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  1. Years 9-10
  2. Australian History
  3. Activities
  4. A Migrant's Story - Structured Report
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A Migrant's Story - Structured Report

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 5 (end of Year 10)
Grade B Kerry  
Grade C Riley   Chris   Lou  
Grade D Terry   Bailey   Sam  
New Work Samples

Description of Activity

Individually, students write a report on one migrant's experiences in Australia in the post-war period. The experiences described should be based on the student's own research or personal interview. The report may be presented as a historical account or a first person empathetic account.

Time allowed: Students are allowed approximately two 50-minute periods to prepare the report.


Students, working in groups, have been researching the experiences of migrants in Australia in the post-war period.


A student:

5.6 uses sources appropriately in an historical inquiry

5.7 explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past

5.10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written and other forms, including ICT, to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • research, select and use relevant historical information from a range of sources
  • describe the experiences of a migrant in post-war Australia
  • explains a perspective and interpretation of the past
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