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Lesson: "Bursting" Stereotypes

This lesson on debunking stereotypes helps with your school's character education and bullying prevention efforts.
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Home | State Library of New South Wales

Home | State Library of New South Wales | HSIE Stage 2 Community and Remembrance | Scoop.it
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A wealth of teaching learning opportunities on the NSW State Library website. The vast collection of historical records and artifacts available online are an excellent resource for students or teachers to explore the themes of Community & Remembrance,  particularly Aboriginal Australia, Colonial life and Australia's involvement in WW1.

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Harmony Day

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The facts and figures about Australia's diversity on this site provide useful conversation starters to get students thinking about what it means to be Australian in a culturally respectful way. For example, did you know that around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas? Or that more than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia?

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics is a useful website for students wanting to locate specific information relating to the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of people from communities, and particularly address the Syllabus content descriptor: "identify the various cultural groups that live and work in the local community"

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Miriam Gergie's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:19 AM

Using the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a great way for students to explore the many religions and cultures throughout Australia. Although, this website would be suitable as a teacher resource as the language and content may be too advanced for a stage 2 class and they may have difficulty understanding some of the concepts and statistics on the page. Using such a website could also give students and idea of the many diverse communities and further broaden their knowledge on diverse communities. This could give students knowledge about religions globally, that are not within their own community.

 

A teaching idea would be for students to find statistics on religions throughout Australian communities and create a pie chart listing these different religions from the largest religious groups, to the smallest throughout Australia. Depending on the level of the Stage 2 students, teacher may provide and display these statistics and graphs on the Interactive White Board for student's to view. This will give students broad information into the many religious groups. It is important that students Select appropriate methods to collect data, construct, compare, interpret and evaluate data displays including tables, pictures, graphs and column graphs -  MA2-18SP, which links in with the Maths Syllabus (Board of Studies, 2012, p.187). Gilbert and Hoepper (2011, p. 111) have emphasised the importance of young learners developing their skills in comprehending, reconstructing and applying given information. This is an excellent task in which students initiate their learning of community diversity using the process of comprehend, reconstruct and apply. For active learning to occur, students need to be actively involved (McInerney & McInerney, 2010, p.9).

 

In addition to this, students can watch a short video which focuses on the Rosh Hashanah and how they celebrate New Years Eve/Day.
http://splash.abc.net.au/media/-/m/154002/rosh-hashanah-what-does-it-mean-?source=early-primary-history. This video will broaden students understanding that every culture has a religion and they all have religious events they celebrate in many different ways. Furthermore, teacher can have students critically think about some of the things they viewed in the video. For example, there was a man blowing a horn in the video which is called a "shofar". Then you can have students research about the "shofar" horn and explain why it's an important part of Rosh Hashanah. 

Furthermore,  students can choose a cultural instrument that is apart of their own religion and explain why it's an important part of their cultural event, how it's used and share this with the class. Students can even bring in a picture to show their class to explore a wide range of religions.

 

This is a great source that Monique Jamgotchian (Scoop.it, 2014) has provided that both teachers and students can play around with and is a great way to have students thinking in a broader perspective about the world they live in. 

 

 

References 

 

Board of Studies NSW. (2012). NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Sydney: DET.

 

Gilbert, R., & Hoepper, B. (2011). Teaching Society and Environment. Victoria: Cengage Learning.

 

McInerney, D., & McInerney, V. (2010). Educational Psychology: constructing Learning. Sydney: Pearson.

Australian Government Initiative - ABC Splash. (2014). Rosh Hashanah: What does it mean?. Retrieved April 3, 2014 From: 

http://splash.abc.net.au/media/-/m/154002/rosh-hashanah-what-does-it-mean-?source=early-primary-history. 

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Themes

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Peace Corps Volunteers travel overseas to make real differences in the lives of real people. Apply online to Volunteer, find a local recruiting event, donate to a Volunteer project, or access teacher and student resources.
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Twelve Canoes

12 Canoes is a broadband website presenting, in an artistic, cultural and educational context, the stories, art and environment of the Yolngu people who live around the Arafura swamp in north-eastern Arnhem Land.
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This website is a beautifully presented, authentic resource to teach students about the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples history, culture and traditions. The site contains a study guide for teachers to use, and guide students through the 12 canoes, or 'segments'. Although all are significant to this topic, the particularly relevant 'canoes' for this topic include 'Ceremony' and 'Nowadays' which together encourage students to think about important examples of change and continuity over time in the local community, region or state/territory (ACHHK061).

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Festivals and observances | australia.gov.au

Festivals and observances | australia.gov.au | HSIE Stage 2 Community and Remembrance | Scoop.it
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A neat overview of Australia's celebrations and observances. Links to references and further information are contained under each event, making it a useful website for teachers' to develop content knowledge about the celebrations.

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Racism. No Way. Australia's cultural diversity

This website aims to tackle racism in schools in Australia, through providing teachers, school students, parents and governors with games, research and lesson ideas that explore the causes and effects of racism for practical use in the classroom.
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Stage 2 specific content found here, as well as: at http://www.prejudicenoway.com.au/year3/index.html

Importantly emphasises the contribution communities make to enrich our daily life. The interactive timeline on the site highlights important dates, and is a fun way for kids to learn about the development of Australia as a multicultural country.

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Cultural Heritage - Australian Museum

Cultural Heritage - Australian Museum | HSIE Stage 2 Community and Remembrance | Scoop.it
The Indigenous cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultures in the world. One of the reasons they have survived for so long is their ability to adapt to change.
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