Education resources

ABC Splash

This site uses material from ABC radio and television archives as the basis for primary and secondary school lessons related to English, Maths, Science and History. Lessons related to racism and cultural diversity include:

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Commission has developed a range of education resources to assist teachers to educate students about human rights. Units focus on a range of human rights topics from social justice and race discrimination to disability rights and child rights. The resources can be found on the Human Rights in the School Classroom webpage.  

The Commission has also conducted a desktop review of existing education resources which address the issues of race, racism and race relations. Download the PDF document here.

Asia Education Foundation

This resource aims to provide teachers, education leaders and school communities with innovative programs, curriculum resources and networks to support the achievement of Asia Literacy. There are resources available for students from years K–12 across English, History, Maths, Geography, the Arts, Science, Languages, PDHP and others. Teaching resources include:

Civics and Citizenship Education

This website contains resources, information, activities and links for teachers, students and parents involved in civics and citizenship education. Materials related to racism include:

Difference Differently

Aligned to the Australia curriculum, this website offers modules in English, History, Geography and Civics & Citizenship for students in years 3–10. It aims to develop young Australians’ intercultural understanding through the use of video clips, audio, images, quizzes and interactive learning activities. Lesson plans include:

Immigration Museum Victoria

The Immigration Museum has a variety of resources to educate people about immigration, cultural diversity and racism, including:

Institute for Humane Education

This education blog compiles a range of activities and lesson plans from external sources which are targeted at increasing students’ awareness of racism and bigotry, as well as exploring the effects of, and ways to prevent, discrimination.

Search key words by issue, such as racism or bigotry, or by the type of resource, such as curriculum, book or documentary.
Relevant resources include:

Making Multicultural Australia

Developed by the NSW Board of Studies, NSW Department of Education and Training and the University of Technology Sydney, in partnership with a number of other organisations, this is one of Australia’s leading sources of quality educational resources on multiculturalism. Its major purpose is to assist teachers in developing multicultural and anti-racism materials and programs for use in various subject areas. The website includes:

Prejudice No Way

This website provides anti-prejudice resources to assist students in years K–3 develop the knowledge and skills to tackle racism, prejudice and discrimination. The website provides several resources, lesson plans, activities and teacher notes.

Respect Relationships Reconciliation (RRR)

This website provides resources to support teacher educators delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education units in teacher education programs. Units include:

Racism No Way!

Managed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities on behalf of government and non-government education systems across Australia, this project aims to assist school communities and education systems to recognise and address racism in the learning environment. This website provides various teaching resources aimed at students in years 4–12, including:

SBS – Go Back to Where You Came From

The Go Back to Where You Came From website features resources for schools related to the themes of the program, including:

Teaching Tolerance

This US organisation is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for American children. This website contains useful professional development resources and classroom resources. Topics include, among others:

VicHealth

Among VicHealth's numerous publications on the issue of race discrimination (see the Research section below) is the Review of Strategies and Resources to Address Race-Based Discrimination and Support Diversity in Schools, which presents guiding principles, policies and strategies to address race-based discrimination and support diversity in schools. It offers tips and training suggestions for how to implement multicultural and anti-racist education.

World Against Racism Museum 

This organisation aims to educate the public about racism by providing various exhibits about racism on their website. Topics include:

100 Years: The Australian Story

This 60-minute episode of ‘The Australian Story’ provides a historical account of the rise and fall of Australia’s ‘White Australia’ policy, and includes personal stories of the policy’s impact. Both the radio recording and transcript are available for download.

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