Migration since 1945 for Students

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain patterns of migration to Australia from 1945 to the present using evidence from a range of sources
  2. Select and use a range of communication forms to demonstrate an understanding of relationships between global events and migration to Australia
  3. Discuss the impact of changing government policies on migration patterns to Australia

Assessments

Major Assignment: A Story of Migration

Present the story of migration to Australia between 1945 and the present for one nationality.
A nationality will be allocated to you in the first lesson.

Your story may be presented in one of these forms:

  • A 15 minute oral presentation to the class
  • An interactive digital artefact (approx 10-20 minutes to complete)
  • A poster containing text and visuals (electronic or print)
  • An essay (approx 800 words)
  • An alternative format, as negotiated with the teacher
Assessment Criteria
A - well above expected standard
B - above expected standard
C - meets expected standard
D - approaching expected standard
E - below expected standard
Evidence from suitable and relevant primary and secondary sources was provided and referenced (LO1)
The quality, relevance and range of sources used ensured a convincing, accurate and engaging pattern and story of migration was presented.
The approach to referencing ensured ease of engagement with the story as well as access to the sources
The pattern of migration presented was both accurate and detailed
Sources of information were acknowledged using a common approach to referencing (eg. Chicago Style)
A number of different types of credible and relevant sources were used effectively to support the story
The pattern of migration for the nationality was mostly accurate
Most sources of information were acknowledged using a common approach to referencing (eg. Chicago Style)
The selected sources were credible and relevant
The pattern of migration for the nationality contained inaccuracies
The sources of information were not clearly acknowledged, or a common referencing style was not used when referencing them
Many of the sources of information and evidence were either not credible, or not relevant to the topic and task
The pattern of migration for the nationality was inaccurate
Sources of information were not acknowledged or the acknowledgement was not meaningful
Sources of information and evidence were irrelevant or lacked credibility
The influence of major and minor global events on the pattern of migration were considered (LO1, LO2)
Migration patterns for the nationality were clearly explained, and their relationship(s) with the direct and indirect impacts of both minor and major global events were examined effectively
Analysis of the reasons for some major global events having no apparent impact on the nationality’s migration pattern was insightful
Migration patterns for the nationality were explained with reference to the direct and indirect impacts of both minor and major global events
Major events that appeared to have no impact on migration patterns for the given nationality were identified, and the lack of apparent impact was clearly explained
Global events were identified in the explanation of the patterns of migration
Explanations about the influence of global events on migration patterns were specific to the relevant nationality
Where major global events appeared to have no impact on the migration pattern, some explanation was given
Global events were mentioned, but were not well connected to an explanation of the patterns of migration
Explanations about the influence of global events on migration were general and were not effective in explaining the patterns of the given nationality
No explanation was given for migration patterns being unaffected by some global events
When included, reference to and discussion of global events did not connect to the migration patterns of the nationality
The influence of Australian policies on the pattern of migration were discussed (LO1, LO3)
Insightful analyses of the impacts that Australian immigration policies and laws have had on the patterns of migration from the nationality were presented
The way in which Australian policies and global events worked together to influence the migration pattern was discussed
Shifts in the pattern of migration for your nationality were explained with reference to Australian immigration policies
The contribution of Australian policy to migration numbers was examined
Shifts in the pattern of migration for your nationality were connected to corresponding immigration policies
Suggestions were made about whether Australian policy may have contributed to any significant increase or decrease in migration numbers
Australian immigration policies were mentioned, but were not used effectively to explain the changes in migration patterns for your nationality
Discussion of the contribution of Australian immigration policy to any significant increase or decrease in migration numbers was limited.
Information about Australian policies was unclear or inaccurate
Connections to migration patterns of the nationality were misleading, or unconvincing
Information and ideas were presented clearly (LO2)
The chosen mode of presentation, the use of language, and the choice and style of content told the story of migration to Australia for a nationality, including the influence of global events and Australian policy, at a professional standard, suitable for publication
The pattern of migration to Australia throughout the period was quickly and easily identifiable
Spelling and grammar enhanced ease of comprehension
Connections between migration patterns, global events, and Australian immigration policies, were easily understood
The chosen mode of presentation told the story of migration at a professional standard
It was easy to understand what the pattern of migration to Australia was throughout the period
Spelling and grammar did not detract from ease of comprehension
Connections between migration patterns, global events, and Australian immigration policies, were understandable
The chosen mode of presentation was effective in telling a story of migration
The pattern of migration to Australia for the whole period was not always clear
Spelling and grammar errors made comprehension difficult at times
The connections between migration patterns, global events, and Australian immigration policies were often unclear
The chosen mode of presentation did not work well in telling a story of migration
The chosen mode of presentation, coupled with the content, did not enable an audience to engage easily with the story of migration to Australia for the nationality

Formative Assessments

AT1: Migration Graph

Create a graph showing the number of people from a particular nationality who have migrated to Australia each year since 1945

    Criteria for assessing the quality of the graph:
  • The graph is clear and comprehensible (LO2)
  • Data sources are reliable and referenced (LO1)
  • The information on the graph is accurate (LO1, LO2)
AT2: World Events Timeline

Create a timeline that includes all the relevant major international events from 1945 to 2016 and an explanation of the impact (if any) of these events on your chosen nationality. The class will create a timeline of global events that you can use as a base for yours

    Criteria for assessing the quality of the timeline:
  • The timeline is clear and comprehensible (LO2)
  • Major events are identified (LO1)
  • Connections between identified events and migration of selected nationality are explained (LO1, LO2)
  • Sources of information are referenced (LO1)
  • A number of different sources are used (LO1)
AT3: Mindmap of the Indochinese Refugee Crisis

Create a mindmap of the Indochinese refugee crisis that provides information and explanations about what caused and/or contributed to the crisis and how Australia responded to it.

    Criteria for assessing the quality of the mindmap:
  • Reasons for the crisis are identified (LO1)
  • Australian responses to crisis are accurately presented (LO1, LO3)
  • Mind Map is clear and comprehensible (LO2)
AT4: Summary of Australia's Immigration Policies

Summarise, in writing, immigration policies from 1945 to 2016 in Australia

    Criteria for assessing the quality of the summary:
  • Each of the relevant policies is mentioned (LO3)
  • Information is clear and comprehensible (LO2)
  • Sources of information are referenced (LO1)
  • Summary is factual, not opinion (LO1, LO3)
AT5: Immigration Policy v Migration Pattern

Create a visual artefact that maps migration patterns of your chosen nationality against Australia's immigration policies, and provide a personal interpretation of the connections between the two.

    Criteria for assessing the quality of visual artefact:
  • Information from both data sets is clear and comprehensible (LO2)
  • The interpretation includes consideration of multiple factors (LO3)
  • Sources of information are referenced (LO1)