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Consent and Respectful Relationships: Screen texts to support learning

Our resources related to consent and respectful relationships education are regularly sought out by teachers. Many ACTF-supported series and resources can support learning in primary and secondary classrooms. 

Developed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Curriculum Connections resource for Respectful Relationships outlines the four key aspects of respectful relationships education:

  • Recognising and practising respect
  • Developing personal and social skills
  • Recognising how gender norms and stereotypes can influence choices and actions
  • Taking action to create equal and respectful communities

The following resources address one or more of these key aspects of learning, supporting complex classroom conversations by providing age-appropriate information and representations.

Foundation – Year 2

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies resource – 10 lessons aligned to sub-elements in the Personal and Social Capability learning continuum. Stream episodes on SBS On Demand or purchase through the ACTF Shop.

Little J and Big Cuz – The adventures of five-year-old Little J, his cousin Big Cuz and his grandma Nanna as they explore First Nations culture and language, and learn about life at school. Stream three complete series on SBS On Demand.

Years 3 and 4

And Then Something Changed resource – Explore themes from the short film, with learning tasks related to disability, inclusion, accessibility and media representation. Teachers can click on provided links to view the recommended short clips on YouTube, view the film on ABC iview, or download it from the ACTF Shop.

Little Lunch – This series follows a group of Year 5 students, capturing the drama that unfolds each day at recess. Stream all episodes on ABC iview or purchase through the ACTF Shop.  

Years 5 and 6

MaveriX resource – Learning sequence of 10 lessons on teamwork and leadership. Teachers can click on provided links to view the recommended short clips on YouTube, view the series on ABC iview, or download it from the ACTF Shop.

Years 7 and 8

First Day Series 2 resource – Lessons explore topics such as gender diversity, allyship, advocacy and media representation. Stream this series in ABC iview or purchase through the ACTF Shop.

Years 9 and 10

More Than This resource – Incorporating clips of this M-rated series, the five lessons include tasks on identity and belonging, gender identity and sexuality, and consent and respectful relationships. The series is available to download from the ACTF Shop.

Northern Territory teachers working in the public school system have ready access to curated and curriculum-aligned clips from many of these series and more. To use these clips in consent and respectful relationships education, login to eLearn and then navigate through Teaching and Learning and Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy to the Curriculum Resource Library. Clips are listed by year levels under the heading ‘Respectful relationships and consent education - NT curriculum support’.

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