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Students digging trenches at Ascot State School, Brisbane, 1942

This black-and-white photograph shows schoolchildren digging air-raid trenches in the grounds of Ascot State School in Brisbane, Queensland, on 24 January 1942. Working in the slit trenches, knee deep or deeper, the male students use picks and shovels to dig and remove the earth. A man digging with them on the right is ...

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Being an Aboriginal student in the 1960s

Listen to Stan Grant Snr, Marcia Langton and Sol Bellear as they share their school experiences. How would you describe what they experienced? How do their memories make you feel? Why do you think these things happened to them? And what effect do you think their experiences would have had on them?

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Stationery items

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian curriculum that introduces how to name, describe and share common classroom stationery items, and how to say how much they cost in euros. It focuses on simple descriptive texts (for example, 'La penna è rossa'), and on the questions 'Mi ...

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A teacher who always has a smile on his face

What makes a great teacher? Gunnar Furhmann is the teaching principal of Huntingdon Public School in NSW. Get to know Mr Furhmann and his students and find out what makes him special.

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Languages online: Indonesian section 11: 'What grade are you in?'

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces how to ask and say where people go to school and their year level. The activities are designed to support students to use the appropriate Indonesian phrases using model dialogues. Student activities include constructing phrases by listening ...

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Italian: units 13-24

These lesson plans, introduced by an overview mapping document, are twelve progressive units of work that constitute a beginner to intermediate course in Italian, covering themes such as the school system, describing people, literature, weather reports, cities, the planetary system, immigration, time and money. The plans ...

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First day jitters

What was the first day of school like for your parents? This clip shows a group of children arriving at school with their parents in 1974.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little ducks

A class of children join in a singing lesson on their first day of school in 1974. Watch and see how school has changed, and stayed the same, over time.

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Bell's gone!

School finishes for the day and parents are waiting to take their children home. Find out what school pickup time looked like in 1974.

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Animals in schools

The purpose of this web site is to assist schools to satisfy the requirements of the Animal Research Act 1985 (NSW) and the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. This advice applies to all schools of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, NSW Catholic Education Commission ...

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GeogSpace: year F - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Both illustrations are hands-on activities involving individuals and groups in structured play. Illustration 1 supports the creation of models of familiar places. Photographs are provided to ...

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GeogSpace: year 1 - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The resource focuses on the students' local area, but there is opportunity for some comparisons with other places. Illustration 1 explores three aspects of the concept of place by involving students ...

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How times change

This resource is a website supporting teachers and students of the Australian Curriculum: History in Year 1. Includes teacher support, curriculum connections and ready-to-use digital resources about the present, past and future and about differences between their own lives and those of people in the past.

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Growing up Roman

Imagine living in ancient Rome, when your father could decide whether you lived or died, sell you into slavery and decide who you would marry. Explore the dynamics of ancient Roman families, along with fascinating facts about housework, family pets, schooling and names.