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Come with us on a learning journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Join in the excitement with fun, innovative, educational resources and activities to support curriculum learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.

Australia as a diverse society - Migrant experiences

Age range: 10-12 years

Curriculum links: C2C History Year 6 Unit 2 - Investigating the development of Australia as a diverse society.

Did you know there are many sportsmen and women representing Australia in the Commonwealth Games who were born in other countries? Two examples are Abebe Fekadu and Miao Miao.

Fekadu was born in Ethiopia and has represented Australia in Powerlifting. Miao was born in China and represents Australia in Table Tennis.

The following resources help students research and compare sportspeople who have migrated to Australia.

Classroom activities:

Activity 1: Historical paragraphs Microsoft® Word document667K

Activity 2: Comparing experiences - using digital tools for compare and contrast activities Microsoft® Word document1.0M

Further information

To learn more about the Commonwealth see the Events resources page on the Learning Place.

The Embracing 2018 Global Education Program is part of the Embracing our Games legacy: Queensland's legacy for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games External Link strategy developed by the Queensland Government in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast.

Schools on the Gold Coast have a unique opportunity to be involved in Gold Coast Schools Connect External Link. This engaged network keeps local schools informed, excited, enthusiastic and involved in GC2018 including opportunities to participate in the delivery of key GC2018 initiatives.

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This page was last reviewed on 21 Apr 2016 at 02:10PM

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games External Link

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