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Resources for the senior classroom on Global Health and Human Development from the Global Education Project, Victoria.
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 | UNDP

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With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, the report says. Several important targets have or will be met by 2015, assuming continued commitment by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector.
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Australian Academy of Science - Science Policy

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Policy document from the Australian Academy of Science covers benefits of vaccines, their safety, and future. Endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.

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Home – Malaria Atlas Project

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The Malaria Atlas Project disseminates information on mosquitoes, blood disorders and the malaria risk from different parasites, organised on a geographical basis
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History of Vaccines — A Vaccine History Project of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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The History of Vaccines explores the role of immunization in the human experience and examines its continuing contributions to public health.
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A great resource on the science and history of vaccines. Includes timelines, interactive activities, articles and games.

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GAVI Alliance

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The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation is a global health partnership of both public and private interests dedicated to improving access to immunisations in developing countries. Detailed country profiles and statistics break down GAVI's work in many nations.

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Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid homepage

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The homepage for Australian Federal aid programs overseas. Includes data on bilateral and multilateral programs in Asia, the Pacific and beyond.

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Global Wellbeing Surveys Find Nations Worlds Apart

Gallup wellbeing data spanning 155 countries or areas shows vast differences in how people evaluate their lives. The percentage who are "thriving" ranges from 82% in Denmark to 1% in Togo.
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Urbanisation and megacities: Jakarta

Australia's engagement with Asia: Urbanisation and megacities: Jakarta
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Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:27 AM

This video gives great insight into what it's like to live in Jakarta, Indonesia. It provides information such as how this megacity is continually expanding as well as developing for the better. It talks of how urbanisation is growing in Jakarta but the poor can't keep up. When using this video in school I'd definitely show it to the children because the images and interviews put into perspective how well off we are in Australia. Activities I could do around this resource could be discussions, brainstorms, investigation tasks, etc. One thing I'd particularly like to do is get the children in contact with an organisation to ask them for information about the current work they're involved in. They could do this as apart of any task but I think that by getting actively involved in something and getting information directly from the source the students will be highly engaged in their activity.

faezams's curator insight, March 18, 2014 5:44 AM

This video could be viewed in conjunction with the role that technological advances and technology in general has played in  urbanisation  and megacities in Asia. The positive and negative impacts of the consequences of technology can be analysed through the concept of urbanisation and mega city developments. This links to the technology curriculum aim of understanding the role and impact of technology on economy and society (ACARA, 2014). 

 

The Asian Century white paper (DPMC, 2012), stated:  "Using creativity and design-based thinking to solve complex problems is a distinctive Australian strength that can help to meet the emerging challenges of this century.  Asia-relevant capabilities include adaptability, flexibility, resilience, creative and design thinking".

 

The mega city of Jakarta can be analysed in terms of positive traits- the Asia relevant capabilities: 

 

How is the city adaptable to the needs of its people?

What evidence of flexibility and resilience are needed when trying to house massive populations?

What specific creative designs did you notice given the constants of space in Jakarta? 

 

In order to succeed in the 21st-century economy, students must learn to analyze and solve problems, persevere, take calculated risks, collaborate and learn from failure (Wagner, 2012). The negative impacts of technology such as pollution and over crowding can be analysed through the above resource, however these problems can become  the basis of problem based projects that encourage creative thinking that will lead to innovative solutions  (Albion, 2014).  It is problem finding and problem solving skills that are going to be valued in the 21st century. 

 

 References: 

 

ACARA. (2014). Technologies. Retrieved May 12, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/rationale-aims/technologies

 

Albion, P. (2014). Lecture 11 notes: Technology, design and creativity. Toowoomba: USQ.

 

 DPMC. (2012). Australia in the Asian Century White Paper. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia Retrieved from http://asiancentury.dpmc.gov.au/white-paper.

 

Wagner, T. (2012). Educating the next Steve Jobs. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved may 28, 2014 from http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304444604577337790086673050

 

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The Global Burden of Disease - Webcast | World Bank Live

The Global Burden of Disease - Webcast | World Bank Live | GEP Global Health and Human Development Resources for the Classroom | Scoop.it
In #SouthAsia, diabetes is up by 104% over 20 yrs. Get more regional health #data on Sept 4: http://t.co/JmMnHSgD1w #GBD2010 @IHME_UW
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Rich and poor

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:17 AM

CD - The reasons for spatial variations between countries in selected indicators of  human wellbeing.

 

Students learn about the components of population growth that influence the development of several countries around the world. They look at the terminology, definitions and measures of wellbeing created by various agencies on a global scale.

