Events like the Melbourne Cup provide a great opportunity to launch discussions in Australian classrooms.
One focus you could take is careers. Here are some suggestions for classroom resources already available at Australia's best career information service for school students: myfuture.edu.au
What does it take to be a jockey?
There’s a great short video made as part of the myfuture video comp last year:
How do you get to be a jockey?
Love to work with horses? Why not become a stablehand?
Where would the Melbourne Cup be without an event manager?
Where would the Melbourne Cup be without trend-setting fashion? Be a fashion designer.
Where would sporting events be without gardeners?