- Racism / Anti-Racism
- Human Rights
- Human Rights Films
- Intercultural Understanding
- Asian Perspectives
- Teaching & Learning Resources
- Social Education
- Sites by Topics/Perspectives
- Classroom Activities
The Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) promotes cultural, linguistic and religious harmony in schools. It has a wide range of resources available for loan to support schools in the above areas. The following is a small selection of the titles held in the LMERC collection.
For further advice or information, LMERC can be contacted on Ph: 03 9349 2400, Fax: 03 9349 1295.
Armitage, Ronda et. al. (2003) 21st century debates series: Genetics, Surveillance, Media, Artificial Intelligence, Climate change, Rainforests, Waste, Recycling and Reuse, Endangered species, Air pollution, An overcrowded world?, Food, Supply, Water supply, World health, Global debt, Terrorism, The drugs trade, New religious movements, Racism, Tourism, Globalisation, Transportation, White-Thomson, Lewes, UK.
Healey et. al. Issues in society series: (27 issues available at LMERC)
Bullying and harassment, Bullying and peer pressure, The population debate
Australia’s immigration debate, Our ageing nation, World poverty
Multiculturalism in Australia, Multiculturalism, The racism debate
Racism in Australia, Australian identity and values, How are we governed?
Human rights, Human rights and civil rights, Children’s rights,
The rights of the child, Refugees and illegal immigrants, Globalisation
Wealth and inequality, Native title, Drugs in sport, Natural disasters
Drought in Australia, Australia’s national identity, Spinney Press, Thirroul, NSW.
Senker, Cath & Wolf, Alex et al. (2001) Why… series: Why are people racist?, Why do people fight wars?, Why do people gamble?, Why do people join gangs? Why do people harm animals?, Why do people live on the streets?, Why are people vegetarian?, Why do people smoke?, Why do people gamble?, Why do people take drugs,? White-Thomson,Lewes, UK.
Woodward, Kay et al (2004) 21st Century Citizen: perspectives on today’s issues series: Aids, Animal rights, Genetic engineering, Immigrants and refugees, Terrorism, World hunger, Franklin Watts, Sydney.
Brodie-Hall S, Mottram O (2005) Recipes for success in literacy: Values & days of recognition. Curriculum Corporation.
Brunskill, Karen (2006) Promoting children’s resilience and wellbeing: developing consideration, respect and tolerance, Paul Chapman Publishing, London.
Brunskill, Karen (2006) Promoting children’s resilience and wellbeing: Enhancing courage, respect and assertiveness, Paul Chapman Publishing, London.
Clutterbuck, Peter M (2007) Values: A program for primary students (Book 1, 2 & poster pack). Blake Education, Clayton South.
Clutterbuck, Peter (2001) Bright ideas for managing the positive classroom, Blake Education, Melbourne.
DiBella, Maria & Hamston, Julie (1989) Undercover: exploring values education using children’s literature, Collins Dove, Burwood, Victoria.
Drew Naomi, (1987) Learning the skills of peacemaking: an activity guide for elementary-age children on communicating, cooperating, resolving conflict. Jalmar Press, California.
Koutsoukis, David (2006) Values education toolkit: a manual of good ideas and strategies for teaching values education in schools. (Ages 4-6 & 6-8) . R.I.C Publications, Greenwood WA.
Laidlaw, Julienne (2007) V-kids: a values education series for middle-upper primary, Rigby, Port Melbourne.
Mitchell, Julie (2004) Teaching about worldviews and values. The Council for Christian Education in Schools, Melbourne.
Pirozzo, Ralph (2006) 50 Cooperative learning activities, Hawker Brownlow Education, Heatherton, Vic.
Rowan, Leonie et al (2007) Teaching values, Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown.
Schiller, Pam & Bryant, Tamera (1998) The Values book: teaching 16 basic values to young children, Gryphon House, Beltsville, MD, USA.
Healey, Kaye ed. (1999) Issues in society: The Racism debate, vol. 104, Spinney Press, Thirroul, NSW.
Healey, Justin (2003) Issues in society: Racism in Australia, vol.180, Spinney Press, Thirroul, NSW.
Kalantzis, Mary et al. (1997) Multicultural and anti-racism education: elements of an inclusive approach, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, Haymarket, NSW.
Kalantzis, Mary et al. (1997) Multicultural and anti-racism education: elements of an inclusive approach, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, Haymarket, NSW
Murdoch, Kath & Hamston, Julie (1999) Knowing me, Knowing you: Exploring identity and difference through an integrated curriculum, Dellasta, Melbourne.
