Resources for Teachers

Click through to find an excellent curated list of Chinese Museum-related education resources and links. If you make or find a great resource you’d like to share, email us a link at!

The following resources have been produced by and for the Chinese Museum to support teachers in the classroom and are aligned with the Victorian and the Australian Curricula:

Chinese Anzacs

The Museum’s Chinese Anzacs: Chinese Australians and World War I exhibition highlights the contribution of Australians of Chinese descent to the Australian World War I effort and explores issues of conflict, discrimination and national identity, as part of the commemoration of the centenary of World War I. A number of excellent downloadable resources were produced that can be used by teachers in the classroom.



Chinese Anzacs Education Resource, produced by the Chinese Museum and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, 2015.

The Chinese Anzacs web story on Culture Victoria’s excellent online story platform. Includes images, videos and primary sources.

A publication by Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria. Printed copies, including a DVD, are available for sale from the Chinese Museum gift shop for $20

Language: A Key to Survival

Language, a Key to Survival: Cantonese-English Phrasebooks in Australia  is an exciting joint project of the Chinese Museum and Culture Victoria, and explores how Chinese from the gold rush period onwards have used phrasebooks to help them find their way in Australia.


A resource-rich web story can be found on the Culture Victoria site. It includes a wealth of images and videos.

Language, a Key to Survival: Cantonese-English Phrasebook in Australia Education Kit contains classroom activities designed for teachers to use in conjunction with the web story, including inquiry questions, essay topics, document study and other activities.