WithOnePlanet is a new integrated inquiry-based teaching and learning system with curriculum resources focused on climate change education.


Plants, people and place

Resources for Years F to 10 are being developed under the guidance of the xpand Foundation and funded by the Australia Department of Education (formerly the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations). The resources are being developed to align with the Australian curriculum and are coordinated for whole-school integration across multiple subject areas and will be freely available to Australia schools.

WithOnePlanet will provide opportunities for teachers to engage students in single or trans-disciplinary areas of study and ‘plants the seeds’ of learning to enable students to develop a practical understanding of plants, people and place – their environment and the carbon cycle, their culture and the Australian/Timor Leste relationship, their energy consumption/carbon footprint and their rights and responsibilities as active citizens of the Asia Pacific region.

WithOnePlanet curriculum resources focus on three modules:

  • Module 1: Natural science – Carbon (Plants in relation to people and place)
  • Module 2: Cultural Environment (Place in relation to plants and place)
  • Module 3: Active Citizenship (People in relation to plants and people)

The three modules are designed to intersect to provide the building blocks for students to understand how their actions can promote a sustainable future. The modules also provide opportunities for Australian schools to connect with schools communities in Timor Leste through technology and through exchange programs. This enables schools to establish collaborative and supportive educational and awareness-raising programs with communities in Timor Leste who are participating in WithOneSeed’s community forestry initiatives.