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Languages online: Indonesian section 26: days and months

This set of nine interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise the days of the week and the months of the year. The main language points are asking and saying what day it is, saying what people do on a particular day, saying which months birthdays fall in and saying that a special event ...

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Languages online: Indonesian section 27: saying the date

This set of nine interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise saying and writing dates. The key language points addressed in the activities are asking and saying what the date is and the date of a particular occasion, including the language structure for talking about birthdays. In addition, ...

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Celebrating a new baby

Have you ever visited a new baby? Come along with Levi as he meets his baby sister for the first time. Find out why people get so excited when a new baby arrives. Find out how families let people know about a new baby.

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Goodies from Greece for a New Year feast in 1983

See how a Greek family cooked traditional biscuits for their New Year feast in 1983. Stevie, his mother Maria and grandmother Martina, all work together. What will they hide in the cake for good luck?

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Festive feasts: foods for Christmas in 1983

Australians serve many different foods at Christmas time, and this often depends on where their families have come from. This clip from 1983 shows an English Christmas roast dinner and food for a traditional Italian Christmas feast. Do you eat any special foods at this time of year?

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What's in a year?

You may know of the four seasons. In the southern parts of Australia the year is often divided up into spring, summer, autumn and winter. But what about other parts of Australia? Find out what seasons they have in northern Australia. See how the year is divided into months and shown as a calendar. You'll also see how many ...

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Indigenous seasons across northern Australia

Aboriginal communities across northern and western Australia have helped to develop seasonal calendars based on their ecological knowledge. The calendars link meteorological patterns with changes in plant and animal life across the year.

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Seasons with Dirtgirl!

Do you know how many seasons there are in a year? Watch this video as Dirtgirl explains the seasons in some countries. Did you know that in Australia there is more than one way of describing seasons? Find out what they are.

Teacher resource

TIMES Module 3: Measurement and Geometry: time - teacher guide

This is a 20-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to the units of time and how to measure time. Time between events, time lines and timetables are considered. A brief history of the development of these concepts concludes the module.

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Today is the present

This is a short animated video, suitable for children in the early years of schooling, about the present and its relationship with the past and the future. It opens with a focus on the past. The commentary asks 'What did you do yesterday?', then defines the past and gives examples of events in the past. Moving on to the ...

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Order by date

This is a short animated video, suitable for children in the early years of schooling, about how time is ordered using dates on a calendar. The video opens with the calendar's use in remembering dates. The division of the calendar into days and months is then explained. Examples are given of significant things that might ...

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The calendar

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that describes the information contained in a monthly view of a calendar. It shows the format of a standard one-month calendar and outlines where the month, the days of the week and the individual dates are displayed. The resource also explains how the calendar can be ...

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Saying the date

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets focusing on how to ask, say and write the date in Italian using a variety of text types such as letters, notes, diary pages and calendars. It provides a range of focal questions such as 'Che giorno è oggi?', 'Quanti ne abbiamo?' and 'Qual è la data oggi?' ...

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Heman Chong on 'Phantoms of Asia' and science fiction

This is a video showing the artist Heman Chong discussing his artwork titled ‘Calendars (2020-2096)'. ‘Calendars’ is an installation comprising a series of 1001 prints, which the artist describes as a calendar signifying the ‘entire span of time’. Each print represents a monthly calendar page that has captured a moment ...

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Indigenous seasonal descriptions

This is an information page with text and a comparative table about how Aboriginal peoples in various parts of Australia name and describe the seasons. The text points out that the European classification of seasons doesn’t work for Australia’s climatic diversity and that Aboriginal conceptualisations of the seasonal cycle ...

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Aboriginal seasonal calendars

This is a multilayered resource about the seasonal calendars of nine Aboriginal peoples of mainland Australia. It opens as a map of Australia with hyperlinks to a seasonal table for each group, giving the seasons’ language names, their weather and other features, and the months of the year in which they fall. There are ...

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Ngan'gi seasons calendar

This is a seasonal calendar developed by the Ngan’gi people of the Northern Territory in collaboboration with CSIRO. The resource contains an introduction, a richly illustrated calendar and related links. The introduction includes information about the people’s wish to document traditional knowledge of their Daly River ...

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Gooniyandi seasons calendar

This is the Mingayooroo - Manyi Waranggiri Yarrangi, Gooniyandi seasons calendar developed by people of the Gooniyandi language group of the Kimberley in collaboration with CSIRO. The resource consists of an introduction, a richly illustrated calendar and related links. The introduction contains information about the people’s ...

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Wagiman plants and animals calendar

This is a seasonal calendar developed by the Wagiman people of the Northern Territory in collaboration with the CSIRO. The resource consists of introductory information, the illustrated calendar itself and a series of related links. The introduction includes information about the people’s desire to have the key plants and ...

Teacher resource

Yolngu sea country: observing the seasons

This is the seasonal calendar of the Yolngu people of the coastal region of north-east Arnhem Land. The resource contains an introduction, English and Yolngu-matha versions of the calendar, a table listing the winds and related links. The introduction includes information about how the people see the changes in time and ...