Global Education Resources


Symbols of Identity: Australia – Vietnam

symb vietThese activities explore identity through symbols such as anthems, coats of arms, flags and celebrations

icon GE_AETA_symb_viet (2 MB)

  • Subjects: HSIE, Geography
  • Topics: Culture, Identity
  • Stages: Stage 2, Stage 3


Developing critical thinking skills when viewing images from around the world

crit photoPhotographs are a fantastic resource for the classroom. They capture students’ interest and can be a easy way into learning about distant places and unfamiliar subjects. These inquiry activities lead students to view photographs critically in order to understand.

icon GE_AETA_crit_image (1.98 MB)

  • Subjects: All KLAs
  • Topics: Interdependence, Active Global Citizenship, Culture, Globalisation, Human Rights, Identity, Peace Building, Social Justice
  • Stages: Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5


The Hijab: Facts, myths and realities

hijabThe Hijab is one of the most recognisable symbols of the culture of Islam. It is also one of the most controversial with calls by many people to have it and associated garments banned. But what is it really? Examines a range of articles and leads students to critically analyse media.

icon GE_AETA_hijab (1.36 MB)

  • Subjects: English, HSIE, Geography, Society & Culture, Religion
  • Topics: Culture, Human Rights, Identity, Peace Building, Social Justice
  • Stages: Stage 5, Stage 6


East to West – A Visual Study

east westActivities to accompany the 7 part series that was shown on SBS TV. It can be downloaded from or bought on disc. The series explores the role that West Asia (‘The Middle East') played in shaping world history and European civilization. West Asia was the cultural, scientific and economic centre of the world which provided the vital link between the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe for thousands of years. This area helped to shape the modern world with the development of the first cities, organised agriculture and the establishment of the five main religions of the world.

icon GE_AETA_east_west (762.24 kB)

  • Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science & Technology, HSIE, History, Geography, Visual Arts, Society & Culture, Religion
  • Topics: Interdependence, Culture, Globalisation, Human Rights, Peace Building, Social Justice
  • Stages: Stage 4
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