Text Close the Gap

TLF ID M019675

This is a wide-ranging set of resources to encourage and assist schools to focus on overcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by supporting National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD) in 2015 and subsequent years . The resources feature a 'how-to' guide for students that provides useful background on NCTGD for students as well as ideas for in-school activities and event planning tools. Other resources include the 30 for 2030 Challenge; an Oxfam 3 things action guide; videos and blogs of schools participating in NCTGD events; teaching resources developed by NCTGD supporters; and suggestions about where NCTGD activities fit in the Australian Curriculum.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an excellent set of resources for teachers of Geography and Health and Physical Education in years 7 to 12. In the Geography curriculum the resources are of considerable use for the year 10 'Geographies of human wellbeing' unit of work, particularly for the content descriptions in the Geographical knowledge and understanding strand that refer to the reasons for and consequences of spatial variations in human wellbeing in Australia at the local scale and the role of non-government organisations; (such as Oxfam) initiatives in improving human wellbeing in Australia.
  • In Health and Physical Education the NCTGD resources are valuable for the Contributing to healthy and active communities aspect of the Personal, social and community health strand. In years 7 and 8 these content descriptions focus on planning and using health practices, behaviours and resources to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities. In years 9 and 10 the relevant content descriptions emphasise planning, implementing and critiquing strategies to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities; planning and evaluating new and creative interventions that promote their own and others' connection to community; and critiquing behaviours and contextual factors that influence the health and wellbeing of their communities. The Hands On Health resource included in the set is specifically designed for years 11 and 12 health students.
  • This is a significant set of resources for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority. They contribute to students' understanding of three of the priority's organising ideas, i.e. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place throughout all of Australia; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' ways of life are uniquely expressed through ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' experiences can be viewed through historical, social and political lenses.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Health and physical education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Oxfam Australia
  • Organization: Oxfam Australia
  • URL: https://www.oxfam.org.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Oxfam Australia
  • Organization: Oxfam Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: https://www.oxfam.org.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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