• Islamic Museum of Australia

    Online Education Portal

    Discover, Explore, Learn.

  • Islamic Museum of Australia

    Online Education Portal

    Discover, Explore, Learn.

IMA EDUCATION

The Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) was developed in part to support core curriculum teaching. Our programs are developed to support schools with curriculum aligned materials to create meaningful learning opportunities for all who engage with us. Contributions and experiences of Muslims both in Australia and abroad. We strive to offer diverse educational content to help widen understanding of Islamic faith in Australia and facilitate meaningful discussions with hopes of achieving greater social cohesion. The resources on this site have been developed in alignment with the current National Curriculum. The intention is that they are used to support teachers and students in classrooms around Australia in building greater intercultural awareness and capability. For this reason, the majority of resources are free of charge. If you would like support with how to bring them into the classroom or using them to enhance your existing curriculum please reach out to us at education@islamicmuseum.org.au. VIEW

AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM HISTORY

Muslim fishermen from Makassar, in southern Sulawesi, Indonesia, began making their annual visits to Australia in the early 1700s. This is perhaps the first known Australian Muslim connection.

In the 19th century, men from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan were imported to Australia and became known collectively as ‘Afghans’ or ‘Ghans’. These expert camel handlers were essential to the development of the nation.

During the 20th century, the Australian economy needed migrant workers. Consequently, people from Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon and many other Asian Middle Eastern and African countries migrated to Australia.

This gallery showcases the rich history and valuable contributions of Muslims in Australia.

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  • AUSTRALIAN MUSLIM HISTORY

    Learn about the long standing contributions of Muslims in Australian history

online resources

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Sports Community - Lesson Plan A weekly lesson plan guide for teachers to explore Australian Muslim athletes and the role that faith may play in their sports and success. Curriculum Link: AC9HS4K09
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Peter Bol - comprehension activity A comprehension activity to be completed after viewing the interview with Peter Bol in the Notable Muslims gallery.
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Notable Australian Muslims - Primary School A worksheet for primary school students to use in researching a Notable Australian Muslims.
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Test Your Knowledge - Islam 101 Primary School edition. A short quiz to test student knowledge from their learnings with the Islam 101 (Primary School) PPT.
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Malala Info Cube An activity designed to go with the Malala Information Sheet - asking students to locate information and write it on the cube template before constructing the 3D model.
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Malala Yousafzai Info Sheet A one page bio of Malala Yousafzai for students to understand who she was, and the strength she displayed as a young person.
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Missing Voices Worksheet - Primary An activity for students to practice writing down oral histories of relatives or friends. Curriculum Links: AC9HS3K07, AC9HS3S02, ACIE3LY02, AC9HS4S02, AC9E4LY05, AC9HS5S02
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Australian Muslim History Worksheet A worksheet for students to demonstrate their understanding of Australian Muslim History after exploring the AMH Gallery. Curriculum Links: AC9HS3K01, AC9HS4K09
Free