This particular map presented by the National Geography Society illustrates the environmental disaster of rapidly melting ice caps.
It allows the viewer, to click on the map and view the areas where the ice caps have currently melted.
This is a great resource which teachers can use to educate their students about the issue of global warming. By using this map they can allow their students to visualise the effects that global warming has created for the earth at this present moment of time.
"History for Kids" is a website designed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It covers topics related to history including: Ancient History, World History, British History, England History, Northern Ireland History, Scotland History and Wales History
It provides practical activities such as games and quizzes to make learning engaging and simulating for students. This will make learning simpler for hands as they will be able to grasp taught history concepts easily.
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.
"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.
"Faith Fashion Fusion" is a temporary exhibition on display at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Australia. It examines the identities of Muslim women through fashion and their beliefs.
It illustrates the different dress styles that have been created by fashion designers and retailers who have designed dresses for Muslim Women.
I believe this is a great exhibition, that would help eliminate any negative stereotypes of Muslim women as it portrays their culture in an attractive fashion. It would be best suited for the topic of geography as it displays the dress codes of women coming from different cultural backgrounds.
These miniature toys illustrate the different cultures that exist around the world. I admire how colourful it appears, as it welcomes the idea of friendly play.
I believe that these toys would be best suited for the early years of primary school as concepts of multi culturalism and difference are relevantly new to them. Students will learn best through hands on activities dealing with concrete toys like these as it would help them to grasp the concepts easily.
Global education is an informative resource which teachers can use to incorporate a global perspective across curriculum areas.
The aim of global education is to helps students to take accountability for their doings and become better global citizens who can make the world a better place.
Teachers should consider using global education to help their students develop global perspectives of the human race and their environments. It is extremely important to consider this in order to create a cooperative learning environment for the students.
This video clip presented discusses the Australian government's decision to teach school economics in primary schools. The reasons for this is to educate students who how to make smart money choices before they are required to do so as adults.
As a beginning, pre-service primary teacher I believe this is a smart decision as it will result in less world bank crashes. It is a very important concept that needs to be taught as it will affect each adult's handling of their own money.
Akram Azimi was nominated as Young Australian of the year in Western Australia in 2013.
He was awarded for his efforts of mentoring young Indigenous people in disadvantaged, remote Indigenous communities. He is recognised for his True Blue Dreaming Project which aims to help indigenous people and his initiative to mentor a special olympics athelete to spread awareness of disability issues.
I people that primary school teachers should present such stories to their students to inspire them to give service to the general Australian community. This would motivate them to do better with their academic studies in order to serve Australian society.
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.
"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.
Values are required in education as provides informed thoughts about curricular subject areas.
Through my own personal research, I discovered that Australian schools are required to abide by nine values to educate their students.
I have noted these with my own schooling in Australia and on my teaching rounds. I noted three values in practice. These included: Doing your best, Respect, Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion.
I find these values to be important for making Australia as a friendly, multi cultural society that is respective and tolerant towards all races. This is extremely crucial for the successful development of our economy.
"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.
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.
"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.
Experience a racist incident through the eyes of everyone involved. How would you react?
Fatimah Sheriffdeen's insight:
""Who's next door?" is a clip posted by the Discovery Centre that is part of the Immigration Museum. It illustrates a racist incident to cause the viewers to recognise the effects of racial difference to the general public.
It also provides viewpoints of the victim, perpetrator and bystanders who witnessed this incident.
I believe this clip would be good for teachers to use, to illustrate the occurences of racist situations. They can use it to inform the students that racist attitudes are not tolerated in Australia as it has become a multi cultural society with a variety of races and cultures.
"Consumer stuff for kids" is a teaching and learning resource produced by Consumer Affairs Victoria. It is aligned with VELS Level 4 standard in Economics.
This resource is based on the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework that was developed in 2005. It consists of four components including: Knowledge, Competence, Enterprise and Responsibility.
This booklet consists of 9 units, broken down into student activities, teachers' notes and videoclips that illustrate consumer related scenarios. References to VELS Level 4 Economics and the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework have also been made in each unit.
I believe this would be a great resource for educators to use in their classrooms as it provides plentiful information about economics.
Deborah Mailman is an award winning Australian actress who was the first Aborigine to win the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress.
She has always wanted to become an actress and undertake tertiary study eversince her highschool. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Queensland University of Technology and won several awards in film, television and theatre.
Teachers can discuss Deborah Mailman's achievements in their classes to illustrate contemporary Aborigine accomplishments to help students develop appreciation of Aborigine achievements.
"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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