Teaching Sequences Galore! Use the filter option on the left hand sidebar to limit search results to specific year levels.
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Global Education is an initiative of the Australian government, which provides teaching resources in an effort to embed Global Perspectives across the curriculum. Using the left side bar, activities can be filtered to show only those aimed at F-2 (equivalent to NSW Kindergarten to Year Two). The activities all align with the NSW HSIE syllabus and many are useful for teaching personal and class needs and how they are met. The first link to ‘Basic needs and children’s rights’ showcases some excellent teaching ideas which may encourage students to think about their own needs in relation to those of their global peers; 'Activity 2 What children need to survive and develop,' would be of particular relevance for a class investigating childrens' needs and how they are met.
The resources made available on the Global Education website, although brilliant, are not appropriate for direct use in an Early Stage One classroom. A great HSIE teacher would use the provided lesson activities as merely a basic stimulus for their own lessons, perhaps appropriating some of the individual activities into their own teaching sequence. Links are provided to materials such as videos or photo galleries and even templates which could be used as scaffolds for student work. As noted by Marsh (2008), once key concepts have been identified “to develop quality units, a lot of thought must go into the selection of content” (p. 31). In other words, although these Global Education teaching resources may cover similar issues, and it may be tempting to run through the lesson activities as they are presented, a great HSIE teacher would consider the very specific context of their own classroom and make appropriate adjustments to ensure the success of all students using this content in their classroom.
Marsh, C. (2008). Chapter 2 - Planning for Learning. In Studies of society and environment: exploring the teaching possibilities (5th edition). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia.