Presentation on theme: "Multicultural Australia. You know those suburbs where… The shop signs are in another language? The people speak another language? The shops sell things."— Presentation transcript:
You know those suburbs where… The shop signs are in another language? The people speak another language? The shops sell things that we don’t want or need? The people seem to ignore our local traditions and way of life?
Khao San Road, Thailand How many signs are in Thai?
Multicultural Australia Foods that have been introduced to the Australian diet by immigrants. In pairs, see how many you can list in 2 minutes
What is Multiculturalism? Multiculturalism is a social policy based on the ideas of inclusion, recognition and tolerance. It recognises that all Australians have a right to enjoy their cultural heritage (including language and religion) and to receive equal treatment and opportunities regardless of their background.
Facts about multiculturalism Read the fact sheet on p134 of your textbook and answer the questions below: 1.What proportion of Australians were born overseas? 2.What facts suggest that immigrants adapt to Australia? 3.What facts did you find surprising? Extension: Make a pie chart showing the origin of Australian immigrants.
What would Australia be like without multiculturalism?
Benefits of Multiculturalism Write a report outlining the social and cultural benefits of immigration. Minimum 200 words Complete for Homework