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Toby jigsaw puzzle: assessment

Test your ability to complete a 2D jigsaw puzzle of twelve pieces. Look carefully at a photo of a puppy, then reassemble the picture by moving puzzle pieces and rotating them if necessary. Complete the puzzle in the fastest possible time, the least number of moves and without looking at the reference picture.

Interactive resource

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.

Interactive resource

Dragon temple: level 2 [Chinese]

Find your way through ancient temple grounds to a hidden treasure room. Solve word puzzles as you go. Identify components of Chinese characters and fit them together in the right order. Identify characters with similar components. Notice that characters are often formed from two or more basic characters. For example, the ...

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Samurai castle: Daimyo [Japanese]

Retrieve the precious treasures locked up in the Daimyo's castle. Solve kanji puzzles to elude the Samurai, explore the castle grounds and find the three Keys that unlock the treasure room of the castle. Identify kanji with similar components to pass unseen through guarded checkpoints. Recognise components of kanji and ...

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Samurai castle: Shogun [Japanese]

Retrieve the precious treasures locked up in the Shogun's castle. Solve kanji puzzles to elude the Samurai, explore the castle grounds and find the three Keys that unlock the treasure room of the castle. Identify kanji with similar components to pass unseen through guarded checkpoints. Recognise components of kanji and ...

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Amazing characters: level 2 [Chinese]

Solve word puzzles as you find a way through two mazes (a garden and a cave). Search for hidden keys engraved with Chinese characters. Find pairs of characters that look alike. Notice that a character may be formed from a base character plus extra strokes. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and ...

Interactive resource

Eco farm

Take on the role of farm manager. Discover the different habitats and communities found on farmland. Make decisions about the management of four areas on the farm (cropped and grazed paddocks, woodland remnants, dams and creeks) to increase profits while improving biodiversity. For example, you can choose to leave paddock ...

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Dragon temple: level 1 [Chinese]

Find your way through ancient temple grounds to a hidden treasure room. Solve word puzzles as you go. Identify components of Chinese characters and fit them together in the right order. Identify characters with similar components. Notice that characters are often formed from two or more basic characters. For example, the ...

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Pirate treasure hunt: eight challenges

Join forces with Pirate Jack. He needs your help to solve eight problems and find the hidden treasure. Use the map to work your way through the obstacles one by one and in the right order. Apply your maths and literacy skills to make sure you collect the correct item before tackling the next obstacle. For example, you’ll ...

Interactive resource

Amazing characters: level 1 [Chinese]

Solve word puzzles as you find a way through two mazes (a cave and a palace). Search for hidden keys engraved with Chinese characters. Find pairs of characters that look alike. Notice that a character may be formed from a base character plus extra strokes. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and ...

Interactive resource

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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Biography: Federation people: George Turner

Investigate the Victorian premier and Commonwealth treasurer George Turner's role in Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Turner: 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: ...

Video

Eventide and Westbrook Farm Home - Brisbane City Mission, 1950: Westbrook Farm Home

This black-and-white clip from 1950 is part of a promotional film made for the Westbrook Farm Home, a juvenile detention home for boys in Queensland. It opens with a long panning shot of the exterior of the sleeping quarters and cuts to shots of the superintendent and his wife, boys working on their vegetable plots, farm ...

Video

A Big Country - Gulf Battlers, 1982: A Cinderella station

This clip shows members of the Forshaw family working at Yeldham, their station near Burketown in Queensland not far south of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and in the makeshift family home during the wet season. Two of the daughters work with their goats in a stockyard. The camera pans to show the isolation of their home in ...

Collection

Betty Campbell joins the Women's Land Army

This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources chronicles the experiences of Betty Campbell, who joined the Australian Women's Land Army as an 18-year-old from the city during the Second World War. The collection is organised around eight of Campbell's postings - four in the field and four on the staff - from 1942 to ...

Teacher resource

Going places - unit of work

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

Teacher resource

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 ...

Collection

Extension of settlement in the Australian colonies

This is a collection of 26 digital curriculum resources focusing on the extension of settlement in the Australian colonies and the factors that influenced patterns of settlement. The resources are grouped into six categories - maps of the extension of settlement; the extension of penal settlements; exploration; pastoral ...

Image

First day at Saltwater Creek, 1942

This is an 82 mm x 58 mm black-and-white photograph showing six women in the Australian Women's Land Army relaxing on the back of a truck, including 18-year-old Betty Campbell (now Horne, second right). On the back of the photograph, which was taken in October 1942 using Campbell's Kodak Brownie camera, she wrote 'A crowd ...

Image

An asparagus gang

This is a posed 82 mm x 58 mm black-and-white photograph showing a group of 12 women in the Australian Women's Land Army who worked together at Saltwater Creek near Bathurst, New South Wales, in spring 1942 during the Second World War. The photograph includes 18-year-old Betty Campbell (now Horne, middle row on right), ...