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### John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge, 2007

Prime Minister John Curtin's journalistic instincts came in handy during World War II when he kept the media onside with secret press briefings. He wore his AJA badge every day he was in office. 'John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge' is an episode from the series 'The prime ministers' national treasures', ...

### Mark Taylor discusses leadership, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor outlining his views on leadership in general and specifically on leadership in cricket. Taylor indicates the personal value he places on communication in leadership. He states that while he was the Australian national cricket captain, he recognised ...

### Inspirational Teens

Have you ever made a big contribution to your local community? Heywire is a national competition that assists young people to make a difference in rural communities. Bridie Johnstone from Woodend, Victoria, was a finalist of the 2012 Heywire storytelling competition for young people. Listen to how she is using music to ...

### Baudin arrives at Ile de France

Discover a surprise that waits for Nicolas Baudin on his voyage to explore 'New Holland'. Baudin visits Ile de France (Island of France), a French colony in the Indian Ocean. Baudin and his crew are desperate for rest and fresh supplies here. Imagine their distress when they find trouble instead.

### Shape maker: blocker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a triangle on its central axis to form a cone or extrude it to form a triangular prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your head and ...

### Shape maker: replicator

Transform 2D shapes to make 3D objects. Match part of a complex object. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

### Shape maker: simple objects

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a circle, triangle, square or rectangle. For example, spin a circle on its central axis to form a sphere or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your 2D shape will make. This ...

### Shape maker: complex objects 1

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, semicircle, circle, triangle or rectangle. For example, spin a semicircle around its straight edge to form a sphere or extrude it to form a half cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

### Shape maker: complex objects 2

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your ...

### Shape overlays: picture studio

Position two simple shapes to form an overlap, then cut out that new shape. For example, lay a rectangle over a circle to make a semicircle. Make several shapes. Rotate the shapes and move them around to make pictures. Build a new picture or match an existing picture such as a fish or a truck.

### Shape overlays: picture puzzle

Make a target shape by positioning a simple shape over another shape. Cut out the new shape formed by the intersection of the other two shapes. For example, form a heart shape by overlaying a triangle onto a large shape that includes two arcs at the top. Use the shape overlay to complete a picture. This learning object ...

### Shape maker: stacker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a circle around a lateral axis to form a doughnut-shaped solid or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your ...

### William Barak

This collection of 11 digital curriculum resources focuses on William Barak, a significant Indigenous leader and artist in Victoria in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is organised into four categories - William Barak depicted over three decades; his role as leader of the people living at Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve; ...

### Introducing 2D shapes - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of 2D shapes. They explore basic arrangements of shapes, where groups of shapes are placed together and visualised from different angles.

### Introducing 3D shapes - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of 3D shapes. They learn about how 3D shapes can look different when viewed from different angles. They explore basic arrangements of shapes, where groups of shapes are placed together and visualised from different angles. Finally, students use knowledge and skills gained through the unit ...

### Giving directions - units of work

In this unit of work students understand and use the language of position, and give and interpret directions using a variety of formats and resources.

### Visualising a journey - unit of work

In this unit of work students visualise and plan routes, and understand and use the language of position.

### Using 'Going places' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides insight into a year 4 classroom where students use a range of digital curriculum materials and hands-on offline activities to visualise and plan routes, understand and use the language of position and give and interpret directions. This Teacher idea recounts the experiences of using R11479 'Going ...

### Catherine Helen Spence, 1900

This is a miniature colour half-portrait of Catherine Helen Spence, a writer, social reformer and women's rights activist in South Australia in the 1800s and early 1900s. The portrait is based on a photograph taken in about 1900. Spence is wearing a black dress, extending to the neck, with crimped bodice and long sleeves. ...

### Michael Long and Simon Madden, 1989

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1989 of two Australian Rules football players from to the Melbourne-based Essendon club. On the left is Michael Long and on the right, Simon Madden. The photograph appears to have been taken on a training day at the Windy Hill ground in Essendon. The two players are both wearing ...