These supporting online resources will equip teachers and students for the national discourse on the complexity of managing those who seek asylum on our shores.

Go Back To Where You Came From provides an unprecedented first-hand account of the international refugee experience. This compelling, informative and educational three-part documentary and its supporting online resources will equip teachers and students for the national discourse on the complexity of managing those who seek asylum on our shores.

The documentary follows the experiences of six Australians who for one month are confronted with the harsh realities of life as a refugee as they journey to some of the most dangerous and desperate regions of the world. From different backgrounds, with different viewpoints, six contentious perspectives will challenge, test and help form your students' attitudes.

While Go Back To Where You Came From is appropriate for cross-curricula classroom learning application, this complete resource particularly pertains to secondary school studies of:

1. Senior Geography (Years 11 and 12)
2. Geography (Years 9 and 10)
3. Studies of Society and Environment
4. Human Society and Its Environment
5. Civics and Citizenship
6. Values and Religious Education

It is applicable to all state based curricula. However, this online resource is designed to meet the learning outcomes of the forthcoming Australian Geography Curriculum 2012.

 

Resources include

1. Eight lesson starter clips extracted from the television documentary
2. Teacher notes with background information, facts and statistics
- Access African Journey teacher notes
- Access Middle Eastern Journey teacher notes
3. Student activities and classroom exercises for each clip
4. Australian Geography Curriculum 2012

The comprehensive resources on this site provide material for a 10-unit course of study. The six clips have been designed in two story lines to allow teachers to shape the classroom delivery. The Student Activity learning tasks for each clip are intended for one to two classroom lessons (ie. approximately two hours of student work).

 

Schools Pack

In recognition of International Refugee Week, SBS Television, Amnesty International and the Refugee Council of Australia have produced a downloadable Schools Pack. This pack provides invaluable information, definitions, myths, facts, activities and specific refugee case studies for teachers and students of lower and middle secondary levels.

 

Asylum Exit Australia

This interactive refugee asylum seeker simulation adds to the opportunity of enhancing student learning. Asylum Exit Australia forces students to make decisions about their own views, and the decisions they might make if they were a refugee themselves. The value in this stimulus material is its potential to inspire classroom debate.

 

For enquiries or feedback on the Go Back To Where You Came From School Resources please email schools@sbs.com.au

Access the ATOM study guide for Go Back To Where You Came From.