This unit of work, Global footprints, explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility. Narrative texts used are the children’s picture book The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley, written by Colin Thompson and illustrated by Amy Lissiat; a factual text and video in ‘Ida’s story’, the […]
This unit develops Year 3 students’ knowledge of children in different geographic places. It begins with learning about similarities and differences between classmates, and then extends awareness to wider contexts: rural and urban Australia, and globally, including Asia. Students learn that some differences which exist between children represent injustice, such as child labour; and that […]
This unit of work, Taking care of Earth together, allows students to explore pressing issues that relate to our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using the picture book. The Tomorrow Book by Jackie French and illustrated by Sue de Gennaro. Other texts used include a play and a poem relating […]
The unit of work, Global people, explores the human dimensions of forced and voluntary migration. Texts used include the picture storybook Ziba Came on a Boat, written by Liz Lofthouse and illustrated by Robert Ingpen, and the real-life story of Najeeba, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan. The focus might be complimented by having junior novels […]
This unit of work, Words to unite us, allows students to explore the complex theme of a common humanity, using the picture story books Whoever You Are, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub, Mirror by Jeannie Baker, and The Little Refugee by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. […]
In this learning sequence students will explore what’s happening in the Asian region in terms of their interests and possible career goals. Students will investigate case studies and personal stories of Australian and Asian professional connections and explore how schools can best prepare students for a successful career engaged in working across cultures.
This learning sequence explores two catastrophes impacting on children in Japan and India. Students engage with a range of texts to develop cultural knowledge and sensitivity about the peoples and countries of Japan and India. Their increased intercultural awareness is applied to a writing task that can be used to begin an ongoing relationship with […]