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Education Resources

Oxfam Australia’s classroom resources are available for use all year round, and support teachers and students to explore a range of global issues.

Our resources are produced in consultation with teachers, teacher associations and students, to ensure they are relevant, captivating, high-quality and in-line with current trends in pedagogy and technology. They are also developed in accordance with the Learn, Think, Act model of global citizenship.

Use the filters in the right-hand column to find the resource for you!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Cultures and Histories

Reconciliation begins with you, the commitment you make and the relationships you build between your school and local Elders or Traditional Custodians.  

Welcome to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures and Histories resource page.

 

 

Reconciliation begins with you, the commitment you make and the relationships you build between your school and local Elders or Traditional Custodians.  

Welcome to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures and Histories resource page.

 

 

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What She Makes – Schools Resource

While big, powerful brands like Kmart and Just Jeans make huge revenues, the women who make our clothes are struggling to survive on poverty wages.

This resource package targets Y 7,8,9 & 10 – Geography and Civics & Citizenship curriculum and engages students to challenge the big brands to pay a living wage.

 

While big, powerful brands like Kmart and Just Jeans make huge revenues, the women who make our clothes are struggling to survive on poverty wages.

This resource package targets Y 7,8,9 & 10 – Geography and Civics & Citizenship curriculum and engages students to challenge the big brands to pay a living wage.

 

Labour Rights: Behind the Seams

Why do people work? Does it matter whether they are treated fairly? What are labour rights anyway? These are some of the questions explored in this interactive student resource.

Why do people work? Does it matter whether they are treated fairly? What are labour rights anyway? These are some of the questions explored in this interactive student resource.

Fundraising Action Guide

This guide looks at educational practice when fundraising at school, explores who Oxfam is and how money raised helps, and gives you practical teaching ideas and support.

This guide looks at educational practice when fundraising at school, explores who Oxfam is and how money raised helps, and gives you practical teaching ideas and support.

Hunger in a world of plenty

To help students understand the global hunger crisis, Oxfam Australia has created a presentation based on our work in South Sudan, the Lake Chad Basin, the Horn of Africa and Yemen.

To help students understand the global hunger crisis, Oxfam Australia has created a presentation based on our work in South Sudan, the Lake Chad Basin, the Horn of Africa and Yemen.

Photo Release Form

We’d love to see any photos you take of your events! Send them, along with this form, to schools@oxfam.org.au.

We’d love to see any photos you take of your events! Send them, along with this form, to schools@oxfam.org.au.

Oxfam Australia YouTube Channel

Check out Oxfam Australia’s YouTube channel for informative and engaging videos about who we are, and the work that we do.

Check out Oxfam Australia’s YouTube channel for informative and engaging videos about who we are, and the work that we do.

National Close the Gap Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are dying 10–17 years younger than other Australians. Think about that ― a non-Indigenous child who started school this year may outlive an Indigenous student completing Year 12. Your school can do something to help change this.Close the Gap resources will help students understand the issue of Indigenous health inequality and how to support closing the gap. These include classroom resources and a guide on how to run an event at your school.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are dying 10–17 years younger than other Australians. Think about that ― a non-Indigenous child who started school this year may outlive an Indigenous student completing Year 12. Your school can do something to help change this.Close the Gap resources will help students understand the issue of Indigenous health inequality and how to support closing the gap. These include classroom resources and a guide on how to run an event at your school.

Food 4 Thought: Teacher Notes

Download the teaching notes and discover the curriculum links relating to the Food4Thought education resource.

Download the teaching notes and discover the curriculum links relating to the Food4Thought education resource.

Worksheet Templates

Oxfam has a collection of worksheet templates available as PDFs. These can be used in a variety of subjects, to help your students organise, make sense of and critically engage with information.

Oxfam has a collection of worksheet templates available as PDFs. These can be used in a variety of subjects, to help your students organise, make sense of and critically engage with information.

Sock monkey central: Visit Woza Moya in South Africa

Woza Moya are one of Oxfam Shop’s newest producer partners and the suppliers of our beautifully hand-crafted sock monkeys! We head to the Ufafa Valley in South Africa to hear how Woza Moya provides care and support for people living with HIV.

Woza Moya are one of Oxfam Shop’s newest producer partners and the suppliers of our beautifully hand-crafted sock monkeys! We head to the Ufafa Valley in South Africa to hear how Woza Moya provides care and support for people living with HIV.

Free Posters! Change the World!

Discover a host of resources exploring the human rights principles that guide Oxfam’s work around the world in a fun and accessible way. There’s a mindful colouring activity suitable for all ages, to promote student health and wellbeing, and the opportunity to order the free A3 colour printed posters, beautifully designed by Melbourne-based illustrator Steph Hughes.

Discover a host of resources exploring the human rights principles that guide Oxfam’s work around the world in a fun and accessible way. There’s a mindful colouring activity suitable for all ages, to promote student health and wellbeing, and the opportunity to order the free A3 colour printed posters, beautifully designed by Melbourne-based illustrator Steph Hughes.

Power, People, Politics

Created in collaboration between Oxfam Australia and Social Education Victoria using real-world case studies from Oxfam’s work in Australia and overseas. Students are also supported to become informed and active global citizens, in preparation for the world outside school.

Created in collaboration between Oxfam Australia and Social Education Victoria using real-world case studies from Oxfam’s work in Australia and overseas. Students are also supported to become informed and active global citizens, in preparation for the world outside school.

One Cup: One Journey Poster

This downloadable A3 poster takes you on an adventure to follow the process of how Oxfam’s Fair coffee is produced, from the farmer in Timor Leste to your cup in Australia. You can also place your order to receive an A3 colour version of the poster.