Rooney, Anne (2006) Voices series: Race hate, Evans Brothers, London.
Sanders, Pete & Myers, Steve (2004) Dealing with Racism (Choices and Decisions series). Franklin Watts, London
Senker, Cath (2001) Why are people racist?, White-Thomson,Lewes, London
Video Education Australasia (1999) Living with difference: exploring racism and Australian identity, VEA, Bendigo (Video) (with Teacher’s notes).
The Racism No Way website, developed for students and teachers, has many lesson plans, webquests and ideas for teachers on the issues of cultural diversity, immigration, multicultural Australia, racism and stereotypes.
Anderson, Michael (2004) The Civil rights movement, Reed, Chicago.
Bowden, Rob. (2002) World poverty, Heinemann Library, London.
Department of Education and Training (2005) Ideas for Human Rights education, DEECD, Melbourne.
Downing, David (2004) Witness to History: Apartheid in South Africa, Harcourt, Oxford.
Fern, Anna & Llewellyn, David (2004) Humanitarians, Heinemann Library, Port Melbourne.
Grant, Jane (2005) Taking Action: human rights and refugee issues (Teaching resource), The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc, Melbourne
Hamston, Julie ( 2004) Australian Kaleidoscope, Curriculum Corporation, Melbourne.
Haughton, Emma & Clarke, Penny (2004) What do we mean by human rights: rights in the home, Franklin Watts, NSW.
Healey, Justin ed. (2005) Issues in society: Human rights, vol. 227, Spinney Press, Thirroul, NSW.
Healey, Justin ed. (2005) Issues in society: Children’s rights, vol. 198, Spinney Press, Thirroul, NSW.
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (2002) But what about Doug’s rights?, Youth Challenge Series. (Video)
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (2002) Young people and the workplace, Youth Challenge Series.(Video)
Townsend, Tony & Otero, George (1999) The Global classroom: activities to engage students in third millennium schools, Hawker Brownlow, Cheltenham, Vic.
Trioli, Rosalie (2000) Go Global: Global perspectives in the secondary classroom, Curriculum Corporation, Carlton.
Voices of Australia: 30 years of the Racial Discrimination Act: 1975-2005 : a collection of real-life stories about Australians living together, Audio CD and book.
Can also be viewed at <www.humanrights.gov.au/voices>
See also titles in Campaign for change series below
Human rights and equal opportunity commission http://www.hreoc.gov.au/
Human rights kits appropriate to Early, Middle and … years will be available after April 2008.
Braxton, Barbara & Nicholls, Sharee (2006) Activities to switch on thinking skills: civic issues, (ages 10+) Macmillan Education Australia, South Yarra.
Brown, David (2005) Cross Currents: discovering civics and citizenship in our region, (middle and upper secondary) Curriculum Corporation, Asia Education Foundation, Department of Education, Science and Training, Melbourne.
Connolly, Sean (2005) Campaigns for change series:
- The right to vote
Racial and ethnic equality
The right to vote
Rights at work
Safeguarding the environment
Steinberg, Rebecca (2004) What does it mean to be… series: A citizen of Australia (for primary & secondary students), Binara Publishing, Carlton.
Australian Multicultural Foundation (2006) Harmony and Understanding Series(1 big book, teachers guide and 5 small books in each series)
Fantastic Foods: The big red weekend, Working together, Making tabouli, Tasty treats, Sunday lunch
Festival Fun: St Patrick’s day, Happy Lunar New Year!, Our Shabbat, Festival fun, Easter fun with Yiayia
Friendly Families: Nonno and Nonna, Our multicultural family, My extended family, Pinata, Living in a foreign land
Smart Schools: New country, new school, Our Saturday school, Student exchange, Games we play, Hello and Bonjour!
World Religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity
Achieving harmony through religious understanding: a resource manual for teachers (2000) Australian Multicultural Foundation, Melbourne.
Developed under the Commonwealth Government’s Living in Harmony initiative.
City of Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network (2000) Many faiths, one people. The Network, Dandenong.
Available in pdf form at: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/Documents.asp?ID=1286&Title=Interfaith+Network
Costain, Meredith (2005) The Really big beliefs project. Curriculum Corporation, Carlton, Vic.
The Middle East in focus: combating prejudice in schools. (1992) DSE, Melbourne.
This resource, developed a as response to the 1991 Middle East crisis, is in the process of being updated and re-released on the Multicultural Education website. It has useful keynotes on major faiths.
World Religions pack. (2006) Blake Education, Melbourne.
