Classroom Activities

These suggested activities and resources are to further support the teaching of migration stories in the classroom. The WA Migration Stories online resource is a useful starting point for introducing Western Australian migrant groups and encouraging further inquiry.

Migrant children with their books



This resource has been compiled with the understanding that some migration experiences may have been traumatic for some people. The State Library has endeavoured to convey these experiences in a sensitive child-friendly manner for the target audience.

In compiling these activities for the classroom, the State Library is mindful that the demographic of an individual class varies from school to school and that some class groups may contain students that have had recent, traumatising migration experiences. It is recommended that these activities are facilitated at the teacher’s discretion.

Recommended reading


Recommended websites

State Library of Western Australia


SBS - A brief history of immigration to Australia

Australian Bureau of Statistics - A Century of Population Change in Western Australia

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Google Scholar

Cuc Lam’s Suitcase (YouTube)

The Arrival Part 1 (YouTube)