Harmony Day 2023 - 'Diversity and Me' Animated GIFs

Harmony Day 2023 in Australia marks an annual observance in Australia that is celebrated on March 21st. It is a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for all people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or beliefs. The aim of Harmony Day is to encourage Australians to embrace their differences, foster mutual understanding and respect, and promote a sense of belonging for everyone in the community.

For younger learners engaging in understanding and celebrating diversity it can be a difficult task. Using the iPad can engage younger students in the deeper understanding that we are all different and this an be celebrated.

Using Keynote, students can understand about their own diversity by making an animated GIF of different colours that represent them. The below template can be used to guide students through this lesson, or simply used as an example.


Learning Objective:

Through the process of creating a personal animated GIF using Keynote on an iPad, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the significance of cultural diversity and respect for others, as well as the importance of promoting inclusivity and harmony within their community.

To get started:

Step 1: Take a photo of yourself / use a Memoji

Step 2: Trace over the image with an Apple Pencil or your finger

Step 3: Delete the background image

Step 4: Fill colour the image with colours that represent you ( tip - use the fill tool to do this quickly )

Step 5: Duplicate and repeat Steps 4 and 5 as many times as you like.

Step 6: Export as animated GIF (remember to select the side range 😉)

Step 7: Share with your classmates, discussing respect and diversity of others GIFs.


Here is my example:


The resource template can be found below 👇

For any support visit 'Create an animated GIF in Keynote on iPad' on Apple Support or reach out!



2 replies

March 15, 2023

I love the idea of Harmony Day - and you have made a super lesson around it! Thanks so much for the details and template!

March 15, 2023

Thanks Cheryl - glad you like it! 😊

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