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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...

How do natural disasters occur?

These animated film clips explain how different types of natural disasters occur, and provide examples of some of the impacts that can be caused by these disasters. Types of disasters examined include:...

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...

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,...

Prayer in India Poster

Poster of 7-year-old Barisha in India, praying with her friends. Poster includes a photo and a quote from Barisha about her desire to become a teacher. Posters can make excellent discussion starters...

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...