Refugee Council of Australia

A refugee story: The Boat

SBS has adapted the title short story in Nam Le’s hugely acclaimed anthology The Boat for its first interactive graphic novel.

Seeking refuge

A compelling and moving series of short animated documentaries portraying the real-life stories of young people who have sought asylum.

Victorian Curriculum Intercultural Capability

The Victorian Curriculum Intercultural Capability is organised into two strands: Cultural Practices and Cultural Diversity.

The Balloon Game

This game uses the challenge of simultaneously juggling five balloons to encourage students to simulate the challenges refugees face when settling in a new country.

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Roads to Refuge

Roads to Refuge is designed to give students, teachers and the community access to relevant, factual and current information about refugees.

Resources for Schools

The Edmund Rice Centre has several resources for educating people about refugees, including the Refugees and People Seeking Asylum Education Activities Resource for Teachers.

Australian educational resources

Refugee stories

Refugees have been coming to Australia since the early 19th century. They are our neighbours, co-workers and friends. They contribute to our economy, social development and cultural diversity, reinforce our humanitarian...

The Refugee Challenge

The Refugee Challenge simulation allows participants to walk in a refugee's shoes, be faced with heartbreaking decisions and start to understand the refugee experience.

Racism. No Way!

The Racism. No Way! project aims to assist Australian school communities and education systems to recognise and address racism in the learning environment.

Education Pack

The Education Pack contains five lessons for secondary schools, designed to assist students to engage with the stories through the multimedia resources available.

Games

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The Balloon Game

This game uses the challenge of simultaneously juggling five balloons to encourage students to simulate the challenges refugees face when settling in a new country.

Other educational resources

Seeking refuge

A compelling and moving series of short animated documentaries portraying the real-life stories of young people who have sought asylum.

Reading Australia

Reading Australia was created with the goal of making it easier for teachers, through their passion and skills, to spread a love for Australian texts.

Schools

Our free schools resources cover a range of topics including climate change, Fairtrade, food, health, human rights, refugees, water and more.