Resources and modules for Australian secondary students

We are proud to present the following modules to support the teaching of the social science disciplines, with engaging, professionally produced resources for you to mix and match in class featuring experts including Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Each themed module contains:

  • A professionally produced podcast episode (20-25 mins)
  • An engaging video (2-4 mins)
  • A provocation worksheet for students to use—this can be used with either resource.

The podcast and video content feature Australia’s top social scientists: educators and economists, lawyers and linguists, psychologists and philosophers, historians, geographers and more, making the resources thought-provoking and evidence-based.

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Uluru Statement from the Heart

Excellent for Civics and Citizenship

Listen: Symbolism & sentiment: Prof Megan Davis on the representation of First Nations people in Australia.

by Professor Megan Davis | Seriously Social podcast

RESOURCES in partnership with MoAD

In partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia developed the following modules.



Excellent for Mathematics, Civics and Citizenship, Science

Listen: Forecasting the future - The science of prediction

by Professor Rob Hyndman | Seriously Social podcast


Fantastic for English, Media Literacy, Civics and Citizenship, General Capabilities

Listen: Trust me, I'm an expert (who can we trust?)

by Dr Cathy Foley + Dr Ken Henry | Seriously Social podcast


For use in any key learning area, general capabilities

Listen: The making (and breaking) of memory

by Professor Amanda Barnier | Seriously Social podcast


Perfect for Civics and Citizenship, History

Listen: The strange persistence of monarchies

by Professor Dennis Altman | Seriously Social podcast


Perfect for Civics and Citizenship, History

Listen: I'm not racist, but...

by Professor Fethi Mansouri | Seriously Social podcast

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