each topic has interactive people that students can click on to find out their story/ journey.

 

The interactive website allow for students to discover how immigration has benefitedAustralia. Each topic has a twenty second video introduction. Each interactive person is in a room, the student can click on items in the room as well as the person him/ herself, to discover more about their personal story and contribution.

 

An activity that can used in regards to migration in Australia is an adaptation of the game “Where does it come from” in “Thinking globally” by Browett, J. & Ashman, G (2012) (pp 44), the original game require students to link items from their pantry to country or countries of origin using string and a world map. A similar activity can be used with ancestry of students..

 

 

Board Of Studies (1998). Syllabus: Human society and its environment k-6.Sydney: Board Of Studies.

Browett, J. & Ashman, G. (2012). Thinking globally: global perspectives in the early years classroom.Australia: Education ServicesAustralia. (p44)

SBS (2011). Interactive : Immigration Nation. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.sbs.com.au/immigrationnation/interactive [Accessed: 13 Apr 2014].

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Family History Education - My Place In History - MyPlaceInHistory.com

Family History Education - My Place In History - MyPlaceInHistory.com | Change and continuity: Stage 3: content point 8 - family, school, local nation and global events, issues, problems and trends | Scoop.it
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Outcome Stage 3: Change and continuity

Subject matter: “Family, school, local, national and global events, issues, problems and trends.”

Focus: Family

 

http://www.myplaceinhistory.com/

 

“My place in history” is a website made by ‘teachers for teachers’, the website aims to provide resources for teachers when teaching about genograms (Ancestory, 2010). The resources on “My place in history” are broken down by state curriculum. There are samples of family trees on the website and program guides for teachers. It also has template sheets for students to fill out their own family tree and consent forms.

Creating a family tree can be a creative and informative task that allows students to demonstrate understanding of family and the family structure.

An activity that can be done in the classroom is in Bowett et al (2012) which called “Guess Who Am I?” where students write a riddle about themselves on a flash card (pp54). This activity can be tailored to fit in with family and identity. For example:

 

Who am I:

-          I have a brother

-          I have 2 fish

-          32 cousins

 

The class goes around trying to match each other to the cards.

 

 

Overview of the website on:

http://blogs.ancestry.com/au/2010/11/23/my-place-in-history-bring-history-to-life-in-the-classroom/

 

Reference:

Ancestory.Com (2010). My place in history. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.myplaceinhistory.com/ [Accessed: 10 Apr 2014].

Ancestry.com. (2010). My Place in History: Bring history to life in the classroom. [online] Retrieved from: http://blogs.ancestry.com/au/2010/11/23/my-place-in-history-bring-history-to-life-in-the-classroom/ [Accessed: 10 Apr 2014].

Board Of Studies (1998). Syllabus: Human society and its environment k-6. Sydney: Board Of Studies.

Browett, J. & Ashman, G. (2012). Thinking globally: global perspectives in the early years classroom.Australia: Education Services Australia.

 

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