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Font cubes: nine cubes [Chinese]

Solve word matching puzzles. Notice how a Chinese character looks slightly different in a range of font styles. Rotate cubes to find the same character in different fonts on a 3x3 set of cubes. Match a whole line of three characters. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as ...

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Font cubes: spinning cubes [Chinese]

Solve word matching puzzles. Notice how a Chinese character looks slightly different in a range of font styles. Identify the same character in different fonts on a 3x3 set of spinning cubes. Match a whole line of characters. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined ...

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Font cubes: message cubes [Chinese]

Solve word matching puzzles. Notice how a Chinese character looks slightly different in a range of font styles. Rotate cubes to find the same character in different fonts on a 4x4 set of cubes. Match all rows and columns. Discover a hidden message. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is ...

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Gourmet order [Chinese] [Windows version]

Get some takeaway food from a local restaurant. First, ask your friends to write their order using Chinese characters. Then, find those dishes on a printed menu. Compare the handwritten notes and printed characters on the menu before placing your order. Identify all of the dishes correctly to get the food for your friends. ...

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Font cubes [Chinese]

Solve word matching puzzles. Notice how a Chinese character looks slightly different in a range of font styles. Identify the same character in different fonts on a set of spinning cubes. Match a whole line of three characters. Discover a hidden message. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Amazing characters: level 2 [Chinese]

Solve word puzzles as you find a way through two mazes (a garden and a cave). Search for hidden keys engraved with Chinese characters. Find pairs of characters that look alike. Notice that a character may be formed from a base character plus extra strokes. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and ...

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World heritage: Kakadu information display

Look at descriptions of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. Help a park ranger to sort facts and pictures for an information display. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build a description for visitors. Include sections on the park's location, wildlife and cultural importance.

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My day: Li: level 1

Help Li by selecting the best texts for different parts of his day. Choose the correct text in a range of activities such as helping Li make up his mind about which bus to take to school, and what to choose for a healthy lunch from the menu. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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My day: Jeneka: level 1

Help Jeneka by selecting the best texts for different parts of her day. Choose the correct text in a range of activities such as helping Jeneka choose a healthy breakfast and complete a writing task. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Amazing characters: level 1 [Chinese]

Solve word puzzles as you find a way through two mazes (a cave and a palace). Search for hidden keys engraved with Chinese characters. Find pairs of characters that look alike. Notice that a character may be formed from a base character plus extra strokes. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and ...

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Ready to race: wheels, jets, tyres and gears

Go to a race track and collect information from different kinds of visual texts to make your kart the fastest on the track. First, add important kart parts and choose the style of kart you want. Then collect information about the time and place of your race. Next, go to the garage to set up your kart before doing a starting ...

Teacher resource

The me generation - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how a focus on advertising, using examples from the present and the past, can deepen student understanding of identity, the influence of the media, body image and new technologies. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Broken Sun, 2008: German mortar attack

This clip shows Jack (Jai Koutrae) as he experiences the overwhelming noise and horror of trench warfare on the Western Front during the First World War. Jack and his fellow soldiers are seen sheltering in a trench when the first shell of an artillery barrage explodes nearby. As more shells explode and dirt pours on the ...

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The Sharkcallers of Kontu, 1982: 'Special power'

This clip depicts shark calling on New Ireland in Papua New Guinea. A Kontu villager sits in front of his house and expresses his fear that the skill of calling the sharks for men to kill has been lost with the death of the last shark caller. A young man is then shown at sea in a narrow outrigger canoe, thumping the water ...

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The Sydney Opera House by Max Dupain, 1972

This is a black-and-white photograph by Max Dupain of the Sydney Opera House at night. It is composed so that the building's white arched roof is highlighted in stark contrast to the dark background. The light from the full moon is reflected on the water and the white sails of the Opera House are floodlit from below. This ...

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Hitting the refresh button - unit of work

In this unit of work, students develop an appreciation of the ways in which characters, stories and issues can be reshaped or refreshed using a different medium. They learn about the ways 'To kill a mockingbird' by Harper Lee makes connections between attitudes and events in the south of the USA, and attitudes and events ...

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Using 'Transforming Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet' - Teacher idea

Students look closely at key scenes from 'Romeo and Juliet'. They extend their knowledge of Shakespeare, explore themes, characters and his use of language and dramatic technique, perform key speeches and scenes, and transform a scene to email. This Teacher idea is based on R11474 'Transforming Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet ...

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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.

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Tell it like it is - unit of work

In this unit of work students learn about sequence and detail through recounting and sequencing details of personal events, literary texts and procedures.