We all know that young people today will shape our world tomorrow. Red Cross develops educational and teaching resources about Red Cross' humanitarian work to care for vulnerable people and communities facing a major disaster or personal crisis, both in Australia and internationally.

Teaching resources

Emergency Services 

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery lesson plans to help teachers educate students from pre-school to year 12 about important emergency preparedness and recovery information. Years K-12.

Celebrating Diversity

A comprehensive schools kit with lesson plans prepared for National Harmony Day. Classroom manuals, modules and activity sheets explore themes of cultural diversity in Australia, migration and Australian culture, racism and more. Years K-12.

In Search of Safety

In Search of Safety is our interactive education program designed to discuss the questions and misunderstandings about people seeking asylum and why they might come to Australia for refuge. Participants will discover the reasons why people seek asylum, understand the situations they face and hear from those who've experienced it for themselves. Sessions offer a neutral and impartial space to ask questions, encourage conversations and foster empathy. They combine facts, thought-provoking presentations and enlightening stories. Available for primary, secondary and community groups.

Tracing: restoring family links

The Tracing: restoring family links lesson plan covers one of the most fundamental International Red Cross and Red Crescent activities: tracing the wounded and missing in war, and restoring communication between divided families. Years 8-10.

Under the Red Cross emblem

Introduce students to the meaning of the Red Cross emblem - one of the most recognized and most important emblems in the world. Learn why it is unique and how it saves lives. Years 8-10.

School Breakfast programs

Red Cross delivers a Good Start Breakfast Club program in disadvantaged schools across Australia, run by volunteers in partnership with schools. 

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