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Cooee: a call to war: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses footage and photographs of the First World War to help students understand the causes of the War, the experiences of those who fought, the reactions of those on the home front and the Anzac legacy that continues today. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Consumer culture: Are we being bought?

This is a unit of inquiry made up of 12 learning sequences for year 7 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. Students focus on using critical literacy skills to explore consumer ...

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MoneySmart: Could I live smaller?

This is a year 9 English unit of work about living more sustainably in today's consumer society. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit consists of eight student activities supported by teacher notes. Activities include constructing a mind map about consumerism; completing a learning log and a spending diary; investigating ...

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Primary English: models and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'modelling texts' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers are provided with guidance about ...

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Primary English: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers expose students to a wide range ...

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World War Two propaganda posters - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides links to the Second World War propaganda posters that a year 10 history teacher used to support the study of the novel, 'McKenzie's Boots'.

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Twentieth-century representations of women - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how the teaching of visual literacy took place within a unit exploring the representation of women in magazines across the twentieth century. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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The me generation - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how a focus on advertising, using examples from the present and the past, can deepen student understanding of identity, the influence of the media, body image and new technologies. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Hitting the refresh button: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea shows how students can develop an appreciation of the ways characters, stories or issues from a novel can be reshaped or refreshed in a film - in this case, Harper Lee’s 'To kill a mockingbird'. Students use TLF resources to consider ways in which imaginative texts can explore universal themes and social ...

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Advertising - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea looks at advertising from both a business and enterprise and creative writing perspective to help students understand how the interaction between language and images can be used to attract, inform and entice an audience. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Transforming Shakespeare: 'Romeo and Juliet' - unit of work

In this unit, students closely analyse key scenes from the play 'Romeo and Juliet' and consider the characters, themes, issues and the power of the language. Students revisit their prior knowledge of Shakespeare, analyse his use of language and dramatic techniques, perform key speeches or scenes, and transform a scene to ...

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Political rhetoric and propaganda - unit of work

This unit focuses on political propaganda and rhetoric used in Australia, particularly during the Second World War. It uses speeches, photos, posters and films to provide students with the opportunity to analyse the ways in which messages can be conveyed in wartime and encourages them to be more critical of the information ...

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Let's play the blame game - unit of work

In this unit students will be introduced to Shakespeare, his life, some of his works and his language. Particular focus will be given to 'Romeo and Juliet'. The unit culminates with a classroom court scene, with students deciding who is to blame for Juliet’s death.

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Poets paint words - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore the concept of ekphrasis - a text-based response to a visual work of art - by reading and writing poems about particular Australian artworks.

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The me generation - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore what it means to be part of the 'me generation' through looking at identity, what defines the 'me generation', the influence of the media, advertising, new technology and social and political issues that are considered personally relevant. Students compare these influences and issues ...

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Taking a stand - unit of work

In this unit of work students identify, explore and use the persuasive techniques employed by authors to influence readers and viewers. These include persuasive language, point of view, bias and propaganda techniques.

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Gender representation in the media - unit of work

In this unit of work, students examine and analyse how gender has been constructed in advertising and across a range of media over time, and the consequent stereotyping of both male and female identities. Students deconstruct the way the media and advertising appeal to and target young people as a lucrative market, and ...

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Using 'Shake speak' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea recounts and illustrates the experiences of teaching the R11557 'Shake speak - unit of work' to a year 10 class. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Thursday Island State High School studied the language, themes and characters in 'Romeo and Juliet' and incorporated their own cultural experiences ...

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What storm is this? - unit of work

This unit uses a scaffolded approach to bring students to independently retell an aspect of the story of 'Romeo and Juliet' using their own languages and cultural stories, both traditional and popular. The unit is designed to draw on students' interest, knowledge and skills to maximise their engagement with the text. Drama ...

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The Scottish play - unit of work

In this unit of work, students are introduced to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', and explore the play’s historical context, plot and themes through drama-based activities. Assessment tasks throughout the unit include journal responses, character diary entries, self-devised scripts and art and design challenges. At the end of the ...