Gender Studies and Identity- Secondary

Gender studies and books on identity for secondary students that meet general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum such as critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding.   We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah' and … Continue reading Gender Studies and Identity- Secondary

Ethical Understanding – Secondary

The processes of reflecting on and interrogating core ethical issues and concepts underlie all areas of the curriculum. These include justice, right and wrong, freedom, truth, identity, empathy, goodness and abuse.   March by Geraldine Brooks Acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks gives us the story of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN - and … Continue reading Ethical Understanding – Secondary

Australian Historical Non-Fiction – Secondary

Historical non- fiction novels including songs and poems set in Australia that meets the Australian curriculum for secondary  students.     Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) ISBN: 9781460750933| … Continue reading Australian Historical Non-Fiction – Secondary

Australian Historical Non-Fiction – Primary

Historical non- fiction novels including songs and poems set in Australia that meets the Australian curriculum for primary students.     The Beach They Called Gallipoli by Jackie French, Bruce Whatley An extraordinary exploration of Gallipoli created by the incredible Jackie French and Bruce Whatley A hundred years ago, Australians and New Zealanders landed at Anzac Cove, … Continue reading Australian Historical Non-Fiction – Primary

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures – Secondary

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority provides opportunities for all students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. Through the Australian Curriculum, students will understand that contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, resilient, rich and diverse.   Wild Cat Falling  by Mudrooroo … Continue reading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures – Secondary

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures – Early Years

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority provides opportunities for all students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. Through the Australian Curriculum, students will understand that contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, resilient, rich and diverse.     A is … Continue reading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures – Early Years

Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Early Years

Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically … Continue reading Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Early Years

Australian Historical Fiction – Secondary and Older Readers

Historical fiction novels including songs and poems set in Australia that meets the Australian curriculum for secondary students.   To Love a Sunburnt Country  by Jackie French From one of Australias most-admired storytellers comes a gripping and unforgettable novel based on true events and little-known people. This is a story about ultimate survival and the deepest kinds … Continue reading Australian Historical Fiction – Secondary and Older Readers