Thursday, 13 August 2015

Learning resources and activities for Anti-Poverty Week


Contact: Helen Hortle, A Fairer World
p: 036223 1025, 0400 824 261   e: admin@afairerworld.org
w: www.afairerworld.org

Location: Tasmania

Intended Audience: All Teachers

It's easy to get your students thinking about the causes and consequences of poverty around the world.

Our youth website contains
• Recommended educational web links on poverty
• Links to great multimedia (videos and games) suitable for the classroom
• Contacts for local organisations involved in poverty relief
• Ways for schools to get involved
youth.afairerworld.org/global/poverty.html

The Australian Anti-Poverty Week website contains
• Recent fact sheets & videos
• Recent reports and papers
• Recent local area data
• Helpful websites
 www.antipovertyweek.org.au/resources/education-resources

The Tasmanian Anti-Poverty Week Coalition will be running activities, such as
Through the Eyes of our Children: an arts display and presentation, showcasing how local school children in grades 5 and 6 view the world they currently live in and how they imagine a world they would like to live in. Organised by the Salvation Army at Brighton Civic Centre, 13 October.
 www.antipovertyweek.org.au/calendar-of-activities-2015

School presentation visiting Tasmania
BOOK the Teaspoons of Change presentation for your school in November/December. Presenter D'Arcy Lunn has been travelling for 15 years, given over 400 presentations and worked with leading aid, development and global education organisations.
 www.afairerworld.org/_Coming_events/index.html#CHANGE

Student workshops & teacher resources locally
We have a huge range of resources on poverty and related topics including the following specially developed school workshops: FLYER
  • The Hobart Human Library, in which people who have encountered discrimination are 'books' for others to read. Sessions for schools and workplaces provide a fun approach to breaking down barriers - it's difficult to maintain prejudices when engaging face to face.
  • Global poverty simulations on Education, Food & Water, Health Care, and Work developed by A Fairer World and Filipino child advocates Bahay Tuluyan.
  • Global Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals" developed by A Fairer World specifically for the TCE Health Studies and AAP curricula but adaptable to other curriculum areas such as gender studies or human rights.
Contact us for more information: admin@afairerworld.org or 03 6223 1025

A Fairer World supports teachers with student workshops, professional development, curriculum materials and learning resources www.afairerworld.org/_Current_projects