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Worksheet based task on comparing Wellbeing

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Measuring wellbeing, Asia Education Foundation

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This module looks at how wellbeing is measured and the status of wellbeing in India and Bhutan. Students will gain insight into the complexity of determining wellbeing indices and the role they play when measuring economic development.

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CD - The different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places.

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Measuring Wellbeing

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Map: Population Density, Global Fertility, And GDP : NPR

Map: Population Density, Global Fertility, And GDP : NPR | GEP Global Health and Human Development Resources for the Classroom | Scoop.it
To sustain themselves, many nations adopt policies to raise, lower, or maintain their population levels. And while a country's gross domestic product can often help predict its stance, that's not always the case.
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Great resource for VCE Geography on population

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Food and human wellbeing (Years 9,10)

Food and human wellbeing (Years 9,10) | GEP Global Health and Human Development Resources for the Classroom | Scoop.it

This chapter addresses the Year 9 unit "Biomes and food security" and the Year 10 unit "Global geographies of human wellbeing". It explores the challenges of food security, including land and water degradation, soils, competing land uses and climate change. These resources look at two very different Indonesian islands, Bali and Sumba.

Overview:

A tale of two islandsBali – rice and forestsSumba – corn and savanna grasslandFood security strategiesReflections and thinking hats 

 

Download: Chapter 2 – Food and human wellbeing.pdf

 

Produced by Worldvision, AGTA and AusAid.

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Human Development Reports | United Nations Development Programme

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Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria | Video on TED.com

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah.
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WHO | WHO department on Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

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The World Health Organsiation's home page on vaccines and immunisation. Includes details of programs, action plans and position papers.

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Jabbed: love, fear and vaccines

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How do you decide whether to vaccinate or not? Test your attitude towards vaccination
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Website for the award winning SBS documentary on vaccination. Includes scientific and medical details, perosnal stories, and stream the entire show. 

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UNICEF - The State of the World's Children - The State of the World's Children reports

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Excellent resource form UNICEF with detailed data for case studies. Covers 1996-2013.

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What's so great Nutrition?

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Great short film for summarising the consequences of malnutrition and hunger on health and human development. This resource was developed by USA Worldvision for their 30 hour famine. Stop film at the award scene to skip the 30 hour famine advertising.

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Water - a case study on Flores

Australia's engagement with Asia: Water - a case study on Flores
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10x10 Presents Girl Rising (Official Trailer)

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, award-winning Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions and Intel Corporation comes Girl Rising - an in...
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Defeating Malaria

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:06 AM

CD - The role of international and national government and non-government organisations’ initiatives in improving human wellbeing in Australia and other countries.

 

A new approach: The mosquito repellant patch.

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Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | GEP Global Health and Human Development Resources for the Classroom | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

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CD - The different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places.

CD - The issues affecting the development of places and their impact on human wellbeing, drawing on a study from a developing country or region in Africa, South America or the Pacific Islands.

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Trailer

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-part documentary series based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and ...
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Australia's Engagement with Asia: Indonesia

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Case studies in water, food, urbanisation and human wellbeing

Australia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia is an engaging and easy-to-use teaching resource that supports the Australian Curriculum: Geography. It includes six DVD chapters with related texts and worksheets developed by World Vision and the Australian Geography Teachers Association.

It directly addresses two cross-curriculum perspectives: Sustainability and Asiaand Australia's engagement with Asia. 

We live in a diverse world: Indonesia (Years 6-10)

This chapter provides an excellent background overview of Indonesia and Australia’s links with Indonesia. This is valuable for all units in Years 6–10 and especially the Year 6 unit "We live in a diverse world". Begin with the photograph activity “We live in a diverse world” and the DVD....

Vision Australia's collection of Indonesian Stories

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Some material in this new resource from World Vision may be used in Health and Human development for Unit 4 Global Health.

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Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 29, 2013 12:49 AM

The World Vision website offers school resources to teachers including case studies as well as information on human wellbeing, food, water, urbanisation, AusAID in Indonesia, interconnections and diversity . I think the resources provided on this site are great for encouraging students to think about those living in another country and being able to compare their situation to ours. I think a great activity for a year level might be to brainstorm fund raising ideas to sponsor a child or a school for a month, for example. I remember in Grade 4 we were learning about endangered animals and as a class we adopted a spider monkey called Edie. It was a really great activity because we had to decide and organise fund raisers to adopt Edie without any teacher help. I'd love to do something like this in my classroom because I found this type of project so rewarding when we got to see that all of our hard work had paid off (i.e. seeing letters and photos from Edie each month). I think that this resource alone can provide me with so many pathways of teaching about poverty and that is why I scooped it.