Friday, 24 August 2012

  • 0845   p0    Devotions, Diaries, Roll- Sherril
  • 0855   p1   .Word Study/ Spelling – Sherril
  • 0940   p2     Literature
    Continue with the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
  • 1025   p3    Integrated Studies   The Gold Rush led to more, diverse (non convicts) people from every country in the World. Thousands came from China. They were mostly males, trying to pay off debts to their masters back in China. They weren’t allowed to disembark in Victorian ports, because there were anti-Chinese laws. However, they could land in South Australia, and thousands disembarked in Adelaide and marched in large groups to Ballarat. They were discriminated (explain) against in Ballarat. (Students might be asked to list reasons why-  they looked different: hair (pig tails which they believed linked them to their ancestors and were sacred), clothes were different, language, the way they cooperated with each other, their religion (whites considered them pagans), the food they ate (grew their own food in gardens, and their work ethic (they tended to avoid alcohol and worked harder than Europeans), and many other differences. They were bashed, pig tails cut off (this was a very distressing thing to happen to a Chinese male), and they were murdered, and there were several massacres. The Chinese were driven out of Ballarat, and they turned to Bendigo which welcomed them.  Despite this, most Chinese miners returned to China to pay off their debts or to give their masters any profit they had made. The Chinese have been present in significant numbers in Victoria since the 1850’s. Many descendants of these miners have intermarried with Europeans, and thousands of their descendants live throughout Australia. Despite this, the government of Victoria tried to make it difficult for Asian migrants to enter Australia. This attitude was common in other colonies as well, and when Australia became a nation in 1901, the new country adopted the ‘White Australia Policy’. This meant that Asians were discriminated against and they were not allowed to come to Australia to live.
  • 1110            RECESS
  • 1130   p4    Assembly – All Middle School Teachers
  • 1215   p5    Maths – Daryl
  • 1300-1340  LUNCH
  • 1340   p6   Heritage –Christians worked hard to improve relations with Chinese immigrants, and many Chinese became Christians.  There are Chinese Catholic and Protestant churches in Melbourne.  Racism and discrimination has been a part of Victoria’s and Australia’s culture, but Christians like Mary McKillop a Catholic nun, and others in the Lutheran, Anglican, and Presbyterian Churches built schools and hospitals, and worked hard to spread the gospel of Jesus to non Christians.
  • 1425   p7   Integrated Studies – – Behind the News
  • Behind the News       This week’s discussion questions
  • 1510  Homeroom, roll,
  • 1520 dismissal –
  • Term Three

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