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Shipwreck of the Dunbar at 'the Heads', 1857

The wreck of the clipper ship Dunbar off Sydney Heads in 1857 is regarded as the worst peacetime merchant shipping tragedy in NSW history. This letter was copied from a handwritten manuscript by James Graham, the signal master at South Head, Sydney, in 1857, and was printed in the Sydney Morning Herald on 22 August 1857, ...

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Study English: recounts and opposites

Discover ways to talk and write about something that has happened in the past. Presenter Margot Politis unpacks a video in which a woman speaks of the time she had a medical emergency. You will gain some tips on forming compound and complex sentences. You'll also learn some common past tense verbs and some useful information ...

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Starting Smart: materials: recounting and describing experiences

This curriculum package provides teachers of students in Foundation year with information, activities and resources for a full term. It includes a detailed initial two-week program to determine students' needs. The program models a suggested daily routine, room set-up and relevant teaching, learning and assessment strategies ...

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Starting Smart: entertaining through poetry and recounts: confident communicators 1

This curriculum resource is the first of a two-part package that provides teachers of years 1-3 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a term of work to help students become confident communicators. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of recount ...

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Starting Smart: recounting the past: community celebrations

This curriculum package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a five-week unit of work for students in years 1-3. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of recount texts. The lessons model a range of literacy teaching and learning ...

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Neighbours, Asia-Pacific: neighbours PNG

This is an interactive resource about neighbours and Australia's international neighbour Papua New Guinea. The concept of neighbourliness, responsibilities to neighbours and Australia's and Papua New Guinea's customs, language and culture are explored. The resource uses fiction, video and factual texts that all have a connecting ...

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The Whole business with Kiffo and the Pitbull

This web page provides chapter by chapter synopses and commentary to support a study of the YA novel 'The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull'. The resource provides various activities on test analysis, essay writing, incorporating textual evidence into an analysis, report writing, key vocabulary, quizzes, and key ...

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Commemorating the ANZAC legend

This integrated lesson sequence will allow students to explore how and why people choose to remember significant events of the past, specifically Anzac Day and the Legend of the ANZACs.

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Out and about: city excursion [English]

Read and listen to a recount in English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of key words in the recount. Then try five activities to test ...

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Out and about: city excursion [Arabic/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Arabic or English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in English. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of ...

Interactive resource

Out and about: city excursion [Dari/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dari or English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. Read the recount in English. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of key words in the recount. ...

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Out and about: city excursion [Dinka/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dinka or English about a class excursion by train to central Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in English. See photos of the places the class visited, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, a toy museum and Circular Quay. Select hyperlinks to see images of ...

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Out and about: Manly excursion [English]

Read and listen to a recount in English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly and Shelley Beach. Select hyperlinks to see images ...

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Out and about: Manly excursion [Arabic/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Arabic or English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in Arabic. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, ...

Interactive resource

Out and about: Manly excursion [Dari/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dari or English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in Dari. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly ...

Interactive resource

Out and about: Manly excursion [Dinka/English]

Listen to a spoken recount in Dinka or English about a class excursion by train and ferry to Manly Beach, Sydney. Read a written version of the recount in Dinka. See photos of the people and places the class saw on their excursion, including a street performer, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly ...

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Lost bag: hotel reception [Indonesian]

Arrive at an Indonesian hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

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Lost bag: ask a baggage handler [Chinese] [Windows version]

Fly to Beijing. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local baggage handler. Notice how the baggage handler reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Lost bag: hotel reception [Chinese] [Windows version]

Arrive at a Chinese hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

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Lost bag: ask a baggage handler [Japanese] [Windows version]

Fly to Tokyo. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local baggage handler. Notice how the baggage handler reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series ...