Beyond Borders Teaching Resources
The teaching program for the Beyond Borders unit of work can be found here:
The resources and worksheets for students, as referred to in the program, can be found here:
Beyond Borders assessment task - speaking. Focus on assessment as and for learning.
Week 1 Online Resources
Paula Madigan's "hook" video is a great way to engage students in the ideas of the unit. View it here:
Week 2 Online Resources
A bunch of resources from the UNHCR, including the Lego posters referred to in the program, can be found here:
Week 3 Online Resources
Before beginning the section of the unit on Go Back to Where You Came From, students could complete the SBS refugee quiz online, or do it as a class on the IWB:
Week 5 Online Resources
"New Boy" by Steph Green is a beautiful short film exploring the refugee experience from a child's perspective.
The program (Week 1) refers to the UNHCR document "Global Trends 2011: A year of crises". You can find the document online here:
<- Anh Do on "Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight" is a wonderful "hook" for students to be introduced to the refugee experience.
The Sydney Morning Herald article "Amnesty International report accuses Manus Island Detention Centre of humiliating asylum seekers" article is here.
The Media Watch episode "TT's False Facts Fuel Fear" can be viewed below.
Bust some myths about asylum seekers using a factsheet from Australia's Asylum Seeker Resource Centre:
Australian comedian Anh Do's refugee experience is an engaging way to develop empathy for refugees to Australia. His TV spot on Pictures of You are below.