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Children riding on a miniature train for charity, c1943

This is a black-and-white photograph showing children riding on a miniature train in a backyard in Sandringham, a suburb of Melbourne, in about 1943. The train has a row of open cars in which a large number of children are sitting. A young boy, William 'Bill' Edwards, is 'driving' the train, which is steaming towards a ...


Australian Story - Absolute Beginner, 2006: A baptism of fire

This clip shows Marg Ward working as a volunteer in southern Sudan in Africa for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The clip opens with Ward's daughter discussing how she felt when her mother decided to join MSF. An Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) file tape shows images of conflict in southern Sudan. Footage from ...

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Australians as global citizens - unit of work

This is a unit of work about global citizenship and Australia. Intended for upper primary and lower secondary students, the unit is organised around three main topics: the values and attitudes of a good global citizen, the work of an aid organisation, and the help that Australia gives to countries and communities in its ...

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MoneySmart: How much love can fit into a shoebox?

This is a year 4 mathematics unit of work about preparing a 'shoebox of love', a gift-filled shoebox to be sent to a child in need. The unit is intended to take about 11 hours of teaching and learning time. It consists of an introduction, seven student activities and teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. ...

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MoneySmart: helping out

This is an activity about making choices to raise money for imaginary animals called gumbutangs. Their habitat is being eradicated and something must be done to save them. The user's first choice is between two websites, one a trusted one, the other a scam site. Then they are given choices about how to raise money for the ...