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“The curriculum materials are excellent and I find them invaluable in developing our unit of work.”
Robyn Davis, Gippsland Grammar
The Australian Curriculum gives teachers the opportunity to explore some of the big issues facing the globe today. These resources were developed to support Year 10, Unit 2: Geographies of Human Wellbeing and Year 9, Unit 2: Geographies of interconnections, with free downloadable versions available to comply with the Australian Curriculum Standards. The curriculum was written by Mark Easton who has written, co-written or contributed to more than forty textbooks for students and guides to support teachers in their use of these resources in the classroom.
The New South Wales Syllabus gives teachers the opportunity to explore some of the big issues facing the globe today. These resources were developed to support the outcomes from the NSW Department of Education Year 10: Human Wellbeing and Year 9, Stage 4: Interconnections, with free downloadable versions available to comply with the Curriculum Standards. The curriculum was written by Mark Easton who has written, co-written or contributed to more than forty textbooks for students and guides to support teachers in their use of these resources in the classroom.
“My girls really embraced this and were very concerned about what is happening in the world. I will be using this great resource next term with my lively and compassionate group of Year 10 girls.”
Vivienne Lynch, Korawa Anglican Girls' School
There's an estimated 50 million people in slavery, 25% are children
There are an estimated 50 million people in modern day slavery, including 27.6 million trapped in forced labour and another 22 million in forced marriages (International Labour Organization).
1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children (International Labour Organization).
ZOE Australia believes that ‘Education’ is one of the key ways in which students of all ages can gain understanding and knowledge about the issues surrounding modern slavery and, in particular, child trafficking.
It is through a combination of informal learning at home, and formal learning during school time, that students develop personal and social skills. Even from a very young age, students interact with others - beginning to learn and explore issues such as fairness, respect and problem solving skills.
As students grow and are exposed to more complex human rights issues, education gives them opportunities to learn, challenge, problem-solve, influence and contribute to bringing about change, in powerful ways.
ZOE helps Australians to learn about the local and global issues involving the exploitation of children by building understanding, empathy, and a sense of shared responsibility.
Through education, ZOE seeks to equip and empower whole communities (parents, staff, teachers and students) to prevent child trafficking from occurring, by offering relevant curriculum resources and informative tool kits. We use our experience gained from working with child trafficking survivors along with current research and methodologies to work alongside leaders, educators and influencers to learn, assist, collaborate, develop and produce resources that will change attitudes and behaviours.
In the Year 10 curriculum, the lesson plans use a ZOE case study of a Burmese girl who was forced to work in a begging ring. Students follow her story from her kidnapping in Myanmar, her experiences in forced labour in Thailand and her eventual repatriation to her family. This is based on an actual case with some details changed to protect her identity.
In the Year 9 curriculum, students explore themes within global interconnection by looking closely at the impacts of tourism and global trade. Students explore Thailand's fishing industry in detail. The Year 9 curriculum has two versions available. One version covers all forms of slavery, and the other version does not cover the topic of sexual slavery.