Educational resources

The following educational resources can support teaching and learning within the AuSSI framework. Further resources are also available through the state and territory AuSSI websites.

General sustainability

Climate change

  • Carbon Kids is a CSIRO educational program that helps primary and secondary school communities better understand climate change and encourages positive actions for sustainability. The website includes educational and curriculum resources.
    www.csiro.au/resources/CarbonKids.html 
  • Bureau of Meteorology students and teachers website provides subject specific experiments and activities for teachers and students, lesson plans, worksheets, interactive models, brochures, access to borrowing a weather kit and more.
    www.bom.gov.au/lam/Students_Teachers/learnact.htm 
  • Information about the enhanced greenhouse effect.

Water

Biodiversity

The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities provides a range of educational resources, including the following:

Heritage

Spirituality and values

Indigenous knowledge

  • 12 Canoes is a website offering a range of short videos which explain the Yolngu (people of North-East Arnhem Land) way of life and connection to country.
    www.12canoes.com.au 
  • Australian Screen website, operated by the National Film and Sound Archive, offers a range of documentaries about Indigenous culture, some with teacher's notes.
    http://aso.gov.au/education/indigenous/ 

Teaching and learning

Community

Sustainable purchasing