Just like me.
Just Like Me employs the aid of videos, worksheets and action cards students can follow “a day in the life of” children in 3 countries (Ghana, Uganda and India). This includes:
- How the children get to school
- What the children’s learning environments are like
- What happens to children who don’t/can’t go to school
- How the children access water
- Where the children shop for groceries and clothes
- Many other aspects of day to day life
Just Like Me fits
the Australian National Curriculum
Choose lessons to make links with varied learning areas and develop cross curriculum perspectives. The focus of each topic of enquiry aligns to The Australian National Curriculum General Capabilities.
1. Intercultural Understanding
Enables students to respect and appreciate their own and other’s cultures and to work and communicate with those from different cultures and backgrounds, to develop an appreciation of difference and diversity.
2. Ethical Behaviour
Develops students understanding and leads them to act in accordance with moral and ethical principles. It includes identifying right and wrong and having the willingness, determination and capacity to argue the case for change, understanding the place of ethics and values in human life, having a desire and capacity to work for the common good.
3. Critical and Creative Thinking
Development of new ideas and application in new contexts, thinking critically, solving problem, developing and solving arguments.
4. Personal and Social Competence
Social awareness includes developing an empathy, concern and understanding of others and ability to deal with personal emotions. The workshop also tries in with the following Australian Curriculum’s Cross-curriculum priority.
5. Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
Which provides a regional context for learning in all areas of the curriculum. It reflects Australia’s extensive engagement with Asia in social, cultural, political and economic spheres.
curriculum AREA ADDRESSED
|Some children have to contribute more than others to their family’s survival. These children may have tasks and responsibilities||Intercultural understanding | Critical and creative thinking|
|Children have to learn to do different things depending on the needs of their family. These skills vary depending on where you live.||Intercultural understanding|
|Learn how children live in different situations around the world. Their home life might be very different from ours but we can also find similarities.||Intercultural understanding | Critical and creative thinking | Personal and Social Competence|
|When we know more about the way people live we begin to be able to discuss issues such as fairness.||Intercultural understanding | Ethical behaviour | Personal and Social Competence | Critical and creative thinking|
|Learning about other cultures and ways of living. This helps us to understand more about other people and also ourselves. Perhaps we can consider what is important in life.||Intercultural understanding | Ethical behaviour | Personal and Social Competence | Critical and creative thinking|
|We are learning about other people’s lives because all people matter. Focusing on what can be done about difficult circumstances helps us to be positive, rather than feel helpless.||Intercultural understanding | Ethical behaviour | Critical and creative thinking|
|Learning about children who lead different lives from children in our culture||Intercultural understanding Personal and Social Competence|