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The Same Game

The Same Game, a big book for “reading to” students, is a set of resources, big book, audio, and teacher notes, intended to help foster the curriculum principles of diversity and inclusion.

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The Same Game is intended to support students to recognise and appreciate their similarities and differences. Set in the familiar world of school, it will stimulate connections to students’ own experiences and may even motivate them to take action to create a culture of belonging in their community.

Teaching and learning activities go deeper into the perspectives of the characters and the themes of diversity, inclusion, and empathy. 


Download the story (PDF):

The Same Game.pdf  4 MB


Listen to the audio (mp3): 


Download the teacher notes (PDF):


Copies of this resource can be ordered by schools from Down the Back of the Chair. Order this text