Teaching Resources

Directory of downloadable primary level teaching resources for Stages 2-6


Mirror by Jeannie Baker- A Stage 2 English, Creative Arts, HSIE, Science & Technology resource

This unique text compares in pictures the lives of two boys living on opposite sides of the world. One boy lives in a city in Australia the other in Morocco, North Africa. The book contains a short introduction written in English and Arabic and then proceeds to tell the story of a day in each boy’s life through pictures.

The book illustrates how culturally different each boy’s life is whilst at the same time highlighting the similarities. It touches on the concept of global trade and provides a look at the way in which the environment affects areas such as food supply and provision, architecture and local trade.

Stage 2 Study of Mirror by Jeannie Baker

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Stage 3 HSIE and Visual Arts: The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal – Investigating a built World Heritage Site

A series of activities devised by Julie O’Keeffe

This resource appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 4, 2014. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

The Taj Mahal 

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Stage 3 Geography: The Monsoons

The Monsoons is a Stage 3 & 4 Geography resource, it first appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 1, 2015. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

The Monsoons

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Stage 3 English – Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman   

A five week unit of work based on the study of the novel Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman

This text covers the core human rights and social justice issues surrounding refugees, asylum seekers and mandatory detention in a fast paced gripping story told through the eyes of a child. It brings the human dimension to the political arena and encourages children to look at the reasons behind families seeking asylum rather than dehumanising the process.

This text provides a springboard for many rich discussions on migration (an Australian Curriculum history topic in Stage 3) and is to support primary teachers in teaching Migration, Education for Sustainability, Global Education and English in an integrated and pedagogically sound manner.

Boy Overboard – Unit of work

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Stage 3 English: Sacred River – The Ganges of India

A classroom resource based on the book Sacred River – The Ganges of India by Ted Lewin.

Responding to text, including picture books and novel is a classroom resource created by Julie O’Keeffe.

This resource appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 1, 2015. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

Sacred River – The Ganges

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Stage 4 Geography: Wildlife Conservation in Indonesia

A brief assessment task for one of the world’s most biodiverse regions by Phillip O’Brien, Minaret College.

This resource appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 2, 2014. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

 Wildlife Conservation Indonesia

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Stage 4 History: Australia’s Early Asian History

This unit of work developed by Ross Mackay is based on the Northern Territory Dept of Education resource kit “The Makassans”.

This resource appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 2, 2014. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

Australia’s Early Asian History

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Stage 5 & 6 HSIE: Contemporary Issues in India

A resource on the Caste System of India by Di Dunlop addressing aspects of History, Geography, Legal Studies and Society and Culture.

This resource appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 4, 2014. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

Contemporary Issues in India

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Stage 6: The Hijab: Facts, Myths and Realities

This resource devised by Ross Mackay looks at the Hijab and explores the aspects of identity and cultural diversity. Key Learning Areas: Studies of Religion and Society and Culture

This resource appeared in the AETA Asia Journal Issue 3, 2014. The issue was funded through the Global Education Project of NSW.

The Hijab: Facts, Myths and Realities