Activities using the Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun Herald are rich teaching and learning resources. These activities familiarise students with the varied content and sections of the newspapers and can be used with any copy of the Herald.
MyCareer in the Herald will further develop students' knowledge, skills and attitudes about the realities of employment and assist them to make informed decisions about appropriate career options in the future.
Civics & Citizenship
Regular reading of the Herald will support the development of students' knowledge of Australia's democratic system of government, law and civic life thereby promoting active and informed citizenship.
The Herald provides students with 'real' case studies that help them to understand the relationships between consumers, businesses and governments in the economy.
Creative & Visual Arts
The Herald's coverage of the Arts provides students with an insight into social and cultural values in Australia and in other regions and cultures and to explore how people are involved in making, performing and appreciating creative expression.
The Herald is a living text providing access to a rich dialogue of social, gender and cultural perspectives through a variety of literary and factual texts.
Each year Herald Education produces an interesting range of educational supplements on topics relevant to the school curriculum.The supplements, and accompanying online activities target student stages 3 to 5 and address syllabus outcomes.
Environment & Sustainability
Use the Herald to keep up to date with the latest social, cultural, political, economic beliefs and actions that impact the functioning of the Earth's biosphere and the capacity for individuals and groups to live sustainable.
Activities using the Herald will broaden and deepen geographical skills, knowledge and understanding of contemporary global and Australian geography.
Regular reading of the Herald helps students to develop interest in, and enjoyment of, exploring modern times including the twentieth century.
Bring the world into your classroom with the Herald. Students have access to up-to-date information about people, cultures, religions, societies, the environment and more.
Develop students' understanding of Aboriginal Peoples, cultures and lifestyles and their contributions to Australian society while providing insight into the factors influencing community attitudes towards Aboriginal Peoples and cultures.
Interaction with the Herald across different platforms (print, digital, ipad) enables students to locate, access, view and analyse a range of texts, graphics, sounds and images.
Read and learn about the skills, qualities and achievements of leaders in the Australian and global community.
Students develop an appreciation of mathematics and its applications in their everyday lives while reading news items and special sections of the Herald such as finance, real estate and entertainment.
Explore the forms, features and structures of various news media used by the Herald while examining the political, social, economic and cultural roles and impact of media in our society.
Australia is a multicultural nation. Use the Herald to explore the benefits and challenges of cultural diversity on social, economic and cultural life both in Australia and across the globe.
The Herald provides insight into the social, economic, environmental and political factors that are key determinants of community and individual health status.
Students will develop an understanding of themselves and the environment while exploring current scientific discoveries and issues in the Herald.
HSC Courses & Topics
Every week there is a new article to discuss from the Herald that is relevant to the HSC English area of study, 'Belonging'.
Students explore contemporary economic issues and their impact on the quality of life experienced by people throughout the world. The Herald will develop their understanding of the relationships between consumers, businesses and governments.
Economic issues dominate the media and politics. The Herald provides expert coverage of the background and implications of contemporary economic issues and appropriate policies to solve economic problems.
Reading about our legal system in the Herald will give students an understanding of the implications that legal decisions can have for Australian society and the ways in which the legal system can affect the lives of Australian citizens.
Society & Culture
The Herald promotes students' awareness of the cultural continuities and changes within societies and cultures. Students will have access to articles about the nature of power and authority, gender, technology and intercultural understanding in the community.