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Australia and the Pacific

In this 1-page resource, students are introduced to the Pacific Island nations. Using a map they identify the countries that make up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. They then briefly consider Australia’s...

How natural are disasters?

In this 2-page resource, students complete a cloze activity using a text that outlines some of the human activities that can exacerbate the causes and impacts of natural disasters. Students then analyse...

Food and human wellbeing (Years 9, 10)

This chapter addresses the Year 9 unit Biomes and food security and the Year 10 unit Global geographies of human wellbeing. It explores the challenges of food security, including land and water degradation,...

Get Connected: Child Rights

This issue helps students understand the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and explores a range of child rights issues around the world. It highlights a case study of child labour in India. The...

Aid: What are the different types?

This 2 page activity sheet explains the differences between bilateral, non-government, and multilateral aid. Students also consider why people make donations and provide aid towards overseas development. Examining...

What is poverty?

Students develop their understanding of poverty through exploring the impacts on people living in poverty. They consider some of the consequences of poverty on people and their wellbeing. Students learn...

Rwanda case study - country profile

Students develop their knowledge of Rwanda and living conditions in the country in comparison with Australia. Some of the challenges to food production and impacts of food insecurity in Rwanda are introduced....

How is the world responding to climate change?

This 2-page resource outlines the difference between mitigation and adaption strategies for responding to climate change. It includes a case study about a forest regeneration project in Ethiopia. This...

Global poverty and Christian social engagement forum videos

The Global Poverty and Christian Social Engagement forum was held in Sydney in 2012. The key speakers were: Rev Dr John Dickson (Director of the Centre for Public Christianity) Rev Steve Chong...

Child Labour Story – Kajal’s and Sudarmathi’s Story

Students read about a day in the life of 9-year-old Kajal, and 14-year-old Sudarmathi, from India. Both girls have had to work in order to support their families, although Sudarmathi is now back in...