The LMERC Collection

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

LMERC holds a collection of more than 30,000 resources in varied formats to support the following areas:


Languages other than English - 40 different languages

The Languages Collection contains a range of practical classroom and curriculum development resources relating to bilingualism, second language acquisition and language teaching methodology. Materials include guidelines, blackline masters, examples of lesson plans and big books. Many of the Languages picture story books are bilingual.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The EAL Collection contains resources for teaching students from language backgrounds other than English. These include practical resources, materials to meet the needs of EAL students across the curriculum, cultural background information, refugee and welfare issues and theoretical materials on second language acquisition and EAL methodology. The library also carries a good selection of kits (book and CD) and reading sets to assist teachers in providing a variety of materials in their classroom.

Multicultural Education

The Multicultural Education Collection contains resources to support schools in the incorporation of multicultural perspectives into all aspects of the school experience. These include resources to support the elimination of racism. There are support materials for curriculum development as well as videos, posters and a large collection of culturally inclusive picture story books. The resource centre also collects fiction to support Multicultural Education and staff can advise on relevant fiction for students.

Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

LMERC holds an extensive collection to support studies of Asia in schools. These include classroom practice resources and curriculum planning materials across a range of domains and year levels. This part of the collection includes a small selection of realia such as puppets, toys and a collection of videos and music CDs which may be used as an entry point for studies of Asia in the classroom.

Human Rights Education

LMERC holds a wide range of materials which support the teaching of Human Rights Education in the classroom across all levels of schooling. These include picture story books and fiction. The library also holds a collection of movies with Human Rights themes with accompanying teaching notes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

The LMERC collection is strong across the domains in the area of Indigenous Studies. This includes English, the Humanities, the Arts and Sport. Examples include an extensive collection of Indigenous picture story books, multiple copies of the Dreamtime stories, titles in the Indij readers series, including big books and other titles that reflect Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum.

Values Education

Many of the resources in the LMERC collection can be used to support Values Education in classroom and whole-school practice. This is a growing part of the collection as more resources are currently being published to specifically support this area.

Civics & Citizenship, Global and Peace Education

The LMERC collection supports many other areas across the curriculum including Global Education, Civics & Citizenship and Peace Education. There is a natural crossover between these areas and those previously mentioned and LMERC staff can provide advice regarding the most appropriate resource to enhance classroom and whole-school practice.