For Teachers

DonateLife School Resoures

Years 8 and 9

A series of school education resources is now available for teachers about organ and tissue donation for transplantation for Year 8 and Year 9 students. The resources are aligned to learning descriptions in the Australian Curriculum.

The Gift of Life and Have the Conversation resources were produced by the Organ and Tissue Authority in partnership with the Australian Curriculum Studies Association.

The "Donating for life: the science of organ and tissue donation" resource was produced by the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) through the Organ and Tissue Authority’s Community Awareness Grants Program

The Gift of Life

Curriculum context

Level: Year 8

Curriculum areas: English, Science, Health and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy, ICT capability, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding

Cross curriculum priority: Sustainability

Year 8 Learning Resource

Have the Conversation

Curriculum context: Year 9

Curriculum areas: English, Science, Health and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy, ICT capability, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding

Cross curriculum priority: Sustainability

Year 9 Learning Resource

Donating for life: the science of organ and tissue donation

Curriculum context

Level: Year 8 and Year 9

Curriculum areas: Science

General capabilities: Personal and social competence, Ethical understanding, Critical and creative thinking

Science classroom resource pack for both Year 8 and Year 9

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DISCOVER

the facts about organ and
tissue donation

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Understanding donation

DECIDE

and register on the Australian
Organ Donor Register

  • Register your decision

DISCUSS

your donation decision with family and friends

  • Who needs to know?
  • How to start the discussion