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Disasters and the media

In this 2-page resource, students consider when and how the media report on disasters around the world. Using an example article they identify the language features used to capture and hold the reader’s...

Christian Studies - How natural are disasters?

Students read the handout '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...

Child health and poverty – a digital text

Students watch the short animated film clip the ‘First 1,000 Days’ about child health, then use the provided transcript to identify the features of the digital text used to persuade the...

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Students are introduced to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They categorise some of these rights under the headings of: survival; development; protection; and, participation. Using a diamond-ranking,...

Promesse and the 40 Hour Famine - a persuasion text

Students develop their understanding of extreme poverty, and differences in living conditions, through viewing a film clip about a young boy from Rwanda. Students examine and analyse the film clip as...

Lucy’s Story Reflection and Action

Learning about poverty can be emotionally challenging for some students. There are also a lot of interconnected issues to try and process. This activity provides students with an opportunity to reflect...

Take a walk in Zoe’s shoes

In this 2-page resource students review a cartoon about a boy from Australia visiting a girl in Zambia. Together they go and collect water. Students consider the differences in ability to access water,...

Government aid: Who gives it and how much?

This 2-page activity sheet includes graphs of the amount of government aid provided in both dollars, and as a percentage of Gross National Income. Students evaluate the provision of aid by wealthier...

Examining Food Insecurity in Rwanda

Using Rwanda as a case study, students examine some of the causes and impacts of food insecurity, and look at examples of projects that seek to address these causes and impacts. Examining Food Insecurity...

Give a man a fish

Students consider the Chinese proverb ‘Give a man a fish...’ through a series of poems by Cameron Semmens. They are then introduced to some strategies for addressing hunger and poor...