My Place Asia Australia website is for teachers and students across the middle years of schooling.View more
Activities on this page are suitable for use in whole classroom contexts or by individual students.
2012 National History Challenge: Asia and Australia prize
Andre Wang, a Year 9 student from Kelmscott Senior High School WA, won the Asia and Australia category sponsored by the AEF in 2011. He celebrated his win with teacher, Cathy Baron, and Don Randall, Member for Canning in WA. Andre received $300 cash, a Medallion and a 2-day excursion in Canberra with other national winners.
The theme for 2012 is People and Consequences. Read the guidelines for the Asia and Australia category. Go to the National History Challenge website for information about the 2012 challenge. Closing date for entries is 31 August 2012.
Asia New Zealand Quiz
The asia:nz Foundation have published an online quiz to test your knowlodge of Asia.
Visit asia:nz online to take the quiz.
SA student inspired to save orangutans
Victor Harbour High School’s development of an Asia literate curriculum has inspired students to reach out and become proactive in the Asian region. The adoption of a Borneo orangutan named Carlos is an example of students’ concern for global issues such as the environment and conservation.
One Year 12 student at the school used the plight of Carlos and his fellow primates as the subject of her crucial final year New South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) research project. Read more about her fundraising efforts.
Focus on China
Access student -based activities for primary students
Snapshots of China is an excellent introduction to China for lower and middle primary students. It includes full-colour photographs, fact files, board games and stories of daily life. These capture the distinctive physical and cultural aspects of living in China.
Access student based activities for middle school students
The River is a picture storybook set in China. It contrasts traditional and contemporary China through the eyes of a young girl who goes on a quest.
Access student based activities for senior English students
Examine the role of writers in effecting or commenting on community change, the dilemmas they face and consequences that can arise.
My Place Asia Australia website
Go Korea! website
Interested in learning more about contemporary Korea? Investigate fascinating aspects of past and present life and culture in this vibrant and changing society.View more
Talkback Classroom: Australia/Malaysia literacy forum 2011
A short film compiled by Australian and Malaysian students focusing on Asia literacy, featuring an interview with AEF Executive Director Kathe Kirby.