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Languages online: Chinese module one: meet my family - video

This is a short video in Chinese showing a teenage boy visiting a friend's house and interacting with his sisters and his mother. The conversation uses several different forms of greeting, introduction, and questions about family members' ages and occupations. The video is accompanied by a script that can be toggled to ...

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Yarning with the Russians

A Russian trade delegation is visiting Australia in search of high quality wool. This is to meet an increasing demand for fine wool products that is being driven by rising affluence in Russia. We once had a strong wool trade with the Soviet Union. Can we build trade with Russia?

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Starting Smart: eager environmentalists: inform and inquire

This curriculum resource package provides teachers of years 1-3 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a ten-week unit of work. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of texts that inform and inquire. The lessons use a range of literacy teaching and ...

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Sustainability: global footprints

This is an interactive resource about sustainable futures, ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility. It is a unit of work and uses a picture storybook, a factual text from a video and a short novel. Texts are examined for meaning and structure. A Time photo essay about what the world eats explores the ...

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Refugees and migration: global people

This is an interactive resource about the human dimension of migration and refugees. A picture storybook and factual texts are used to explore: the reasons people migrate; the definition of a refugee; the definition of an asylum seeker; and the history of Australia's immigration. Personal refugee and migration stories are ...

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Reading the landscape

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 1 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 of inquiry will allow students to develop their ...

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Night and day

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 3 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. The primary focus of this unit of work is a literature study ...

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Save one island, save them all

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 5 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 of work focuses on a hybrid text 'One Small Island' ...

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Talk about rights

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 6 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 explores the changes to democratic and citizenship ...

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Real Chinese - Asking for directions

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on asking for and giving directions in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and a challenge ...

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Basic needs and human rights

This is a compilation of five teaching sequences about every child's basic needs and human rights. It can be a resource for learning about how people live in places, reasons why places are special or important to people and how basic needs are met in places. The section on children around the world having similar needs ...

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Food for the World

This is a compilation of six teaching sequences about food. It includes sections on foods eaten and the experiences of people in other countries; food security; staple foods; food insecurity; rice; and food security issues in selected countries. The sections on rice include information about the importance of rice for food ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: homework

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'Homework', the fifth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in group activities and research relating to the story's homework theme, and also includes discussion and creative writing ideas focusing ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: game play

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'Game play', the sixth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. Students investigate the popularity of computer games in the class and have a discussion and debate about their value. They are also encouraged to explore a range of websites to further ...

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Oral language

Here the teacher shares how she designs and teaches a literacy lesson to a Year 1 class incorporating strategies that target the individual needs and strengths of her students. She works with a small group of students using a visual aid to stimulate oral language. Other small group activities are organised to cater for ...

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Water for life

This is a unit of work about the importance of water. Intended for the early years and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Ways we use water; Where our water comes from; Carrying water; Sharing a precious resource; and Wonderful water. The activities ...

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MoneySmart: The fun begins: plan, budget, profit!

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the year 6 mathematics, English, geography, and economics and business curriculums around planning a nature fun park. The unit is intended to take about eight hours. It consists of eight sets of student activities supported by teacher notes, including mapping, holding discussions, ...

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MoneySmart: MilbaDjunga - primary unit

This is a 5-6 unit of work about prioritising needs and wants, managing finances, and operating a classroom economy. Intended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the unit is organised around the stories of John (a boy at Yarrabah), Tom (an Elder) and Alice (a professional working in Perth). They provide ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 1-2)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson plans (years 1-2)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of five lesson plans, three ...