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A song about kangaroos

This is a song about an Australian animal, the kangaroo. Don Spencer sings lyrics about how people from all over the world come to see the kangaroo. Listen to the rhythm. It is like the hopping of a kangaroo.

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A song about goannas

Goannas are a type of Australian lizards. Listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that asks lots of fun questions about goannas. Watch some goannas moving through the bush and looking for food.

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A song about echidnas

What would it be like to have an echidna for a pet? Listen to Don Spencer as he sings this song about a pet echidna. Watch an echidna looking for food to eat.

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A song about koalas

Some people mistakenly call a koala a bear, but it's not. Listen to this fun song by Don Spencer to find out how a koala might feel about being called a bear.

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A song about 'Aussie sharks'

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about sharks performed by Don Spencer. Watch some sharks as they roam the ocean.

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A song about black swans

Discover a graceful Australian bird, the black swan. Watch the images (pictures) and listen to the lyrics (words) of the song by Don Spencer as he sings about the black swan.

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A song about wombats

Do you know any songs about Australian animals? Listen to this song about wombats performed by Don Spencer. Watch some wombats doing what they do best - dig!

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Wild ride: race day: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wild ride: race day: assessment' (L7968). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. Read notes on anticipated student responses, and ...

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Angklung music

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Angklung music and performances. The teacher notes provide background information about the elements of Angklung performance, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. The stimulus resources consist ...

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Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: F-2

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works by Grieg ('In the hall of the mountain king') and Arthur Benjamin ('Jamaican rumba'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer. The PDFs ...

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Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: years 3-4

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works by Paul Stanhope ('Spin dance') and Ralph Vaughn Williams ('March' from the 'English folk song suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer. ...

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Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: years 5-6

This resource is a set of five downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works by Copland ('Variation on a Shaker melody') and Beethoven ('Thunderstorm' from 'Pastoral symphony'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer, ...

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Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: years 7-8

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works of Ross Edwards ('Spirit ground') and Handel ('Movement VI' of 'Water Music Suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer. The PDFs on ...

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Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: electives

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works from Mahler ('Third movement' from 'Symphony no 1') and Tchaikovsky ('Trepak' and 'March' from 'Nutcracker Suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials ...

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Beethoven Allegretto

This set of resources explores beat and rhythm, melody, instruments, texture and structure. They focus on the Allegretto movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO with musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra explaining how Beethoven built this iconic Allegretto ...