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Children painting at immigration centre

This is a photograph of immigrant children painting outside the preschool play centre at the Scheyville Immigration Centre near Windsor, north-west of Sydney, in 1960. Three young girls and a boy are painting at easels on a lawn outside the converted Nissan hut that housed the play centre. A smiling woman is supervising them.

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Exploring industries

Look at the range of jobs in the seafood industry and related industry sectors. Trace the career path of an aquaculture technician. Look at her reasons for choosing the industry and studying certificate and diploma courses. Answer questions about career planning. For example, identify advantages of looking at a broad range ...

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Exploring education and training pathways

Trace the career path of a telecommunications technician. Look at the steps she took to achieve her goals. For example, she did a VET course at school and chose subjects linked to a career path in electrotechnology. Answer questions about career planning such as the scope of a New Apprenticeship.

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Bush Preschool

The teacher takes her preschool class outside the school environment to experience a ‘Bush Preschool’ program. The program is modelled on an exemplary Victorian preschool program. As a preschool educator, she wants her students to take risks, trust themselves and others, to feel success, to be inspired, and to connect with ...

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Wombat stew: word work. English

Using vocabulary from Wombat Stew and Possum and Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words, lessons involve children in classifying long and short words, counting syllables in words, blending and segmenting cvc words beginning with /k/ and /w/, learning strategies for reading and spelling words and creating tongue twisters.

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Wombat stew: counting and ordering animals. Mathematics

Based on the picture books Wombat Stew and One Woolly Wombat, lessons involve children in counting and ordering animals and solving and creating addition and subtraction number stories about the characters in Wombat Stew.

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Wombat stew: places animals live. Science

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in creating an Australian animal alphabet frieze, finding information about the habitats of Australian animals from digital and print sources and organising it into booklets and presenting information in the form of 'Who am I?' puzzles.

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Wombat stew: wombat walk. Society and Environment

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in going on a Wombat walk to collect rubbish from the playground environment, classifying the rubbish and representing data in a graph, and designing and creating posters to display around the school.

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Wombat stew: making wombat soup. Technology and Enterprise

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in making a booklet called, What went into the stew?, exploring recipe books, describing vegetables, making and evaluating a healthy wombat soup and completing a recipe.

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Wombat stew: keeping safe and fit. Health and Physical Education

Based on the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in learning about protective behaviours through identifying safe and unsafe situations in the story and in their own lives. Children play games such as Wombat Dingo Chasey and Into the Pot.

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Wombat stew: questions and answers. Aboriginal perspectives

Continuing the focus on Australian animals in Wombat Stew, children practise asking and answering questions in activities based on the big book, What Can You Do? They prepare a news plan and practise code switching between Home talk/Aboriginal English and School talk/Standard Australian English in a game of Code Switch Fish.

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Horsehead nebula

This is a colour photograph of a gas- and dust-filled region in the constellation Orion. Dark material, resembling a horse's head chess piece, is silhouetted in contrast to the upper backdrop of a soft pink-red glow, from where wispy filaments stream out. A bright pink-yellow region at lower left spotlights contorted dark ...

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Oil tank in Darwin burning after Japanese attack, 1943

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in Darwin on 15 March 1943, showing an oil tank burning fiercely after being bombed during a Japanese air raid. Large clouds of black smoke billow up from the burning tank. In the foreground a group of seven Australian military personnel are bunched behind an asbestos shield to ...

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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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Indigenous students at school, c1941

This black-and-white photograph shows five Indigenous Australian children at school. Shot in close-up the photograph shows the young children gazing attentively, pencils in hand. They are seated in two crowded rows at long wooden desks and have half-size exercise books in addition to their pencils.

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Projectiles

This collection of six digital curriculum resources includes resources that develop the theoretical and practical aspects of projectile motion. Video sequences illustrate the fundamental kinematic principles of projectile motion and reference web pages provide background material on the mathematical techniques required, ...

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Fountain parabolas - mathematics activities

The trajectory of the water from the Captain Cook Memorial Fountain in Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, provides a good approximation to a parabola. By having students examine other fountains, different 'shapes' can be detected. The mathematical demands increase accordingly. Teachers are encouraged to scan all the ideas suggested ...

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Projectiles

Learn to analyse the motion of an object that is projected into the air. Look at the vertical and horizontal components of the motion. Discover how the range of a projectile depends on the angle of projection. This resource consists of a video in five sections with a supporting web page containing background material.

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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? - unit of work

In this unit of work students examine a variety of texts that feature a wolf as a key character. They distinguish between fiction and non-fiction texts and focus on storybooks to compare and contrast the interpretations. They use a variety of dramatic techniques to help them understand the characters and develop their own ...

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Growing and changing - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore the concepts of growing and changing and learn how to write descriptions and explanations.