Under each curriculum area, you will find detailed and ready-to-go lesson plans to download and use in your classroom.
Listening and questioning skills
Prepares students to use effective listening and questioning skills during a visit from a guest speaker from another culture.
Discussion and craft
To introduce students to the diversity of headwear and the purpose and significance of these in a multicultural society.
Music appreciation and interpretation through visual art
Allows students to respond to music from different cultures through abstract line drawing.
Shape and clay/plasticine modelling
Students develop an awareness of different places of worship and the shapes in their architecture through this hands-on activity.
Investigation, discussion and play
Students learn that the games of yesterday are similar to the games played today and play traditional games that enabled children to acquire survival skills.
- In Understanding Anh students explore some of the emotions Anh experiences as she considers her cultural identity.
- In Many stories museum students research their family’s heritage and contribute to a classroom ‘museum’.
- In Everyone belongs students think about diversity in the Australian community, and create a script for a television advertisement that portrays this diversity.
Discussion, design and drawing
Students learn why people from a range of cultures decorate their bodies and are introduced to Indian (Hindu) customs of henna hand painting.
Cooperation, collaboration and craft
Familiarises students with mosaic art as found in Muslim mosques and other cultural buildings, and provides a metaphor for diversity and unity.
Questioning and discussion
Students build relationships through the exploration of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of their classmates.
- In The power of symbols students will explore some of the imagery within the text of Kofi’s story.
- In Refugees in Australia students will investigate changes to Australia’s immigration policies and explore ways to support migrants and refugees.
- In Everyone can be a lifesaver students create a visual text to communicate this message to the diverse Australian community.
Discussion and listening skills
A useful way to stimulate discussion on a range of cultural diversity issues and develop constructive discussion skills.
Role play, questioning and discussion
A role play style activity that explores the concept of stereotypes and the assumptions that underlie them.
Hypothetical scenario and discussion
This is a short activity which can serve as an introduction to the issues that refugees and migrants can face.
Understanding concepts: reading, recording and reassessing
Students are introduced to these concepts and how they differ from each other, then apply them to their own experiences.
Reading, listening and interpretation of song lyrics
Students explore themes of cultural diversity through the lyrics of popular songs.