Primary schools

These resources will help you to embed social justice across the curriculum and to inspire your students to “be more”, for the sake of the poorest in our world. Please let us know how you use them. To ask our education team about immersion experiences, professional development and student workshops in your state, email

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Featured resources

The featured resources below can help you embed social justice in the classroom this term.

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Use the filters in the Resource module below to find other useful teaching resources.
(Note: in the Curriculum Area filter, GC= “General Capability” and CCP= “Cross-Curricular Priority”)


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Primary School Curriculum Maps

Have you got an interest in global education but are unsure where it fits into the Australian Curriculum?

Check out our updated Primary School Curriculum Maps (Foundation to Year 6)

There is a map for each primary school year level that provides an overview of where there exists crossover between a global issue or topic and a Key Learning Area including English, Maths, Humanities and Social Sciences, Art, Design and Technology and Science. When you download the files, you will have a general overview of where crossovers appear and you will be able to check, copy and paste specific curriculum content descriptions.

This is an exciting resource for teachers to broaden their understanding of where real-life examples of Catholic Social Teaching in action, through the aid and development work of Caritas Australia, can be integrated into the curriculum across learning areas. Each of the curriculum areas and the topics take you to filtered search results on our Caritas Australia Primary School Page. We are continually adding and updating resources too!

We hope these maps will be an important tool for teachers to enhance their teaching and learning across all areas and promote not only the work of Caritas but also raise awareness of important global issues such as poverty, climate justice, food security and fair trade.

Each dot indicates a curriculum link crossover. The curriculum link and codes are included in the Year Level Content Descriptions document. The topics are also linked to available Caritas classroom resources.


  • Click on your Year Level to download both the Curriculum Map and Content Descriptions document in a zip file.
  • Curriculum Maps:

  • Each dot indicates a curriculum link crossover.
  • The subjects across the top link through to Caritas Australia’s resources for the key learning area
  • The topics on the left link to Caritas Australia resources on the topic.
  • Note: Scroll down the webpage to see the search results.
  • Content Descriptions document:

  • To copy and paste the content descriptions into your planning documents, right click on the required cell, click edit comment then copy and paste into your document.

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 All Curriculum Maps

*Please download the curriculum map to view the full tool tip text.

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Oscar Romero
Aspire not to have more, but to be more.These words of Oscar Romero inspire Caritas Australia’s education team. Archbishop Romero was a Caritas partner in El Salvador who lived Catholic Social Teaching without compromise and paid the ultimate price.