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Franklin River Journey, 1980: Attraction of the wilderness

This clip shows amateur botanist Antonius Moscal rafting down the Franklin River in south-western Tasmania in 1980. In voice-over, actor John Bluthnal translates Moscal and quotes him as he reflects on his attraction to the wilderness and his philosophy and attitudes to nature and God. A soundtrack of haunting liturgical ...

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Tom Keneally's pluralist society

Thomas Keneally says in this interview that experiences of people from pluralist societies, like Jimmie Blacksmith and children of migrants, make for great stories. Why do you think this is?

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The Metrix: mass

Measure the mass of a drinking water container required to fit into the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: capacity 2

Add the amount of explosive powder required to ignite the Metrix spacecraft, to its fuel tank. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 tools within the series.

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The Metrix: decimals: volume

Measure the volume of a drinking water container needed for the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: decimals: area 2

Stake your claim on a newly discovered planet's most appropriate area of landmass. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects

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Garage beat: media release

Find out the background of a garage band. Build a media release to promote the band. Use a model structure and sample text to build publicity material. Include opinion adjectives such as 'fantastic' and 'valuable'. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Take a deep breath

Watch what happens inside the human body during physical activity. Look at diagrams of the human circulatory and respiratory systems. Explore the functions of major organs and tissues. Examine animations showing how a person breathes and how the heart pumps blood around the body. Predict the effects of walking or running ...

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Rainforest: make signs

Make signs to give information about places of interest in a rainforest. Make signs about four topics: temperate rainforest; forest floor; tree ferns; and tree goannas. Use sample text to build your own signs: heading; opening paragraph; two facts; and a conclusion. Find the locations you have described on a map. Take photos ...

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Responsible fishing in Western Australia: write an article

Go fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example, ...

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World heritage: Kakadu information display

Look at descriptions of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. Help a park ranger to sort facts and pictures for an information display. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build a description for visitors. Include sections on the park's location, wildlife and cultural importance.

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Visit us: tourist information website

Explore facts about towns and tourist attractions in Central Western New South Wales. Build information reports for a tourism website. Use a model text structure and images to build information reports about Western Plains Zoo, Warrumbungle Range and Parkes. Choose titles, words and images that suit your audience and support ...

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Kanji whiz: balloon

Explore three structures of kanji. Classify kanji appearing on a series of balloons and stamp each kanji according to its structure. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Play the challenge game and sort kanji by structure. This learning object is the first in ...

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Kanji whiz: kite

Explore six structures of kanji. Classify kanji appearing on a series of kites and stamp each kanji according to its structure. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Play the challenge game and sort kanji by structure. This learning object is the second in a series ...

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Kanji whiz: hanetsuki

Explore ten possible structures of kanji. Look at the structure of kanji appearing on shuttlecocks. Break up each kanji into two parts and classify its structure. Continue to break up the kanji into smaller components if possible. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. ...

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Sea rescue: plotting the course

Help a rescue crew to reach a sinking boat. Make a chart to guide the crew. Check the meaning of symbols, place them on a map and complete a key. Mark danger spots such as an oyster bed and submerged rock. Use the map to steer a safe course.

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Kanji whiz

Explore the structures of kanji on balloons, kites or hanetsuki (shuttlecocks). Match structures to simple or compound kanji choosing from three, six or ten structures. Identify the structures correctly to earn points. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Try ...

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Biography: Federation people: George Leake

Investigate George Leake's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Leake: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

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Design a layout: magazine: assessment

Test your understanding of how visual elements in a magazine page affect reader response. Compare a poorly created magazine page layout with a good page layout and identify how the visual elements in the good layout work better to convey meaning to the reader. Explore how the style, size, colour and placement of images, ...

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Write an article: responsible fishing: assessment

Assess your ability to write an article. Research fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to ...