Asian Studies Program

Chinese Australia

Teaching about the Chinese in Australia


About the Chinese in Australia
This provides a brief overview of the history of the Chinese in Australia.

Lesson plans
Lesson plans and webquest specifically designed for Australian students studying History and Studies of society and the environment.

Useful teaching resources
A range of links to materials to help you get started and information for teachers who are not familiar with using the internet generally or in the classroom.

Webquest Exercise
link to new webquest activity "If you were a Chinese Australian, what would you have thought about the 'White Australia Policy'?"

Acknowledgements

 

Welcome to the education section of the Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation website. This part of the website has been specially designed for Australian secondary History and Studies of society and the environment (SOSE) teachers but will also be of interest to other teachers and people with little knowledge of the history of Chinese people's involvement in Australia. The site introduces teachers to the history of the Chinese in Australia, provides a range of lesson plans for History and SOSE teachers as well as a range of resources to assist teachers develop their own classes.

One of the exciting things about the web is that it is constantly changing, new websites on matters relating to the Chinese in Australia are constantly emerging. This website is also not static. There are still many gaps in this field which are steadily being filled in and so further materials and information continue to be added to the site. Teachers will therefore benefit by exploring beyond the links referred to in their lesson plans to additional material on the Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation website and beyond. We encourage additions and feedback on any aspect of the site.

Click on any of the links at the side to further explore the education part of the Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation website. Remember to use the 'back' button on your browser to return to previous pages if you become lost.