This pack, part of the Harmony and Understanding series, contains a big book, 5 small books and a teaching guide. Other packs in the series focus on festivals, families, cultural connections and schools.
The facts about… series(2004) Hodder Wayland, London.
Titles in this series: Buddhism; Christianity; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; Sikhism.
Festivals (2003) Heinemann Library, London.
Titles in the series: My Divali; My Hanukkah; My Christmas; My Id-ul-Fitr; My Rosh Hashanah.
Very simple text, suitable for P-2.
Great religious leaders(2002) Hodder Wayland, London.
Titles in this series: The Buddha and Buddhism; Guru Nanak and Sikhism; Jesus and Christianity; Krishna and Hinduism; Moses and Judaism; Muhammad and Islam.
Holy Places series(2002) Heinemann Library, London.
Titles in this series: Bodh Gaya; Makkah (also in big book); The Ganges; The Golden Temple; The Vatican; The Western Wall.
Introducing Islam(2004) Mason-Crest Publishers, Broomall PA.
Titles in this series: The American encounter with Islam; Heroes and holy places; Islam:the basics; Islam, Christianity and Judaism; Islamic fundamentalism; Muslims and the West; What Muslims think and how they live; Who are the Muslims?
Pelusey, Michael & Jane (2003) Australian people and their beliefs series, Macmillan Library, South Melbourne.
Titles in this series: Buddhism; Catholicism; Greek Orthodox; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism.
Rainbows big book series(1999) Evans, London.
Titles in this series: My Buddhist faith; My Christian faith; My Hindu faith; My Jewish faith; My Muslim faith; My Sikh faith.
Senker, Cath (2003) A Year of religious festivalsHodder, London.
Titles in this series: My Buddhist year; My Christian year; My Hindu year; My Jewish year; My Muslim year.
Special ceremonies series(2005) Hodder Wayland, London.
Titles in this series: Births; Growing up; Feasts and fasting; Weddings; Life’s end.
Start-up religion series(2005) Evans, London.
Titles in this series: Visiting a Mandir; Visiting a Gurdwara; Visiting a Mosque; Visiting a Synagogue.
Where we worship series(2005) Watts, London.
Titles in this series: Buddhist Temple; Christian church; Hindu Mandir; Jewish Synagogue; Muslim Mosque; Sikh Gurdwara.
My community series(2007) Titles include: My Muslim community, My Sikh community, My Kurdish community, My African Caribbean community, My Jewish community, My Hindu community.
Lustig, Myron W & Koester, J (2006) Intercultural Competence: interpersonal communication across cultures (5th ed.) Pearson Education, Boston, Sydney.
Leigh, James & Loo, Eric (2004) Outer Limits: a reader in communication across cultures, Language Australia, CAE, Melbourne.
Barwick, John & Jennifer (2007) Who did what when?: multicultural Australia, Reed, Australia.
Teichmann, Iris et al (2005) Understanding Immigration series: A multicultural world, One country to another, Life as an immigrant, Immigration and the law, Franklin Watts, London.
Curriculum Corporation (1996) Access Asia: Primary and Secondary teaching and learning units.
Gilligan, Beth (1998) Voices and Values: citizenship in Asia, Curriculum Corporation & Asia Education Foundation, Melbourne.
Saldais, Maggie (2005) SOSE Alive topic books: Introducing Asia (middle years), John Wiley, Milton, Queensland.
Kinghorn Harriet et al (2001) Asia: reading, writing, research (100 reproducible activities)(middle years), Hawker Brownlow, Cheltenham, Vic.
Ledger, Richard & Ledger Sue (1998) Access Asia series: Snapshots of Asia (Teachers guide and 6 big books- Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan & Vietnam) Curriculum Corporation, Carlton.
Minkoff, Dorothy & Sijmons, Alida (1992) Understanding Asia, Science Press, Marrickville.
Parkinson, Sarah Jane & Campisano, Diane (1999) Asian Cultures 2: an introduction for the primary school, Macmillan Education, South Yarra.
Poultney, Trevor (2003) Environments: Asia Pacific (for middle years) Asia Education Foundation, Melbourne
Access Asia http://curriculum.edu.au/accessasia
The Asia Education Foundation website has details of their own publications electronic, print and online. These resources are used primary and secondary schools across Australia and include national guidelines for supporting teaching and learning about Asia, as well as cross-curriculum and country and learning area specific materials.
Government of Japan,(2008) Public information about the Japanese Government: Highlighting JAPAN (online magazine), http://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/index.html