Tackling racism in Australia is a unit of work that encourages students to think about diversity, particularly in relation to people, groups and their cultures, to affirm and celebrate difference and to use their understanding of diversity to act with respect, empathy and trust.
In this unit, students explore the impact of discrimination and harassment on individuals, their family and friends and the wider community. Students learn to identify racial discrimination, racial harassment and racial vilification as unlawful acts, which undermine safe, respectful environments for all.
Building on learning activities in the unit, students develop strategies and actions for celebrating diversity and taking action against racism.
Year: Years 9 and 10 (14-16 years)
Subject: Health and Physical Education
Australian Curriculum general capabilities: Intercultural understanding, Ethical understanding, Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture