Civics in Pictures
Picture books are a great way to explore Civics and Citizenship ideas and concepts with students.
In order to live a safe and happy life, a young girl and her family must make the unimaginable decision to pack up their life and escape the war-torn country that they once called home.
The Journey by Francesca Sanna is a beautifully illustrated picture book that introduces children to a new perspective on migration.
Windows written by Patrick Guest with illustrations by Jonathan Bentley, shows the perspectives of five young people stuck indoors during lockdown, wondering about the world through their windows. In this activity, inspire students to reflect on the future they want to see through their window...
Who Am I?
Who Am I? written and illustrated by Philip Bunting, asks us to consider who we really are when all the outside parts of ourselves are stripped away. Continue these threads of thought through mindscapes - a unique, visual activity that prompts students to ask who they are and who they want to become.
The Wonder of Winsome
Kath Murdoch’s The Wonder of Winsome invites us to reflect on the importance of wonder to our own learning. Use this story at the beginning of a new topic, through a creative activity encouraging student discovery.
Welcome to Country
Senior elder of the Wurundjeri people, Aunty Joy Murphy welcomes us to Country with a Wurundjeri wominjeka (welcome).
Through storytelling, and illustrations by Trawlwoolway artist Lisa Kennedy, readers are invited to explore welcoming ceremonies and their significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Your Planet Needs You
Written and illustrated by Phillip Bunting
Phillip Bunting's Your Planet Needs You is a great introduction to thinking about the environment, and actions we can take to live more sustainably. Use this text as a hook into a sustainability unit, through an activity intended to spark curiosity, inquiry and self-directed learning.
Vote 4 Me
Written by Krys Saclier
Illustrated by Cathy Wilcox
Vote 4 Me explores preferential voting through a school student election.
Use this engaging text as a basis for incorporating student voice and agency into the development of a list of class rights and responsibilities.