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Developing geothermal energy in Australia, 2013

Renewable energies like hydro, wind and solar are continuing to replace the more traditional, coal-based energies. Geothermal energy is a type of 'green energy' likely to be an important source of power in Australia's future. In this clip from mid-2013, find out how this technology works. Learn also about its development ...

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Community enterprise: pools, parks and toys [ESL]

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at three locations: a shopping mall, a talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social and environmental ...

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Cartown: communicating a message

Explore arguments for and against plans to reduce the number of vehicles travelling in the centre of a city. Decide whether to support a traffic congestion toll during peak travel times. Build a television report supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Cartown: communicating messages

Explore arguments for and against plans to reduce the number of vehicles travelling in the centre of a city. Decide whether to support a traffic congestion toll during peak travel times. Build a television report or newspaper article supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Paradise Island

Explore arguments for and against building a tourist resort on a tropical island. Examine a development proposal and comments from locals and the media. Notice that the comments contain emotive language and are not always based on fact. Prepare a case representing the point of view of a group such as the indigenous population, ...

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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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GM foods: future choice

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of growing genetically modified crops on a farm. Compare the characteristics of genetically modified and non-genetically modified canola. Explore possible effects on public health, biodiversity and the economy. Recommend whether or not to grow genetically modified canola. This ...

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Norman Dean: Great Depression [ESL]

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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Great Depression in Australia

This collection of 23 digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - economic policies during the Great Depression; the unemployed; and the effects of the Great Depression on Australian families. The effects of the Great Depression were felt in Australia from 1929 until the outbreak of the Second World ...

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Community enterprise: people, economy and the environment

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parkland. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at five places: job centre, library, council meeting, talkback radio station and shopping centre. Rate the economic, ...

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GM foods: pros and cons

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of growing genetically modified crops on a farm. Explore possible effects on public health, biodiversity and the economy. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Community enterprise: making a choice

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parklands. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at four locations: library, shopping mall, talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social ...

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Community enterprise: pools, parks and toys

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parklands. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at three locations: shopping mall, talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social and environmental ...

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Balancing the options: aged care

Help a local council to investigate community attitudes to a proposed retirement village. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, retirees' families and the developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. ...

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Balancing the options: tourist resort

Help a local council to investigate community attitudes to a proposed tourist resort. Gather facts and opinions from residents, environmentalists and park management. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. This learning ...

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Exploring global realities

This is a teacher professional development resource containing activities and information about the major issues that need to be addressed in building a sustainable future. It contains six tabs, providing an introduction, four activities and a reflection lesson. The activity tabs cover the following topics: environmental ...

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The power of food

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about food security. It includes sections on countries and their levels of food security and insecurity, hunger worldwide, programs working to improve food security, and approaches to food security. It introduces this important global issue and provides source material, ...

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Data: GDP

This resource is a multilayered web page focusing on a range of economic data produced by the World Bank. The home page alphabetically lists the gross domestic product (GDP) of all World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000 between 1980 and 2012. The data can be viewed as a table, ...

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Global economic prospects: South Asia

This resource is a web page produced by the World Bank analysing the current and future economic growth of South Asia from 2012 to 2015. It includes a short video of a World Bank economist providing an economic forecast for the region. A full regional analysis may be downloaded as a PDF. There are further links to economic ...