Education Programs Education Resources EDUCATION RESOURCES The following Education Resources have been produced by the Chinese Museum to support teachers in the classroom and are aligned with the Victorian and the Australian Curriculam. They include lesson plans and classroom activities. Multicultural Snapshots Toolkit Levels: 5-10 Victorian Curriculum: History, Intercultural Capability, Civics and Citizenship Overview: The Multicultural Snapshots Toolkit provides teaching and learning content, activities, and resources to support students gaining knowledge about the history, culture and faiths of the five museum communities represented by Multicultural Museums Victoria. The Toolkit features selected museum objects to ignite student engagement with multicultural and historical perspectives, intercultural understanding, civic awareness, and the enterprise of migrants and individuals of diverse heritage who form the Australian identity and shape a diverse and innovative Victoria. There are 15 teaching and learning units in the Toolkit. The teaching and learning units are organised under the themes of Narrative, Innovation, and Enterprise. Each Unit has an associated reference directory, selected web resources, student worksheets and teachers’ tools to support and expand learning. Access the Toolkit Dragon Boat Festival Digital Learning Resource Suitable for Levels 6 - 12 Students can watch this short video to learn about the Dragon Boat Festival recently conducted at the Chinese Museum. They can listen to parents and children discuss some of the cultural activities that are customary for this festival, including the story of Qu Yuan and his patriotism. The video is a wonderful springboard for teachers to introduce the concept of cultural sustainability and for encouraging the intercultural capabilities of students. The Experiences of Chinese Australian Servicemen and Women during World War II Levels 9/10 History Curriculum The following resources have been produced by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria for the Museum of Chinese Australian History: Download the Teacher Notes Download the PowerPoint Presentation Download the Digital Research Task These resources relate to the recent publication, 'For Honour and Country' which honours the brave men and women of Victoria’s Chinese Australian community who served in World War II, especially those who sacrificed their lives for their country. Purchase a copy here. Tea Heaven: Chinese Tea Culture and History History Curriculum: Levels 3-6 and 7/8 The following resources have been produced by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria for the Museum of Chinese Australian History: Download the Teacher Notes Download the Primary Student Activity Sheet Download the Secondary Student Activity Sheet Chinese Anzacs Chinese Anzacs highlights the contribution of Australians of Chinese descent to the Australian World War I effort. The resource explores issues of conflict, discrimination and national identity. The Chinese Anzacs web story on Culture Victoria’s online story platform includes images, videos and primary sources. Language, a Key to Survival Language, a Key to Survival: Cantonese-English Phrasebooks in Australia explores how Chinese from the gold rush period onwards used phrasebooks to help them find their way in Australia. Contains classroom activities designed for teachers to use in conjunction with the web story, including inquiry questions, essay topics, document study and other activities. A resource-rich web story can be found on the Culture Victoria site. It includes a wealth of images and videos. Zheng He's Treasure Hunt Zheng He’s Treasure Hunt encourages primary students to engage in a treasure hunt throughout the Chinese Museum. Zheng He, who lived during the time of the Ming Dynasty as the admiral of China’s navy helps students to search the museum for clues and learn about Chinese history. Students can visit Reception to receive a beautiful prize upon completion of the treasure hunt. Ideal for self-guided visits. Available at the Reception. Price: $5. Chinese Museum-related education resources and links are also available online.