Global Presentations

Presentations include interactive workshops with global resources and Australian curriculum links.

Guarding Eden from climate change

The health and well being of the world’s population in particular, the poor, is at risk from the burning of fossil fuels. Find out how ordinary people in the book Guarding Eden by Deborah Hart attend to this issue among others. Linked to various learning areas in the curriculum, including Geography, this Slideshare will assist you to work with your students to mitigate the effects of climate change on the world’s population.

The Cultural Iceberg
The tip of the cultural iceberg contains that which is observable – what learners can actually see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Too often, values, society expectations and cultural norms are overlooked.
I offer perspectives that delve deeper into the diversity of other cultures, enhancing cultural understanding which strengthens us all. Opportunities for collaboration abound, with provision of real, current and meaningful examples in our connected world. Using hands on and interactive activities, I generate deeper thinking as intercultural understanding is shaped. I demonstrate how regard for the rights of others is formed, how we nurture an appreciation of and a respect for social, cultural and religious values and provide resource links to achieve these outcomes.

Energy for All (Yr 6 Science)
Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity ACSSU219
What sources can we make energy from? Divide them into renewable and non-renewable sources.
What are the issues surrounding renewable and non-renewable energies?
How might the lack of energy affect people’s lives?
What is the environmental cost of the energy industry?
Personal footprint calculator
The Sustainable Development Goals have much do with energy. Pick four (4) goals and say how they might have a connection to energy.

Energy transforms lives: Game
Activity: Before the lesson make up a set of the Sustainability Development Goals cards and a set of individual energy statements.
Divide the class into groups of four. Give them a few minutes to read the energy statements. Ask them to find an energy statement that positively impacts each SDG…eg by supplying street lighting to improve women’s safety the number of young women continuing their education is increased. After the group has found an energy statement for five SDGs, ask them to prepare a slide using PPT or Haiku Deck to illustrate one of their connections and collate all individual slides into an ENERGY story. Groups share their presentations.
Energy transforms lives

Sustainability – The key to life (professional learning for teachers)
Looking at what sustainability means. Models of sustainability explained.
Sustainability has much to do with economics through the social and environmental consequences of economic activity. Social attributes including cultural, health-related and monetary/financial aspects are integrated in the economic arm of sustainability. Moving towards sustainability the social challenge that needs consideration entails urban planning, transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. We can examine Fair Trade, cooperatives, affluence, equity and climate change
Sustainability – The key to life

Sustainability through story (for Years F-4)
Books excite our imagination, foster curiosity, provide information, transform thinking, and promote reconciliation. They help turn abstract ideas into understandings. I use a series of globally oriented books on sustainability to raise discussion and critical thinking. With digital resources and examples supported by the United Nations, this topic traverses many learning areas.

Poverty is a difficult but potentially rewarding topic. It does involve sad stories, complicated issues and competing ideas about causes and solutions. Handling this topic in primary classrooms requires sensitivity and thought, especially as it raises questions about local and personal circumstances as well as global ones. This workshop aims to help teachers and students to move beyond such a diminished or simplistic picture, to recognise their common humanity and the lessons they themselves may learn from others. This topic gives schools the opportunity to delve into a continuing struggle of the human community, and to see how they themselves can respond.
-with thanks to The One World Centre