CLab21 – the Chinese Question

Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 9

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A collaborative resource engaging students in 21st century learning skills supporting the use of Google Apps in the classroom. This Stage 5 History resource examines the experiences of Chinese migrants in Colonial Australia. Students play the role of a committee established to investigate the causes of tension between Chinese migrants and European Australians.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT5-1) explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia

(HT5-4) explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia

(HT5-5) identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process

(HT5-6) uses relevant evidence from sources to support historical narratives, explanations and analyses of the modern world and Australia

(HT5-7) explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia

(HT5-10) selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACDSEH089) The experiences of non-Europeans in Australia prior to the 1900s (such as the Japanese, Chinese, South Sea Islanders, Afghans)

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Australian history, Significant people, Primary sources, Collaborative learning, Historical inquiry, Migration, Racial discrimination
Analysis, Collaborative Internet project, Communication activity, Critical thinking activity, Data manipulation and interpretation, Problem solving, Project, Research project, Roleplay
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Friday, 9 November 2018

Resource ID: 93b7d024-4542-43b3-956f-b5751ffb9ee3