English and Geography for Global Citizenship Education


Although this publication is copyright World Vision Australia, it contains material from other sources which is not owned by World Vision Australia and is used under Creative Commons license or with permission. Global Words wishes to acknowledge and thank the following creators for their contribution to the educational value of the resource:

  • On the Junior Primary page: Cover Mirror by Jeannie Baker, reproduced with permission of Walker Books; Fishing — Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park, source Tourism NT; The image for the sustainability unit is comprised of a NASA photo of Earth (public domain, via wikimedia commons) and on right A Little Planet panorama of a green plaza, photo by Giligonei CC BY-SA 3.0; The Dili kids Photo is by Kok Leng, Maurice Yeo, CC-BY-2.0
  • On the Upper Primary page: Somali Bantu refugee Children in Florida, Photo Melvin Baker, CC-BY-2.0; Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu performing at St George’s Church, Brighton, May 2009. Photo by Greg Neate, CC-BY-SA-2.0.
  • On the Junior Secondary page: Girl in school in Afghanistan, photo by People in Need (PIN) CC BY-SA-3.0; The 2004 tsunami in Thailand by David Rydevik, public domain image via Wikimedia Commons.
  • In Junior Primary units: Junior Primary Sustainability; Photo by Jerry Evans. Perpetual traffic and a power station, CC-BY-SA-2.0; Junior Primary Refugees and migration; the cover of Mirror by Jeannie Baker reproduced with the permission of Walker Books, Australia; an image from the video clip ‘Refugee Kids’ linked to the ABC Behind the News item; the photo of UN Secretary General BAN Ki-moon by Marcello Casal Jr. CC-BY-SA-3.0; the 2010 Refugee Week poster, freely downloadable (.pdf 446 kB), linked to the Refugee Council of Australia website. Junior Primary Indigenous peoples: In teaching and learning activity 1 the You and Me: Our Place book cover reproduced with permission of Working Title Press; photo in teaching and learning activity 2, Fishing – Yellow Water billabong, Kakadu National Park, is copyright Tourism NT. Junior Primary Neighbours, Asia/Pacific, Dili kids, Photo by Kok Leng, Maurice Yeo, CC-BY-2.0.
  • In Upper Primary units: Upper Primary Indigenous peoples; the photo of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu performing at St George’s Church, Brighton, May 2009, by Greg Neate, CC BY 2.0; cover art from My Island Home by Neil Murray,  illustrated by children from Papunya and Galiwinku, and with paintings by Peter Hudson, is reproduced with permission of One Day Hill publishers, and images from the Kanyini film trailer and from The Colli Crew — ‘Change the Game’  video, both used as hyperlinks to respective sites. Special thanks are due to Mark Wittleton, Michael Hannan and Rodney Douglass at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, for work involved in reactivating The Music Archive for the Pacific to enable Global Words to link to that resource and the section on traditional instruments. Upper Primary Sustainability, the photo A male Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis) with escorts. Shelly Beach, Manly, NSW is by Richard Ling CC BY-SA-2.0. Upper Primary Refugees and migration the photo of Somali Bantu refugee Children in Florida is by Melvin Baker, CC-BY-2.0 and in Activity 3 photos of Najeeba Wazefadost with her sister Nooria and her brother Madhi are © Hamish Gregory/Amnesty International from the excerpt Najeeba’s story, first published in the World Refugee Week Teacher’s Pack 2011 and reproduced with the permission of SBS, Amnesty International and the Refugee Council of Australia. Upper Primary Neighbours, Asia/Pacific; the cover of Bungawitta by Emily Rodda in teaching and learning activity 2 was reproduced with permission of Scholastic publishing. The photo in teaching and learning activity 4, Children dressed up for sing sing in Yengisa, Papua New Guinea, April, 2003, is by Amy Bauer CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
  • In Junior Secondary units: Junior Secondary Indigenous peoples; Cover art from the books My Girragundji and its sequel The Binna Binna Man reproduced with permission of Allen & Unwin; images from the YouTube videos Barbekueria in teaching and learning activity 1 and Talking Country – Kija Story in teaching and learning activity 4 are hyperlinked to respective sites; the Identity map questionaires in teaching and learning activity 4 were sourced and adapted from ‘Ways of Being’ section of the ‘Your Identity Map’ questionnaire from the 8-Ways Wiki space CC BY-NC-SA-3.0. Junior Secondary Refugees and migration; Photo Girl in school in Afghanistan is by People in Need, CC BY-SA-3.0; in Activity 1, the newspaper clipping of Judy Cassab with her baby son in Budapest in 1945 is a Public domain image, via Wikimedia Commons; in Activity 3 public domain photos of refugees being rescued from sea are by PH2 Phil Eggman, via Wikimedia Commons. Junior Secondary Sustainability; in Activity 2 the cartoon is from The Story of Bottled Water film by the Story of Stuff Project and hyperlinked to the web page for that film; the Icelandic Glacial water bottle added is public domain via Wikimedia Commons. The photo 2004 tsunami in Thailand in Ao Nang, Thailand by David Rydevi is a public domain image, via Wikimedia Commons. In Activity 4 the story ‘Makato and the Cowrie Shell’ was originally published in the book Folk Tales From Asia for Children Everywhere: Book One, © The Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) and has been re-published for Global Words with permission. The ACCU is a non-profit organisation based in Japan that undertakes Asia and the Pacific regional activities in line with the principles of UNESCO, working for the promotion of mutual understanding and cultural cooperation among peoples in the region. ACCU produces many publications in English with experts in the region.

Credits — Global Words project team: original materials 2012

Project partners: Rod Yule, Manager Global Education, Advocacy and Public Policy, World Vision Australia and  Stephen Wilson, General Manager PETAA

Project director, digital production and editorial: Linden Hyatt

Principal writer: Mary Gray

Writers of units of work

Lauren AtkinsStories to unite us — Junior Primary, Years 3 and 4 (Indigenous peoples)
Lorraine BeveridgeTaking care of Earth together — Junior Primary, Years 3 and 4 (Sustainability)
Helen CassidyGlobal footprints — Upper Primary, Year 6 (Sustainability)
People, place, language and song — Upper Primary, Year 5 (Indigenous peoples)
Margo DalyThe journey — seeking refuge — Junior Secondary, Year 8 (Refugees and migration)
Ways of being — Junior Secondary, Year 8 (Indigenous peoples)
Helping hands — Junior Secondary, Year 7 (Neighbours, Asia/Pacific)
Changing minds, changing behaviour — Junior Secondary, Year 7 (Sustainability)
Mary GrayWords to unite us — Junior Primary, Year 3 (Refugees and migration)
Neighbours — Junior primary, Year 3 (Neighbours, Asia/Pacific)
Global people — Upper Primary, Year 6 (Refugees and migration)
Neighbours PNG — Upper Primary, Year 5 (Neighbours, Asia/ Pacific)

Content and pedagogy, planning and review: Sally Humphrey, Penny Hutton, Marcelle Holliday, Lorraine McDonald, Alyson Simpson, Rod Yule

Australian Curriculum review: Nigel Pearn

NSW syllabus links advice: Marcelle Holliday

Web development, web and print and design: Paul Lavings (creative director) and Henry Hugman, Studio Blue

Editorial support: Fiona Sim

2014 new units for Neighbours, Asia/Pacific: Writing and review, Rod Yule and Ruth French