Schools

Resources and modules for Australian secondary students

In partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy, we are proud to offer modules and resources to support Australian secondary schools to teach the social sciences.

Launched in 2022, we have developed modules with engaging, professionally produced resources for you to mix and match in class featuring 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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The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a document signed by over 250 First Nations leaders, that asks Australians “to walk together to build a better future” by establishing a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution, and other critical structural reforms. In our compelling 3-minute video, Professor Megan Davis, who was chosen to deliver the statement to the Australian people, re-reads the statement for Seriously Social.

We’d love you to share it with your students.

RESOURCES

Forecasting

Excellent for Mathematics, Civics and Citizenship, Science

Listen: Forecasting the future - The science of prediction

by Professor Rob Hyndman | Seriously Social podcast

Experts

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

Memory

For use in any key learning area, general capabilities

Listen: The making (and breaking) of memory

by Professor Amanda Barnier | Seriously Social podcast

Monarchies

Perfect for Civics and Citizenship, History

Listen: The strange persistence of monarchies

by Professor Dennis Altman | Seriously Social podcast

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Perfect for Civics and Citizenship, History

Listen: Symbolism and sentiment - Uluru Statement from the Heart

by Professor Megan Davis | Seriously Social podcast

Racism

Perfect for Civics and Citizenship, History

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

by Professor Fethi Mansouri | Seriously Social podcast

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