Teacher guide Landmines

TLF ID M013705

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about the use of landmines and their impact on people's lives. It includes sections on landmines and their dangers; the landmine problem in Cambodia; approaches to addressing the problems caused by landmines and assisting their survivors; and the work of the international community and Australia in addressing the landmine problem. The section on international efforts describes different aspects of dealing with landmines and includes a link to information about the Mine Ban Treaty; photos of landmine victims; and a link to a video describing Australia's role in addressing the landmine problem.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the year 6 geography curriculum, exploring the diverse environmental and human characteristics of a range of places. It is relevant to the content description about the world's cultural diversity. The information about what life is like for children in different parts of the world and the situations affecting them support students to understand the inequalities and the cultural diversity between countries.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard for year 6 geography. It helps them describe the diverse human characteristics of a range of places, describe patterns, relate these to the location and character of places and identify and explain similarities and differences between places.
  • The resource is also relevant to the cross-curriculum priority Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, particularly the organising idea that Australians play a significant role in social, cultural, political and economic developments in the Asia region.
  • With its focus on educational opportunities for girls, children's rights and participation rights of young people, the resource is also relevant to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the organising idea that the sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future.
  • The resource is relevant to the Intercultural understanding general capability. It encourages developing understandings about the diversity of the world's places and about peoples affected by landmines.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: AusAID
  • Organization: AusAID
  • Description: Creator
  • URL: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Image
  • Text
  • Video
  • © 2012 Commonwealth of Australia. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Australia (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 AU) licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/au.