Schools encouraged to use Harmony Day website resources

Schools encouraged to use Harmony Day website resources

Government includes special category for themed learning

Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, is prompting schools to introduce the Government’s Harmony Day website into lessons to teach students about diversity, harmony, and belonging, ahead of March 21.

The government has made available a dedicated For Schools section the website where teachers and students can access a series of resources aimed at promoting multiculturalism.

“These resources encourage students to think about their own heritage and the important concepts of diversity, harmony, and belonging,” Lundy said.

The ‘Students’ section of the web site features a Harmony Day e-card designer, a series of ‘Young Australians Talk’ videos, educational resources based on Australia and other cultural groups, and a few interactive quizzes.

For teachers, the website intends to assist with ideas and preparing lessons that follow the Harmony Day theme.

“For Harmony Day 2013, more than 60 per cent of the events registered will come from schools across Australia,” Lundy said.

“I hope these educational materials will further encourage schools to learn about, and celebrate, our multicultural nation.”

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