Suitable for Years 3-8, this classroom kit combine elements from Social Science and Literacy areas. Teachers and students will co-create a set of goals aimed to make racism #notpartofmyworld.
It is important to say up front that this kit acknowledges that racism exists in our country and sets a collaborative classroom goal of excluding racist practises from our everyday worlds. This kit comes in two parts - one for the adults (the teacher) and one for the students.
Our kits are always free but they do come with certain time-framed conditions. Most often you'll be asked to return an image, a sample of student work, or a professional response regarding your learning experience within a certain timeframe. We will send a prompt for this feedback a few weeks before the due date and it may be worthwhile adding the feedback date to your calendar now.
Conditions are clearly outlined at the point of registration and you'll need to use your own judgement in regards to whether the kit suits you and your students.
Key information regarding this kit
This free kit is aimed at Years 3-8 and is to be taught in Term 3 or early Term 4. It contains:
A beautiful self-reflection journal for you as a teacher to work through privately.
A set of key tasks focussed on helping students identify stereotypes and generalisations.
A series of "I wish my teacher knew" cards.
Equipment (voting stickers, goal cards etc) for co-creating a class continuum and action plan.
Stuff for making that plan a highly visual, much referred to model in your classroom.
Student activities that help students turn your class goals into positive action in their school.
A Teacher Guide that steps you through how to use the model in your classroom
Designed to be used by any Year 3-8 teacher regardless of the cultural makeup of you or your students. You'll need to be prepared to focus on assessing where you are at in terms of understanding diversity and make a commitment to advancing that understanding both as a professional and as a classroom.
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Q: What do I do with the extra journal?
A: Simply pop it into the courier bag provided and return it to us at School Kit HQ. We will have them destroyed on their return.
Q: How do I know where to start?
A: It is really important that you download the Teacher Guide, as with all our kits, as this will guide you through the process and provide you with some valuable background information. We want you to feel confident, but be aware some of it may make you feel slightly uncomfortable.
Q: Where can I share our learning?
A: We know that teachers love to see what everyone else is doing and a great place to share your School Kit learning is on our group Facebook- School Kit Squad page. Post a photo/video of your class using the kit, share a thought, or something that worked well with your class. Share images on social media using #ministryofeducation and #schoolkit.
We have also introduced a new feedback system recently and you will receive an email prompting you to give the kit a rating and respond to two questions. There is also a place to upload a photo or two. As we are working on behalf of the sponsors, we need to provide evidence that the kits produced with their funding have been used.
Q: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I just can not complete this with my class. What should I do?
A: It is important that you let us know as soon as possible, by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to work out a solution together.
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