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Pedlar doll in glass dome, 1848-60

This is a female pedlar (peddler) doll that was made in England between 1848 and 1860. The doll has a composition head and painted facial features, a large hooked nose, circular gold-wire glasses, white wool hair and a peg-jointed wooden body. The legs are straight and painted white with black feet. The doll is dressed ...

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My Place - Episode 12: 1898: Rowley, 1,000 good deeds

Rowley is working to complete his 1,000 good deeds so that his father will return to the family. He collects horse manure for the market gardeners and firewood for the woman who runs the laundry. He and his friend, Tom Müller, climb the tree to spy on the private school students who are practising to become soldiers.

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My Place - Episode 13: 1888: Victoria, Children's games

Victoria and her siblings are playing 'blind man's bluff' at the tree. She finds a marble, which is claimed by her neighbour, Alexandra Owen, who lives in the big house. Victoria's family is building a new house but it is no match for Alexandra's, whose family who have lived in this place for a long time.

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My Place - Episode 13: 1888: Victoria, Victoria's family supper

Alexandra's father is talking with his Irish tradesman who is instructing him to hide a dead cat in the roof of the house for luck. Victoria calls her father for dinner. At dinner, Victoria's mother is talking about her 'at home' invitation and who has accepted. She pauses to check Miss Müller's arrival and comments on ...

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My Place - Episode 13: 1888: Victoria, The horse and carriage

Miss Müller is picked up by the newly furbished horse and carriage owned by the Müller Horse & Carriage Company. Victoria follows the carriage until Miss Müller is let off at the cemetery. Victoria runs into the Irish tradesman and learns that her father is having financial difficulties. This is also confirmed when she ...

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Menzies' 'Forgotten people' speech, 2008

'Menzies' forgotten people speech' is an excerpt from the film 'Menzies and Churchill at war' (55 min) produced in 2008. Using Robert Menzies's Second World War diaries and remarkable 16-mm film, 'Menzies and Churchill at war' lifts the lid on a bitter behind-the-scenes battle between Winston Churchill and the Australian ...

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Young people making a difference

Have you ever considered what it must be like to be homeless? Often it is not until we are confronted with a personal experience that we realise the significance of such social issues. Luke Owens from Bendigo Victoria, was a finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people. Listen to how he found out ...

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Using visual language to represent status

Have you ever felt judged because of where you live? This clip from 1967 explores the reactions of residents to a survey that ranks Melbourne's suburbs. But is this clip as guilty as the survey for reinforcing particular views of these places? You be the judge.

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Literacy and Numeracy Pilot in low SES school communities

This teacher resource describes a pilot implemented in 76 public schools in Victoria, including primary, P-12, and secondary schools in two rural and regional and two metropolitan clusters. The pilot aimed to improve the literacy and numeracy of students in low socioeconomic status communities. This included new arrivals, ...

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Making a difference in reading skills: K-2 students in inner-New York City schools

This teacher resource describes a 2008-09 research project into the effectiveness of the AWARD reading strategy carried out in four low socioeconomic schools in inner-New York City. It involved 1042 students, 514 students in the control group and 528 students in the experimental group, in 42 F-2 classes. The resource is ...

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The Oral Language Supporting Early Literacy pilot study

This teacher resource describes the Oral Language Supporting Early Literacy (OLSEL) pilot study sponsored by the Catholic Education Council of Victoria and implemented in eight schools in low socioeconomic status communities across Victoria. The resource is organised in nine sections: Summary, Target student group, Method, ...

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Principals as Literacy Leaders Project

This teacher resource describes the Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) professional learning strategy aimed at strengthening the capability of school principals to bring about improvement in the reading abilities of students in low socioeconomic status and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The resource ...

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Successful language learners: whole-school ESL language and literacy practices

This teacher resource describes the Successful Language Learners Whole-school ESL Language and Literacy (SLL) strategy implemented in 11 Sydney metropolitan public and Catholic schools. The strategy met the needs of ESL students, particularly refugee students, newly arrived students with little or no English language skills, ...

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Job match: save the day

Meet a range of people at community scenes. Select people best suited to put out a house fire, provide medical care and redesign a damaged house. Choose people according to their abilities, not by their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In these situations, only one person is suited to each task. This ...

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Job match: choose the characters

Meet a range of people gathered at community scenes. Select people best suited to cook for a party, put out a house fire, provide medical care and resdesign a damaged house. Choose people according to their abilities, not their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In most of these situations, only one ...

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Job match: choose the cast

Meet a range of people gathered at community scenes. Select people best suited to put out a house fire, provide medical care, rebuild a damaged house and cook for a party. Choose people according to their abilities, not their appearances. Gather information to make good decisions. In these situations, more than one person ...

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Homelessness: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best course ...

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Homelessness: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best ...

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Norman Dean: Great Depression

Make a storyboard for a documentary film about the Great Depression in Australia. Examine a series of photos and descriptions of life during the Great Depression. Explore the Depression's impact on unemployment, housing, poverty levels, family life and health. Choose images linking personal stories, lifestyle changes and ...

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Getting that job: quiz

Answer questions about job seeking strategies. For example, identify why it is important to set goals. Score points for correct answers and collect bonus stars as you move around a board. Play the game by yourself or compete against another player. The questions are based on career information on the myfuture website.