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Languages online: memory game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive memory game in which a player must find up to six matching pairs of cards arranged in two rows. Students can create text, pictures or sounds on each row of cards. They can customise the look and sound of the game. Also included are five files for students and teachers ...

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Spinifex research

What does spinifex grass contain that might prove useful in modern buildings? Watch this clip and discover how Aboriginal knowledge, combined with Western science, is unlocking the potential of spinifex. Find out about this natural resource and how it could become a new, sustainable material for the building industry.

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Cooking food in the past and present

How might your family cook without electricity or gas? See what some kitchens of people from long ago looked like. Discover ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people cook some food.

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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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What's for lunch on the first day of school?

It's Shelley's first day of school and her mum shows her what's packed in her lunch box. Find out what school lunches looked like 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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Primary history: historical inquiry - interpreting and analysing historical documents

These seven learning activities focus on interpreting and analysing historical documents using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers assist ...

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Primary history: presentation

These seven learning activities focus on presentation using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware) and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers ask students to present their historical ...

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Primary Connections: Look! Listen!

This comprehensive teacher resource explores sources of light and sound, how they are produced and how light and sound travel. The role of light and sound in our lives and our community is developed through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Eight structured lessons are included, with comprehensive ...

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Primary Connections: Schoolyard safari

This comprehensive teacher resource explores the external features of small animals and how their features help them survive in their habitats, through a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. Investigations into how a range of small animals move, feed and protect themselves are conducted, and comparisons ...

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Primary Connections: Bend it! Stretch it!

This comprehensive teacher resource focuses on how everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways including bending and stretching. Students explore ways that every day materials and objects can be changed, they experiment with bending and folding, stretching and scrunching, wetting and drying out. They ...

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Primary Connections: Dinosaurs and more

This comprehensive teacher resource focuses on the relationships between form and function for living things, using the context of prehistoric animals. Students explore the skeletons and external features of prehistoric and modern animals and relate this to where they lived, they then examine teeth and identify how this ...

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Group membership: belonging

Meet a group of Australians and find out their backgrounds. Group them according to gender, languages spoken, jobs or transport used. Explore other ways to group the people. Describe how such groups can be a useful way to understand a community. Consider how some people may belong to more than one group or have characteristics ...

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Group membership: opinions and attitudes

Meet a group of Australians and find out about their backgrounds. Group them according to their interests, local and national concerns. Explore other ways to group the people. Describe how such groups can be a useful way to understand a community. Consider how some people may belong to more than one group or have characteristics ...

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Comparing fractions: strategies: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Comparing fractions: strategies: assessment' (L9771). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the interpretation of student input related to comparing fractions and deciding which pair of fractions is larger, ...

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Merrepen, 2005: The other side of the river

This clip shows Marrfurra, a local artist, talking about the history and the present-day life of the Nauiyu Nambiyu community (formerly known as the Daly River Mission) in the Northern Territory. There is footage of the Daly River, and women collecting bush tucker and working in the Merrepen Arts Centre. Marrfurra talks ...

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Using 'School canteen' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of teachers discussing the use of an interactive digital curriculum resource from the 'School canteen' series to develop students' multiplication skills. We also see the year 5-6 students using the resource on an interactive whiteboard, and working in small groups and individually. ...

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Kakadu rock art

This is a colour photograph of Indigenous rock art in the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. At the top are representations of three Creation Ancestors known as Namondjok, Namarrgon and Barrginj. Below them is a group of men and women, decorated with stripes. The images depicted can all be clearly seen in some detail.

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We of the Never Never, 1982: 'Some bush of their own'

This clip shows Jeannie Gunn (Angela Punch McGregor) and her husband Aeneas (Arthur Dignam) sitting under the stars with two stockmen (John Jarratt and Martin Vaughan) and an Aboriginal man they refer to as Goggle Eye (Donald Blintner), who sits at a distance from them as they engage in a discussion about the origin of ...