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Flickr:rwkvisual The Internet has made the world smaller. Teachers can now collaborate with classrooms around the world to expose different culture to students.
For the teacher looking at why to connect globally.
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Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
The first 200 titles (PDF, 215KB) were selected by the Australian Society of Authors’ (ASA) Council. The ASA’s Council were asked to select works they thought students and others should encounter, to give a view of Australia’s rich cultural identity: works that would tell Australia’s history and also how we are currently developing as a nation. The ASA Council are adamant that this list should be merely the beginning, and it should be built upon with other works that have already been published, as well as the great new works that continue to be published in Australia.
For the launch of Reading Australia, ten titles were selected from the first 200 list for study by Secondary students, and ten for Primary students. The teacher resources for these titles include classroom activities, assessments and links to the new Australian Curriculum. In addition, the Secondary resources include a new introduction to the text from high profile writers.
There a range of primary and secondary text's with a global perspective included in this collection; The Boat, The Arrival, Mirror, The Great Bear.
Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Dryad.
These small plastic fragments, mostly less than 5mm across, are loaded with pollutants that can negatively affect several marine species, from tiny fish and zooplankton to large turtles andwhales.
Plastic pollution hazards to Australian species and ecological communities are therefore likely broader than those officially recognised.
This article provides up to date research and mapping of Australia's oceans and assists in understanding the plastic pollution challenge we have. Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi are both Oceanographers from the University of Western Australia.
http://www.ted.com What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed gra...
http://www.YoungWorldInventors.com - Global Cycle Solutions is an MIT team founded and led by Jodie Wu, a 2009 mechanical engineering graduate of MIT. A Chin...
National Geographic magazine continues a yearlong series examining the specific challenges and solutions we face as the worldwide population reaches 7 billion people in 2011 with a March story looking at humans' massive impact on the planet.
Janine di Giovanni talks about covering wars in Bosnia, Rwanda and Syria and shares first-hand accounts of the human cost of war and destruction. She is an a...
Australia's engagement with Asia: Water - a case study on Flores
Thousands of video interviews conducted around the world to draw a large portrait of humanity. Films about love, family, dreams, happiness, fear, war...
Girl Rising provides teachers with a unique opportunity to educate students about the issues surrounding, and the impact of, girls' education in the developing world. To help teachers learn about the movement and the predominant issues, and effectively share the information with their students, the Pearson Foundation has created this standards-aligned curriculum for two chapters in the film: Suma from Nepal, and Senna from Peru. (Suma's story is appropriate for students in grades 5 and 6. Senna's story includes content that is too mature for this age level).
Using the curriculum, teachers can engage their students in meaningful, theme-based social studies, political science, math, economics, and language arts lessons by encouraging them to think about important political, cultural, historical, social, and geographic issues tied to educating girls — and about their responsibilities as global citizens, as well as locally.
The curriculum addresses an array of issues ranging from inquiries of global scope such as, “How do economies grow when girls are educated?” to very basic questions like, “How do parents keep their daughters safe and cared for?” Through developing a better understanding of how family dynamics, poverty, political unrest, economic stability, and community expectations intersect to keep girls either in or out of school, students' views of the world will evolve.
A history of conflict in Rwanda.
Rwandan Stories is a great collection of video, photography and journalism exploring the origins, details and aftermath of the Rwandan genocide through the eyes of both survivors and perpetrators.
http://calltoactionaward.com.au/ World Vision Australia and the Byron Bay International Film Festival have joined together to help eliminate poverty and soci...
Join Louie the Loo to celebrate the little guy in the corner - your toilet! Did you know he's a life-saver, and where toilets don't exist, thousands die? Please share this film for World Toilet Day and the International year of Water and Sanitation.
Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation - that's almost 2,000 children a day.
7 billion Others - a film that focuses on the experience of progress.
This module looks at the development of Shanghai as one of China's largest economic hubs. Students will gain insight into the factors that aid and hinder economic development using Shanghai as a context.
CD - The effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world and including a country from North-East Asia.
Think Global is an education charity that promotes global learning. We work to ensure that people in the UK learn about global issues and develop an open-minded, global outlook.
Think Global collates and commissions research to inform policy and practice related to global learning. This section of their website contains some of these reports and papers.
Papua New Guinea: health and human well-being is an engaging and easy to use resource that supports the Australian curriculum: Geography – especially Global geographies of human well-being.
It includes five video chapters with related texts to facilitate an enquiry approach to development geography. In small groups, students are invited to work for a non-government organisation, conduct research and submit a proposal addressing health issues in Papua New Guinea.
It directly addresses the two cross-curriculum perspectives, Sustainability andAustralia’s engagement with Asia and the general capabilities: ethical behaviour, intercultural understanding, critical and creative thinking.
Amazing resource for year 10 Geography and VCE Health and Human Development from Worldvision and DFAT - Australian Aid.
The ornate messages of peace emblazoned on the 3-wheeled taxis in Karachi are unlike anything seen in the country before.
A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
This short video not only provides a great stimulus for an inquiry and links to some of the action people have decided to take in response.
In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon.
This is a unique and inspiring story of how running has brought people together for peace and harmony.
"In 2009 we had more assassinations, our government resigned and we had no prime minister but we did have a marathon."
In 2012 33,000 from 80 different nationalities came together on a rainy day to run in the Beirut Marathon. "Making peace is not achieved in a sprint but more in a marathon".
Can conflict be resolved and peace sustained through sport?
There will soon be 7 billion people on the planet. Find out why you shouldn’t panic—at least, not yet.
CARE is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on empowering women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
This animation explains how we aim to make children's rights children's realities through a thematic approach called Child Rights Governance. The video is ma...