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1788: Was life the same for everyone?

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 4 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. This unit closely examines a range of texts, including written, ...

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21st Asian Century Skills

Governments and global corporations tell us we need to prepare students for a different reality, a new era of many changes. In this learning sequence, students will analyse these claims, investigate Australians who have succeeded and draw conclusions about what schools could do to help students achieve similar successes.

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3D Printing: STEM careers

This is a unit of work about 3D printing, the occupations that use 3D printing and the future of this technology. The resource includes: An introduction with teacher notes, student tasks, embedded videos and links to additional resources. Specific topics explored include: what is 3D printing; applications of 3D printing; ...

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3D Shape Geometry

This lesson plan for teachers explores the characteristics of 3D prisms as an introduction for students to plan and create their own 3D prisms using a 3D printer. The lesson steps the class through the process by first exploring the characteristics of common 3D shapes including symmetry, before designing a 3D shape on paper ...

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4UP - four years of laptops

A series of four video episodes telling the story of a group of Year 9 students navigating their journey using the laptops in their high school education during the years of the Rudd government's Digital Education Revolution 2007 to 2011.

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55 000 years and counting: celebrating our shared history

This resource is a sequenced series of teaching/learning activities about the Aboriginal history of Australia before British colonisation and the shared Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history after colonisation. Intended for teachers, the 21-page pdf focuses mainly on South Australia, is introduced by background notes, and ...

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A bridge across a century - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how students investigated the iconic nature of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the story behind its construction and the events surrounding its dramatic opening. The story of the bridge is a central focus for an exploration of life in Australia during the 1930s. It includes a unit of work developed ...

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A century of plastics

This lesson plan and supporting student resources looks at the development of plastics over the last century. The lesson explores how plastics have been engineered into a range of everyday and specialist products. Students are guided to investigate how selection of plastics as a material in products today considers the ...

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A collaborative learning space

The teacher of the year 1 class has a highly developed understanding of how to plan and implement effective teaching and learning using ICT. At the beginning of the lesson, she uses a series of concepts maps on an interactive whiteboard to identify with her students the activities and resources that each will use to complete ...

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A collegial discussion

Here the teacher engages in a professional discussion with a colleague to reflect on the outcomes of his lesson. He refers to his planning template for teaching motor skills (from simple skill application through to difficult elements for game play). He emphasises the importance of partner and small group learning, connecting ...

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A comparison of the effectiveness of two strategy tutoring programs for children with persistent spelling difficulties

This teacher resource describes a small-scale research study into the capacity of two strategies of one-on-one tutoring (Look-Say-Cover-Write-Say-Check and Old Way/New Way - Mediational Learning) to help primary school students with persistent difficulties develop effective spelling strategies. It is presented in nine sections: ...

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A contextual approach to science

This short video clip is a teacher professional learning resource showing school leaders and teachers in a Townsville secondary school describing initiatives to consolidate science inquiry and method. They detail motivating, authentic experiences in science, as well as opportunities engagement with members of the local ...

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A creative space

A teacher at a remote school in the Kimberley describes her aims in teaching kindergarten students. In one of her classes she begins the lesson with a group activity, then subsequently supports individual and group learning activities. She is able to maintain a differentiated learning environment where learners are constructing ...

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A democracy destroyed - unit of work

This is an extended unit of work for the mid-secondary years about how the Nazis destroyed democracy in Germany and how democracy is protected in Australia. The unit contains four focus questions that are explored through sequences of learning with student activities and assessment tasks. Teacher notes, assessment criteria ...

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A flight of fantasy - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the fantasy genre by examining a series of titles by Anna and Barbara Fienberg. They dramatise the thoughts and feelings of the characters through simple drama activities and develop their narrative writing skills through a focus on descriptive and figurative language. The unit is ...

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A frog's life: sequence it!

This is a set of instructional videos that support students to create a presentation using PowerPoint 2008 on a Macintosh computer. Sample images and information are provided in the resource packet. The videos demonstrate how to add, position and adjust the size of images, as well as edit and format text. The videos also ...

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A geographical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can used to support geographical enquiry. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, where data is presented in the form of infographics, graphical representations and data tables. It also includes supporting information on each ...

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A look at constitutional convention delegates - teacher resource

This is a teaching and learning strategy about two Australian constitutional conventions; the first held in 1891 and the second in 1998. The 1891 National Australasian Convention is examined through a 'mystery photograph' of delegates. The 1998 convention to consider an Australian republic is examined through three research ...

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A mathematical focus on 'Choose your own statistics'

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real data can be interpreted and analysed. It is based on the interactive learning resource Choose your own statistics, in which data is presented as infographics, graphical representations and tables. The focus of the supporting teaching and learning activities is on analysing ...

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A matter of style

In this lesson sequence students using the Zen Garden website, reflect on criteria for effective design. They then explore the benefits of stylesheets in separating style and content and to learn to how use them.