Difference Differently Secondary Modules
While Difference Differently uses a modular approach, each module has several stand-alone activities
providing you with flexible options for using the resource.
The online activities include wikis and forums, quizzes, videos and interactive learning games.
They are supported with ideas for teacher led introductory and concluding activities.
Media literacy, including stereotypes and representations in texts, is a focus of the secondary English modules.
Students explore the news media, television, films and advertising, focusing on the portrayal of
differing cultural, racial and religious groups.
One activity, in the Year 9/10 Media Madness module, focuses on how Muslims are portrayed in the media
and involves students in changing emotive language in a media article.
Students also watch the following video, where two Muslims reflect on the Australian media.
Watch Muslims in the Media
The secondary history modules are closely aligned to the Australian Curriculum and incorporate rich source material
for students to analyse and contextualise.
In Beliefs, Then and Now, Year 7/8 students focus on beliefs in historical contexts,
exploring ancient societies and the development of world religions.
The Year 9/10 module Who can be Australian? begins by exploring the White Australia Policy
and includes students taking the following dictation test to see if they would have been admitted:
Listen to The Dictation Test
The secondary geography modules explore human mobility, settlement and locational disadvantage, within local and global contexts.
The Year 7/8 module Mapping Diversity includes students exploring the reasons for migration
by focusing on the personal stories told in the following video.
Watch Reasons for Migration
Civics and Citizenship
The Civics and Citizenship modules focus students on their personal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors in a diverse world.
While Year 7/8 students explore discrimination, Year 9/10 students focusing on
identity, loyalty and allegiance in the module Defining Identities.
In one activity students explore the significance of Australia Day and watch
the following video before contributing to an online class forum.
Watch Australia Day