The overview explains how the activities in the resource bring together selected stories, poems, illustrations, audio recordings and videos that focus on the overarching theme of the education resource: intercultural understanding.
The themed activities resource encourages students to consider their responses to the texts in the A River of Stories anthologies.
The activities develop students’ abilities to inquire into their own and other’s viewpoints, values and perspectives in order to study social and environmental issues.
Graphic organisers are provided for some of the activities.
The literacy activities include explicit instruction for teaching and learning comprehension strategies using texts in the A River of Stories anthologies.
Graphic organisers for each strategy support students to think, talk and write in response to the texts.
The audio recordings of selected texts from the four A River of Stories anthologies support readers to access the voices and ideas in the texts.
These audio recordings also support the themed activities and the literacy activities in the education resource.