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.
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.
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! 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 […]
How can we better understand diversity within our communities to ensure inclusion and social justice and how do we enact change?
Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice
‘Building Belonging’ is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources which includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans. It is focussed on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings.
This resource is designed to complement the publication Voices of Australia: 30 years since the Racial Discrimination Act. The activities allow for students to share ideas about each other, to explore their own family history and experiences of diversity, discrimination, race relations, friendships and signs of respect. A series of audio files have been developed […]
Tackling racism in Australia is a unit of work that encourages students to think about diversity, particularly in relation to people, groups and their cultures, to affirm and celebrate difference and to use their understanding of diversity to act with respect, empathy and trust. In this unit, students explore the impact of discrimination and harassment […]
Take a stand against racism is a unit of work designed to equip young people to take a stand against racism in their schools and communities, by valuing diversity and encouraging others to do the same. In this unit, students explore issues of racism and its impact on people from diverse backgrounds. They also consider […]
Disability Rights, Accessibility and Liveability is a unit of work that addresses the issues surrounding the liveability of places for people with disabilities. This includes urban planning for accessibility and liveability, community inclusion of people with disabilities, and strategies to improve the liveability and accessibility of places and services for people with disabilities. In this […]