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Growing up in Australian film

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources explores depictions of growing up in Australian film. The collection is organised into six categories: developing a moral sense, experiencing discrimination, bullying, family trials, dreams, and schooling. Some pieces are more appropriate to year 5 and others to year 8. ...

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Visual literacy - reading images

This collection contains 25 digital curriculum resources for visual analysis. They cover a range of periods and themes and are arranged in six sections: iconic images, photographs, cartoons, advertisements, posters, and paintings. These items provide opportunities to explore the codes and conventions of visual semiotics ...

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Explore letters, words and text

This collection of 16 interactive learning objects supports early years learners to recognise upper- and lower-case letters, words and sentences and to create and sequence multimodal texts. The selected items in the collection are representative of others in their series, and they provide strong visual and audio support ...

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Create interesting writing

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources provides activities and ideas to develop students' writing skills. It includes focused interactive activities to improve students' writing and to help them to engage audience interest through the use of effective adjectives, adverbs, verbs, metaphors, similes and plot structures. ...

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Gender in advertising

This collection of 13 digital curriculum resources, including video clips and images, comprises Australian advertisements spanning 40 years from 1925 to 1966. In the advertisements for a range of predominantly domestic products, men and women are portrayed as taking on specific and distinctive roles that appear to be defined ...

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Data - Years 5 and 6

The 11 learning objects in this collection relate to the use, collection, display, comparison and interpretation of statistical data. Objects in the first category, statistical graphs, enable students to compare and use a broad range of statistical graphs appropriately. Objects in the second category, surveys, explore and ...

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Data - Years 7 to 9

The 12 learning objects in this collection relate to the use, collection, display, comparison and interpretation of data. Objects in the first category, statistical data graphs, enable students to explore data using a range of graphical analysis tools. Objects in the second category, analysing surveys, enable students to ...

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Introducing chance - Years 2 to 4

This collection of ten learning objects introduces chance - the likelihood of an event occurring - mostly in qualitative terms. Objects in the first category, theoretical or random chance, emphasise the difference between experimental and theoretical probability. Objects in the second category, spinners, utilise frequency ...

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Circuits - upper primary

This collection of 11 digital curriculum resources is organised in three categories - types of circuits; circuit applications; and conductors and insulators. Interactive learning objects enable students to build and manipulate simple series and parallel electric circuits. Students investigate how current flows, effects ...

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Circuits - middle secondary

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - circuit applications; and voltage, current and resistance. Interactive learning objects enable students to manipulate simple series and parallel electric circuits. Students investigate the effects of switches, resistors, logic gates and transistors ...

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Landmarks in aviation

This collection of digital curriculum resources comprising mostly archival footage and images explores aviation from a historical perspective. It is organised in seven categories - first flight by box kite; first controlled powered flights; flying across the English Channel; first flight from England to Australia, 1919; ...

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Energy and forces - early years

This collection of 20 interactive learning objects introduces students to the concepts of forces and energy. It is organised into four categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; energy management; and forces. The learning objects enable students to build energy and food chains, design energy-efficient houses, and ...

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Energy - middle years

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; and energy management. It includes learning objects enabling students to build energy-efficient houses and cars, construct energy chains, harness solar energy for heating, operate nuclear reactors, ...

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Energy - senior years

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - forms of energy; energy conversions; and energy management. Learning objects enable students to build energy-efficient cars; consider environmental and economic implications of a range of energy sources including solar and wind; operate ...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into six categories - crossing the Harbour before the Bridge was built; building the Bridge; construction of the Bridge as a stimulus for artistic creativity; opening the Bridge; the Bridge in use in the 1930s; and the Bridge in popular culture. It contains ...

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Ned Kelly

The bushranger Ned Kelly is one of the best known figures in Australian history. This collection of 15 digital curriculum resources focuses on Ned Kelly's life and death and contains learning objects, photographs, artefacts, film clips and illustrations. The collection comprises records from the 1870s and 1880s, including ...

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Poetry

This collection of 11 digital curriculum resources includes a selection of poems authored by young poets under 25 years of age, and three learning objects that explore the conventions of several poetic forms and provide opportunities for students to compose their own poems and create anthologies. The forms analysed are ...

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The writer's craft

This collection of ten digital curriculum resources focuses on prominent Australian writers speaking about their craft. The writers discuss what they consider to be essential ingredients for creating successful works, including research, discipline, authenticity, memory and imagination. The items cover the perspectives ...

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Federation celebrations - inauguration of a new nation

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources depicts the events in early January 1901 that celebrated the inauguration of Federation in Australia. Using photographs, archival film footage and a learning object, the collection is organised into six categories: the program of Federation celebrations in Sydney; Federation ...

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Exploration of Antarctica: the 'heroic era'

This collection of 18 digital curriculum resources focuses on expeditions to Antarctica in the early years of the 20th century. It is organised into five categories: Nordenskjöld's expedition, 1902; Shackleton's expeditions; Amundsen's expedition, 1911; Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14; and Mawson's ...