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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!

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.

The Opaka Connection

This short film (7 minutes) follows the journey of organic, fair-trade coffee from the growers in the Papua New Guinea, to the coffee shops of Australia.

This short film (7 minutes) follows the journey of organic, fair-trade coffee from the growers in the Papua New Guinea, to the coffee shops of Australia.

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.

Six goals to change the world

Discover our various 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 our various 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.

Recipes with a conscience

Doing good tastes amazing! Check out some Fairtrade recipes – great inspiration for your school’s great Fairtrade bake off!

Doing good tastes amazing! Check out some Fairtrade recipes – great inspiration for your school’s great Fairtrade bake off!

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.

Poster Design to change the world

‘Poster design to change the world’ is a multi-layered resource aimed at enriching understandings of the role of the practice of the graphic designer/artist, the design process, the audience and the world. It supports the teaching of Oxfam’s ‘Six Goals to Change the World’, the human rights principles that guide Oxfam’s work.

‘Poster design to change the world’ is a multi-layered resource aimed at enriching understandings of the role of the practice of the graphic designer/artist, the design process, the audience and the world. It supports the teaching of Oxfam’s ‘Six Goals to Change the World’, the human rights principles that guide Oxfam’s work.

Oxfam Unwrapped in the classroom

Oxfam Unwrapped with help your class fight poverty around the world. Raising money for gift, like a goat for a family in Mozambique, is also a great way to further ethical and intercultural understanding and take action on your students’ current topics of study.

Oxfam Unwrapped with help your class fight poverty around the world. Raising money for gift, like a goat for a family in Mozambique, is also a great way to further ethical and intercultural understanding and take action on your students’ current topics of study.

Our Stories: Fair Trade around the world

Want to know exactly who makes our amazing Fair Trade chocolate spread and blocks of chocolate? Presenting Manduvira and Jose!

Want to know exactly who makes our amazing Fair Trade chocolate spread and blocks of chocolate? Presenting Manduvira and Jose!

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.

Make the switch to Fair Trade

Take action at your school by making the switch to Oxfam fair products, for example: stocking Fair Trade tea, coffee and other items in your canteen, common rooms, staffroom and dining halls.

Take action at your school by making the switch to Oxfam fair products, for example: stocking Fair Trade tea, coffee and other items in your canteen, common rooms, staffroom and dining halls.

Love your work: Visit Wakami in Guatamala

Wakami is another one of Oxfam Shop’s producer partners, and they supply us with gorgeous handmade jewellery. Watch some of the women they work with talk about how having fair, meaningful work has changed their lives. This lovely infographic also shows the process of how working Wakami improves their lives.

Wakami is another one of Oxfam Shop’s producer partners, and they supply us with gorgeous handmade jewellery. Watch some of the women they work with talk about how having fair, meaningful work has changed their lives. This lovely infographic also shows the process of how working Wakami improves their lives.

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.

Hunger Banquets

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.

Hands on Health

This resource uses real-world case studies from Oxfam’s work with Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas, our curriculum content and suggested learning activities engage students through unique and holistic perspectives on issues of Australian and global health and human development.

This resource uses real-world case studies from Oxfam’s work with Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas, our curriculum content and suggested learning activities engage students through unique and holistic perspectives on issues of Australian and global health and human development.

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.

Foreign Aid and its Importance in Reducing Poverty (Foreign Aid Geodate Resource)

Written by Oxfam Australia’s Government Relations Coordinator Jenny Wells and published by Geodate in its July 2015 edition, this article and accompanying student activities explores the what Australian Aid has achieved and the impact of the recent cuts.

Written by Oxfam Australia’s Government Relations Coordinator Jenny Wells and published by Geodate in its July 2015 edition, this article and accompanying student activities explores the what Australian Aid has achieved and the impact of the recent cuts.

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.

Fashion Revolution Toolkit

In Term 2, we are encouraging you, the teachers and students, to use your voice and power to transform the fashion industry into a force for good by joining the Fashion Revolution. Download the toolkit today for a heap of lesson activities, individual and classroom actions, games and more! You can also order a set of Fashion Revolution posters for your school today.

In Term 2, we are encouraging you, the teachers and students, to use your voice and power to transform the fashion industry into a force for good by joining the Fashion Revolution. Download the toolkit today for a heap of lesson activities, individual and classroom actions, games and more! You can also order a set of Fashion Revolution posters for your school today.

Fair Trade Action Guide

Our action guides for students take a creative look at different local and global issues. We know everyone’s different which is why you can pick a small, medium or big action to change the world, your way. Great Fair Trade bake-off at your school, anyone?

Our action guides for students take a creative look at different local and global issues. We know everyone’s different which is why you can pick a small, medium or big action to change the world, your way. Great Fair Trade bake-off at your school, anyone?

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

The Behind the Brands scorecard review assesses the performance of the world’s 10 biggest food and beverage companies on issues such as women, workers, farmers, land, water and climate.

The Behind the Brands scorecard review assesses the performance of the world’s 10 biggest food and beverage companies 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.