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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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Writing an adventure - unit of work

This unit of work takes students through a series of scaffolded activities in which they construct and write an adventure story for younger children. Students learn about: types of adventure stories, narrative time structures, processes for structuring narratives at the stages of orientation, complication and resolution, ...

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A flight of fantasy - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the fantasy genre by examining a series of titles by Anna and Barbara Fienberg. They dramatise the thoughts and feelings of the characters through simple drama activities and develop their narrative writing skills through a focus on descriptive and figurative language. The unit is ...

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St Ignatius Regatta, Sydney, 1885-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows at least 18 rowboats on the Lane Cove River. The boats do not appear to be racing and are occupied by a mixture of school students, men and women. There are steamboats in ...

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Fond Memories of Cuba, 2002: Food rations in Cuba

This clip shows an older Cuban man wheeling a television along the street in a wheelbarrow. As he walks, he talks to an interviewer (who is offscreen) about how 'the revolution feeds us'. The conversation, conducted in Spanish, has been translated into English subtitles. Shots of people queuing for food are shown as a narrator ...