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Syllabus bites: Active and passive voice

A web page with information, teacher guides and activities on writing sentences using the active and passive voice. This resource supports the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.


Animal Farm Writing Tasks: Animal Farm Newspaper

This resource for students is the last in a thirteen part series based on a study of the novel 'Animal Farm'. This resource asks students to create a newspaper that could be published by the pigs on 'Animal Farm', including important events and in the style of thinly disguised propaganda. Information is provided on writing ...


Submariners, 2005: Acoustic warfare

This clip shows the Australian submarine HMAS 'Rankin' as it takes part in a naval exercise with the US Navy off the coast of Hawaii. The captain, Steve Hussey, plans and executes a strategy to elude detection by the US fleet. This involves initially encouraging his crew to 'make a bit of noise' so that the US ships will ...


A Brief Survey of the Activities of the Brisbane City Mission, c1939: Shelter, food and clothing

This clip from a black-and-white sponsored film shows 1930s footage of slum dwellings in Brisbane, including corrugated iron shacks and terrace houses with 'rooms to let' signs, a group of men queuing and jostling for food parcels and women donating and receiving clothes at the Brisbane City Mission. The voice-over narration ...


Maidens, 1978: A new sisterhood

This clip shows an exploration by filmmaker Jeni Thornley of the ideal of sisterhood that was celebrated by the women's liberation movement in the 1970s, and what this meant for her own relationships with both men and women. Thornley's voice-over, which switches from the first to the third person, is accompanied by a montage ...