What was the Irish Potato Famine and why was it a major push factor for immigrants coming to Australia?
Use the The Irish Potato Famine & Migration Push/Pull Factors Resource Bundle to answer these questions and engage your students in a study of early migration to Australia.
Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK109
This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size.
So, what's included?
✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!
✓ Engaging 900-word story entitled Rotten Potatoes: Escaping the Great Irish Faminetargeted at readers in Years 4 to 6, written as a letter from an Irish girl to her cousin in Australia.
✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above story to build understanding and vocabulary.
✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.
✓ Tri-level question guide about the above article.
✓ Celebrations Brought by Migrants research activity.
✓ Immigrant Group Profile research activity.
✓ In My Backpack worksheet asks students to determine what items they would pack if they had to leave their home and their country in a hurry.
✓ Immigration Restriction Act information and example test.
Purchase Issue 11 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au