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Ancient China

Focus: Year 9 Making a Nation

Topic: The Boxer Rebellion and Australian-Chinese relations

Relevance: Students assess the significance of the Boxer Rebellion in influencing Chinese and Australian relationships within Australia during the early 1900s with specific reference to Federation and the Immigration Restriction Act (White Australia Policy) of 1901.

Going further: Students explore competing perspectives on Chinese and Australian perspectives of the Boxer Rebellion and Federation

Further reference: Chinese Arch Melbourne Federation 

Making a Nation

Terracotta Warriors, Xian, ChinaTerracotta Warriors, Xian, China

Focus: Year 7 Ancient China

Topic: The Qin Tomb Terracotta  Warriors and  Horses (circa 200 BCE)

Relevance: Students explore the issue of historical significance through an examination of archaeological artefacts. In this example, students are encouraged to critically examine the universal historical significance ascribed to the Terracotta Warriors. 

Going further: Students discuss the issue of personal or individual historical significance and compare it with the issue of universal historical significance as it relates to archaeological evidence. 

Resource to assist: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

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