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Go Back to Where You Came From | SBS

Go Back to Where You Came From | SBS | ESL teaching | Scoop.it
Join the conversation about immigration, take an interactive asylum seeker's journey, read about the partipants, and watch the trailer for the world-first TV event.

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:50 PM

SBS documentary series "Go back to where you came from'  charts the journey of six Australians as they embark on a journey in the footsteps of asylum seekers. 

 

It is a valuable asset for teachers to use in their classrooms to educate their students about asylum  seekers and Australian policies of immigration. Accompaning video clips and worksheets have been produced by SBS for teachers and students to interactively engage with this documentary series.

 

I personally, found this series to be quite informative and interesting as it gave me insight into the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. I began to develop critical views towards Australian's efforts and policies to consider the lives of these people. And I started to think of possible ways to educate my students about this controversial topic as it constantly reappears in the media.

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Racism. No Way.: Homepage

Racism. No Way.: Homepage | ESL teaching | Scoop.it

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:53 PM

"Racism No Way" is a project undertaken by the New South Wales government that aims to address racism  at schools.

 

It provides information about the causes and effects of racism and the Australian legislative policies that have been implemented to combat racism.

 

The website also supplies classroom activities that reinforces the ideas of being anti racist and prejudiced. It  also expresses the opinions of Australians who have experienced racism and their perceptions of how racism should be tackled.

 

I believe that this is  a valuable resource that educators can use to teach their students about racism as it provides them with required information and teaching activities. It will allow students to engage interactively with the material using e-technology which will help them gain better understanding of racism related issues.

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Rabbit Proof Fence - Stolen Generations


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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:00 AM

"Rabbit Proof fence" directed by Phillip Noyce depicts the stolen generation which occured in Australia in the 1900s. 

 

The three children portrayed in the film are captured by the Australian government agencies and taken to a Native Settlement which aimed to eliminate any signs of indigeneous heritage from the children. Three of them managed to escape to their home, but sadly one was recaptured and taken back to the settlement.

 

Teachers may decide to watch this film with their class to educate them about the Stolen Generation. If not appropriate for them, then they can extract images or snippets from the film to explain the main concepts of the Stolen Generation.

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Identity: Yours, mine, ours: Immigration Museum

Identity: Yours, mine, ours: Immigration Museum | ESL teaching | Scoop.it

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:08 AM

"Identity: Yours, mine, ours" is a permanent exhibition on display at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia. It is focused on the concept of identity defining who individuals are and how others perceive them.

 

This exhibition consists of personal stories of Australian immigrants, fascinating objects and multimedia presentations. It is extremely fascinating as it celebrates the diversity of the Australian community.

 

Primary school teachers can consider viewing this exhibition for an excursion to educate students about multi culturalism in Australian society. Students would enjoy this as they will try to find connections of themselves by simply touring this exhibition.

 

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Message from David Corlett | Videos | Go Back to Where You Came From | SBS

Message from David Corlett | Videos | Go Back to Where You Came From | SBS | ESL teaching | Scoop.it

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:00 AM

David Corlett's message about the "Go back to where you came from" series outlines the reasons of why the documentary was created. It aimed to make Australians think about current governmental policies for treating asylum seekers and refugees who flee to Australia.

 

Teachers should watch this clip to understand why the clip was created so that they can discuss this with their students once they have completed viewing the series.

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ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au

ABC Splash home - splash.abc.net.au | ESL teaching | Scoop.it

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:19 AM

"ABC splash" is a website that was created by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It is designed for years prep to ten, offering a series of videos and interactive games for the students to actively engage with.

 

Teachers could recommend this website for students to use in their free time as it will help them to learn about the required subject areas in digital format. This would make it easy and simple for students to understand.

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Insight - I'm Not Racist, But...

Aren't we all a little bit racist? Insight: Tuesdays at 8:30pm on SBS One http://www.sbs.com.au/insight

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:39 PM

This Insight program episode entitled "Im not Racist, But...." explores the different viewpoints of people in regards to racism. 

 

It can be used to inform educators about the contemporary issues that society experiences in relation to discrimination and stereotypes. Class lessons may be structured on these issues to educate students about multiculturalism and accepting one another's differences.

 

I personally found this program quite beneficial as it notified me about possible solutions to combat racism. 

 

Educating students, particularly in their primary years will help teachers instill positive values about difference. This can be reinforced through interactive classroom activities and multi media to portray attractive aspects of culture to students.

 

Taking positive efforts in society may also help eliminate the negative attitudes which people hold. These may include hosting community based events which connect society's people all together.

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ACTF - Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi

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The Australian Children's Television Foundation

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:13 PM

"Language of Belonging" is an educational resource based on the animation series "Wadu Matyidi". It has been designed for primary school students to explore the Adnyamathanha language, culture, stories and traditions.

 

This resource also provides teaching and learning resources that are aligned with the Australian curriculum and cross curricular priorities of Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

 

Teachers can utilise this resource for students to gain insight into the language, cultures and language of the indigenous people. It is an effective way for students to learn as it incorporates creativity and simulation. which are two values of 21st century education.

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Sorry, Kevin Rudd's Apology to "The stolen Generation"

http://ten.com.au/ten/tv_videos.html Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says sorry to the stolen generations

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 9, 2013 5:56 PM

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd's apology speech to the indigenous Australian confesses the wrongs of the Australian nation in regards to the Stolen Generation and the indigenous peoples.

 

It acknowledges that Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original owners of the land and their right to be given equal opportunities in terms of health, education and economics like any other Australian.

 

Educators should view this clip to acknowledge the Australian government's perception of Aborigine people. It will inform their thoughts about indigenous people by recognising the wrongs of previous Australian governments and the everlasting effects it has caused on the Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Immigration school resource


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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:57 AM

"Go Back to where you came from: school pack", is a resource that was designed by SBS to align with the Australian school curriculum. It provides information to teachers and students about refugees and asylum seekers and supplies activities that can be used in the classroom.

 

This resource would be beneficial if teachers decided to view the documentary series "Go Back to Where you Came From" as students will be able to relate the activities to it. Also, it is useful for simplifying the concepts of refugees  and asylum seekers as these need to be defined for students to understand.

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Scootle

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:06 AM

Scootle is a website curated by Education Services Australia. It provides teachers with digital learning resources for all subject areas in the Australian curriculum.

 

It is a useful site that provides teachers with lesson plans that can be modified to meet their students' needs and capabilities.

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My Place for Students

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Fatimah Sheriffdeen's curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:03 AM

My place for students is an interactive website which students can explore to develop a better understanding of the featured children's stories. It offers information about the children and games which can be played for entertainment purposes.

 

Teachers can request their students to use this site to help them learn more about the students. This task may be done in student's free time or as homework to be completed at home.