This downloadable A3 poster takes you on an adventure to follow the process of how Oxfam’s Fair coffee is produced, from the farmer in Timor Leste to your cup in Australia. You can also place your order to receive an A3 colour version of the poster.

Live Strong: Close the Gap

The ‘Live Strong’ Close the Gap education resource has been created in collaboration with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), National and Oxfam Australia, on behalf of the Close the Gap Coalition. It has been developed to support the delivery of a flexible and engaging curriculum to support the Close the Gap health equality campaign, to increase intercultural understanding and awareness of the social determinants of health, and inspire young Australians to take action in their communities towards achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health equality by the year 2030.

The ‘Live Strong’ Close the Gap education resource has been created in collaboration with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), National and Oxfam Australia, on behalf of the Close the Gap Coalition. It has been developed to support the delivery of a flexible and engaging curriculum to support the Close the Gap health equality campaign, to increase intercultural understanding and awareness of the social determinants of health, and inspire young Australians to take action in their communities towards achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health equality by the year 2030.

Learning about emergencies

Explores disasters and what organisations like Oxfam do when they respond to emergencies. It encourages critical thinking and empathy-building in students, and supports students and schools to act thoughtfully as global citizens.

Explores disasters and what organisations like Oxfam do when they respond to emergencies. It encourages critical thinking and empathy-building in students, and supports students and schools to act thoughtfully as global citizens.

Host a Hunger Banquet

Oxfam’s Hunger Banquet project gives students a first-hand experience in the inequalities in our global food system by holding a lunchtime Hunger Banquet event at school. This project helps students explore issues of global hunger, food security and inequality while taking action to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat.

Oxfam’s Hunger Banquet project gives students a first-hand experience in the inequalities in our global food system by holding a lunchtime Hunger Banquet event at school. This project helps students explore issues of global hunger, food security and inequality while taking action to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat.

Handcrafts with heart: Visit Mahaguthi in Nepal

Mahaguthi markets the handicrafts of more than 1,000 Nepali artists, and are one of Oxfam Shop’s producer partners. Not only to the artisans receive medical  and education allowances, paid leave and maternity leave, a significant portion of Mahaguthi’s profit goes to Tulsi Mehar Mahila Ashram, a shelter home for women and children focusing on rehabilitation. Read updates from Mahaguthi after the recent Nepal Earthquake here.

Mahaguthi markets the handicrafts of more than 1,000 Nepali artists, and are one of Oxfam Shop’s producer partners. Not only to the artisans receive medical  and education allowances, paid leave and maternity leave, a significant portion of Mahaguthi’s profit goes to Tulsi Mehar Mahila Ashram, a shelter home for women and children focusing on rehabilitation. Read updates from Mahaguthi after the recent Nepal Earthquake here.

Global Goals School Engagement Kit (Sustainable Development Goals)

Oxfam Australia and UNICEF Australia have teamed up to create an education resource, where school students can learn about the Global Goals and then write to their MP and tell them what these goals mean for them and the world they want to grow up in and inherit.

Oxfam Australia and UNICEF Australia have teamed up to create an education resource, where school students can learn about the Global Goals and then write to their MP and tell them what these goals mean for them and the world they want to grow up in and inherit.

Campaign for Australian Aid

Oxfam Australia proudly supports the Campaign for Australian Aid, a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions – for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.
The Campaign for Australia has produced a range of informative posters and fact sheets on this issue, free for you to download, print and use in class.

Oxfam Australia proudly supports the Campaign for Australian Aid, a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions – for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.
The Campaign for Australia has produced a range of informative posters and fact sheets on this issue, free for you to download, print and use in class.

Food 4 Thought: Geography (Students)

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet, one in nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. Why does hunger exist in a world with enough food for all?Food 4 Thought are lessons to help you explore these and more questions. Check out animations, videos, blogs and more and use the skills you learn in class to make a difference to the world.

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet, one in nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. Why does hunger exist in a world with enough food for all?Food 4 Thought are lessons to help you explore these and more questions. Check out animations, videos, blogs and more and use the skills you learn in class to make a difference to the world.

Food 4 Thought: English (Students)

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet, one in nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. Why does hunger exist in a world with enough food for all? Food 4 Thought are lessons to help you explore these and more questions. Check out animations, videos, blogs and more and use the skills you learn in class to make a difference to the world.

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. Yet, one in nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. Why does hunger exist in a world with enough food for all? Food 4 Thought are lessons to help you explore these and more questions. Check out animations, videos, blogs and more and use the skills you learn in class to make a difference to the world.

Country Factsheets

PDF fact sheets provide a postcard snapshot of some of these countries, and the inspiring stories of the people we work with. Countries covered: Australia; India; South Africa; Bangladesh; Papua New Guinea

PDF fact sheets provide a postcard snapshot of some of these countries, and the inspiring stories of the people we work with. Countries covered: Australia; India; South Africa; Bangladesh; Papua New Guinea

Behind the Brands

Fun for use in the classroom, students can take a closer look behind the 10 biggest food and beverage brands to review and assess their scorecard performance on issues such as women, workers, farmers, land, water and climate.

Fun for use in the classroom, students can take a closer look behind the 10 biggest food and beverage brands to review and assess their scorecard performance on issues such as women, workers, farmers, land, water and climate.

Banking on Shaky Ground

The resource will help students understand the links between Australian banks, global development, and the practice of land grabs.

The resource will help students understand the links between Australian banks, global development, and the practice of land grabs.

$1 Day Water Challenge

An Oxfam Australia teaching resource to support classroom teachers and school communities to introduce students to, and extend their learning and development on, the global issue of water, sanitation and hygiene in a fun and engaging environment.

An Oxfam Australia teaching resource to support classroom teachers and school communities to introduce students to, and extend their learning and development on, the global issue of water, sanitation and hygiene in a fun and engaging environment.