Marrin Gamu-Many Languages, One Song

First Languages Australia and ABC Education launched the ‘Marrin Gamu’ song competition to introduce Australians to the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, and to encourage them to learn about and celebrate these languages. Through engaging with translations of a song into a number of different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, children will […]

Mother Tongue

Children engage with a range of different film clips from the Mother Tongue project, produced by ABC Open. In doing so, they are encouraged to appreciate both the diversity and the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, cultures, stories and identities.

Lucy’s Story

Students learn about the life of a girl living in rural Uganda. They consider the differences and similarities between their own lives and Lucy’s, and between living conditions in Australia compared with Uganda. Students develop their listening, recall, and storytelling skills by recreating Lucy’s Story as a picture book.

Burka Ban

Students will contribute to discussions about cultural and religious dress, in particular Islamic head dress. Students will investigate and celebrate the cultural diversity in their classroom.

Building Belonging

Involve children to think and talk about the ways different sets of rights work together to tackle prejudice, encourage respect ensure the rights of all people, regardless of their background, are met with equality and equity. To do this, use the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Building Belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural […]

Global Citizenship: Activities for Ages 7-11

Develop an understanding of social justice, equality and sustainability within the existing curriculum. Explore concepts such as ‘rich’ and ‘poor’, our similarities and differences, the origins of food, conflict resolution, and how we can all make a difference.

Global Citizenship: Assembly Ideas

The following assembly ideas get learners thinking about justice, equity, and sustainability. Topics include reducing waste, co-operation, our links with others across the world, diversity, and local and global news. There is also an assembly calendar to help you keep up-to-date with hot topics.

get Global!

get Global! is a teachers’ guide on how to facilitate active global citizenship. It allows learners to move from thinking about issues that are important to them, to planning and participating in action, and to reflect on their performance, and assess their work. Although aimed at 11-16 year olds, some of the activities could easily […]

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