As you plan lessons suitable for students learning from home or on the school grounds, you might like to consider the resources developed by Cool Australia.
For more than a decade, the non-profit organisation has been creating evidence-based, curriculum-aligned education resources.
Popular projects on Cool Australia’s website include:
- Learn@home — There are 160 free lessons and activities, devised to support remote and independent learning, which teachers you can adapt to meet your needs.
- Bluey — Each of the more than 70 resources showcase an episode of the children’s TV cartoon about a family of blue heelers, which teach valuable life skills such as mental and emotional resilience.
- The Final Quarter — A package of 52 lessons centred on the documentary of the same name, about the final years of Adam Goodes’ AFL career. Designed for years 5–12, topics covered by the lesson plans include racism, truth-telling, cultural pride, values and dignity.
- 2040:The Regeneration — Primary and secondary lessons for English, maths, design and technology, science, human and social sciences, geography and economics. They relate to the documentary 2040, which focuses on solutions to repair the world’s deteriorating environments.
- eSafety for Kids — Six lesson plans, a resource pack for parents/caregivers and a school facilitation guide.
You can access Cool Australia’s library of free resources by signing up on their registration page.