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Visual storytelling

This is an online resource about how stories can be represented visually by creating storybooks using natural materials and by sharing stories through 'talking circles', following traditions of Aboriginal cultures. It features two videos of storyteller Zelda Quakawoot outlining the process of creating a storybook, four ...

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Storytelling traditions - unit of work

In this unit of work, students learn about storytelling traditions and how they may be used to pass on important cultural knowledge, such as Dreaming. They listen to, read and view traditional stories now told using writing, illustrations and digital forms. They respond to the stories by creating oral, written and visual ...

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Visual language

When someone is telling you a story, do you visualise that story? You're not alone! A good storyteller or a poet knows exactly how to use certain words so the listener will visualise the story or poem in the way the storyteller or poet intends. A few well chosen and crafted words can allow readers to visualise a whole world. ...

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Creative block: the art of getting unblocked

Lorelei Vashti has a book deal with a publisher. Now, if she could only write the book! This is a story about one writer's inability to write her book, told through another medium - digital storytelling - using the beautiful illustrations of artist Grace Lee. Oh, and there is a talking dog! This clip was taken from a series ...

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Exploring traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Visual Arts

Teachers can explore the diverse range of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal visual arts through this unique online resource portal. Investigate the work of peak Aboriginal arts corporations, protocols and online collections of some of Australia’s leading cultural institutions.

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Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment' (L9673). 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. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated ...

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Engaging in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Teaching and Learning Strategies – a practical approach to the Arts

This resource is a collection of videos which support the practical teaching and learning of Indigenous history and culture through the Arts. All of the videos presented are highlights from a two-day professional learning workshop hosted by ArtsEdge in Western Australia, where artists have explored the Australian cross-curriculum ...

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Shaping meaning in texts - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore texts with an Aboriginal context in order to learn about how language choices and techniques shape meaning. They learn about autobiography as a form of writing, examine storytelling in words and images, and explore ways of positioning an audience for a particular purpose.

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'Harvie Krumpet'

These are three clips from a short animation film telling the story of a Polish immigrant who suffers a series of calamities but is always able to respond to these events with optimism. The first clip shows that his family house has burnt down and his parents have frozen to death, after which he migrates to Australia on ...

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Arts-POP: media arts

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan and implement a middle primary media arts program that looks at multimodal storytelling of traditional stories. It describes a program implemented in a year 4 class that uses media production equipment and techniques including storyboarding to create an ebook of a ...

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Effective presentation design

This is a series of videos that support teachers and students to create a variety of imaginative, informative and persuasive presentations. The videos offer guidance on planning, creating and delivering high-quality presentations for a range of purposes and audiences. They provide instruction on how best to structure a ...

Interactive resource

Fix the mix-up: TV show

Examine the presentations of two TV presenters that display types of text and visuals inappropriate to each speaker’s field. Find out what the audiences expect from the two presenters, then note that each speaker’s presentation appears to have been mixed up. Review each presentation, examining the text and visuals for language ...

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Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

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Fix the mix-up: TV show: assessment

Test your understanding of how to select appropriate content for specific texts and contexts. Examine the presentations of two TV presenters that display types of text and visuals inappropriate to each speaker’s field. Find out what the audiences expect from the two presenters. Then review each presentation, examining the ...

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Create a photostory

This is a resource that focuses on how to make a photostory using a simple sequence of photographs. It includes two videos featuring Clare Phillips explaining how photos can be arranged to create a story, and how to plan and photograph your own photostory; two activity sheets; one photo sheet; a glossary; questions for ...

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Storyboard: Flutter-by friends!

Explore the title and picture on the cover of 'Flutter-by friends!' Then make a prediction about the storyline. Listen to the story and follow as each word is underlined. Find out if your prediction matches the storyline. Put the jumbled events of the story in the right order.

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Who tells the story? - unit of work

In this unit of work students read different versions of popular stories and gain an understanding of how a story can be told from different points of view. They develop character profiles and a digital story based on one of the stories.

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Shapeshifting stories

This is a resource about developing character for drama, structuring drama using the imagination as a starting point and asking key questions - Who? What? How? Where? - to shape the drama. It features a video of Vikki Doig and her friend Troy demonstrating the process of developing character and dramatising a story. The ...

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Twelve canoes: our ancestors

This is a rich resource about the ancestors of the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land and the Madayin, the Law for all living that the Old People followed. Its centrepiece is a short film narrated by a Yolngu storyteller that tells how the Law applied to growing up, initiation, marriage, hunting and harvesting food, ...

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Conquest, 1936: The man of the land

This clip shows part of a 1930s cinema advertisement for the Rural Bank of New South Wales that tells a dramatised story of how the land was conquered by settlers. It opens with a scene of a district pioneer, Jim Stanley, being invited by Bank representatives to tell the story of the 'man of the land'. The rest of the clip ...