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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...

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...

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...

Understanding the issue - forced and child labour

This series of factsheets can be used to help students understand the issue of forced and child labour as part of Australia's global interconnections through trade. As an introduction to the topic,...

Myanmar Country Profile

This resource gives students a brief outline of Myanmar’s geography, people, history, economy, educational issues, and living conditions. It includes a map and a table comparing Australia and...