Civics and Citizenship
Music can heal and transform on a personal and community level. But can it build a bridge between middle Australia and some of the world's most vulnerable people? Through the eyes and hearts of two Iranian musicians, Scattered People is a story about the healing power of music, bringing together people, cultures and countries while exploring Australians' attitudes towards people seeking asylum. Scattered People is about the power of music to create change and restore hope. Show Less
Throughout history, young people have played a key role in bringing about change by voicing their concerns. Greta Thunberg was 15 years old when she started protesting outside the Swedish parliament in 2018. Sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen from Indonesia were 12 and 10 years old when they asked the Bali government to ban single-use plastic bags from the island (spoiler alert: they succeeded). Show Less
There are lots of ways you can encourage others to get on board with protecting the planet. The easiest is to simply start talking to your friends and family about the subject. Even better, why not talk about the solutions that already exist?
This is a timeline of the life of Rosa Parks, a woman who made history with a single act of courage, when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955, a time when the U.S. was racially segregated. Her bravery inspired tens of thousands of African Americans to protest by refusing to take the city’s buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Show Less
Martin Luther King Jr., an influential activist and Christian minister, led the Civil Rights Movement to fight for the rights of African Americans through the 1950s and 60s. He believed in non-violent protest and his work helped to tear down racial segregation and inspire generations of activists seeking Civil Rights and a more equal society. Show Less