This unit, Helping hands, explores fiction, non-fiction and multi-modal texts related to the 2004 Asian tsunami and its tragic aftermath. Texts used include the young adult novel The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis, the picture book The Day of the Elephant by Barbara Kerr Wilson and Frané Lessac, the memoir Hands Across the Waters by […]
Explores disasters and what organisations like Oxfam do when they respond to emergencies. It encourages critical thinking and empathy-building in students, and supports students and schools to act thoughtfully as global citizens.
Black Mist Burnt Country introduces secondary school students to the secret nuclear testing programme conducted by the British government in Australia, between 1952 and 1963. Produced by Burrinja and developed by the History Teachers Association of Victoria for the award-winning national touring exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country. The resource provides stimulus for discussions on land […]
Help young people to raise awareness of how communities around the world are working with Oxfam and partners to beat poverty now and forever. This action guide for ages 7 to 14 provides a fun way to engage learners with persuasive writing, literacy and active global citizenship. Message in a Book asks learners to collect […]
Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable, and is an injustice that can and must be overcome. With links to English, geography and citizenship, these thought-provoking activities for ages 7-14 offer a fun way to develop speaking and listening […]
This resource for 11-16 year olds provides an insight into the conflict in Yemen and advice for taking action. Learners can create doves for peace, write to their MPs about the UK’s role in selling arms to Saudi Arabia (a country involved in the conflict), or fundraise for Yemen.
Being confined to our homes has prompted many of us to reflect on our personal space and the importance of our communities. But before the first lockdowns began almost 80 million people around the world had been forced to leave their homes, communities and sometimes families, and start over somewhere new.
These activities help children appreciate the importance of keeping clean and staying healthy in their own lives, as well as think critically about some of the challenges that communities around the world face in accessing safe water and sanitation.
As voters around South Australia went to the polls for the 2018 state election, hundreds of 16 and 17 year old’s were having their say as well. We told you all about it a few weeks back. But now, the results of this unique experiment are in.
What happens to children’s education during conflicts and natural disasters? Watch to learn about the disproportionate impact that natural disasters and conflict have on developing countries and ways people and brands around the world, like Tide, are providing effective relief during emergencies.