Tackling racism in Australia: A unit of work for the Australian Curriculum, Years 9 and 10

by Australian Human Rights Commission | 2014 | Educational Resource
A unity of study to support anti-racist action in high school students



This unit of work encourages students to think about diversity, particularly in relation to people, groups and their cultures, to affirm and celebrate difference and to use their understanding of diversity to act with respect, empathy and trust.

The unit also explores the impact of discrimination and harassment on individuals, their family and friends and the wider community.

Students learn to identify racial discrimination, racial harassment and racial vilification as unlawful acts, which undermine safe, respectful environments for all. Building on learning activities in the unit, students develop strategies and actions for celebrating diversity and taking action against racism.