Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Incorporate Anti-Poverty Week in your teaching

Contact: Helen Hortle, A Fairer World
P: 6223 1025 E: admin@afairerworld.org - open during the school holidays.
A: 4 Battery Square, Battery Point

Location: online &/or in Hobart - see details
Dates: 13 - 19 October

Intended Audience: All teachers

Ideas to incorporate Anti-Poverty Week (13-19 October 2013) in your teaching. (This notice includes information about awards and competitions that encourage action for social justice - click on "Read More" below.)

Actions that educate
* Get the best value from student fundraising by lending the money to someone who needs a hand up: see how at Kiva or Good Return

* Enter the Make Poverty History Competition for schools

* Find more awards and competitions that encourage action for social justice on our Awards and competitions webpage

* Come to one of the Anti-Poverty Week events in Tasmania:
  • 16 October: film screening at UTAS on women's rights. The screening aims to inspire involvement in One Billion Rising and VDay 2014 
  • 19 October: Launch of the Hobart Human Library on Parliament Lawns. Read a living book!
  • Search the full calendar online.
Student workshops
Contact us about delivering these workshops in your school:
  • "I AM GLOBAL CITIZEN" developed by the Global Poverty Project & Plan Australia to explain how an end to extreme poverty is possible, and the simple, everyday actions that can help bring this about.
  • "Food Security" developed by the Centre in conjunction with Oxfam Australia.
  • Global poverty simulations on Education, Food & Water, Health Care, and Work developed by the Centre with Filipino child advocates Bahay Tuluyan.
  • "Global Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals" developed by the Centre specifically for the TCE Health Studies and AAP curricula but adaptable to other curriculum areas such as gender studies or human rights:
    "Thank you very much indeed for an excellent presentation today! The curriculum materials, activities and movies were all fantastic. This was a huge help to me in my teaching of Health Studies, and very useful for the students." Jane MacDonald, Guilford Young College
Contact us for more student and teacher resources on poverty:
We're open during the school holidays and have a wide range of teacher resources on poverty - posters, DVDs, study guides, kits, books, and lesson ideas.
  • Members can contact us for a comprehensive list of recommended resources.
  • Anyone can come in and browse our library in Battery Point and talk to our experienced staff.
  • Visit our student website for more information and ideas.
More information about Anti-Poverty Week and events in Tasmania visit the national Anti-Poverty Week website for:
  • A calendar of events by state.
  • Ideas for school activities.
  • An excellent downloadable 4 page booklet, Social Inclusion for Schools. The booklet contains a useful Inclusion Checklist to ensure that your school is equipped to help low-income families.
Be the teacher you want to be.

A Fairer World
4 Battery Square, Battery Point
P 6223 1025, E admin@afairerworld.org
Open during the school holidays.