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Epidemic diseases in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into eight disease categories - influenza; tuberculosis; diphtheria; poliomyelitis; smallpox; whooping cough; measles; and bubonic plague. Some of these occurred in huge epidemics such as the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19. Some, such as bubonic plague, ...

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Aches and pains: colds and flu

Look at how colds affect people over a week or more; two to three weeks for flu. Find out which viruses cause colds and flu, and how people develop immunity. Learn how the viruses spread, and how symptoms can be helped. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 5

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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Relenza Zanamivir influenza drug, 2004

These are packaged doses of the Relenza Zanamivir influenza drug, with an inhaler, a white screw-cap plastic bottle and a blue-and-white cardboard storage box, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Australia, in 2004. The bottle originally held five rotadisk blister packages of Relenza, each holding four doses of Relenza in ...

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Feverish activity stops dengue's spread

Why have the number of cases of dengue fever in Australia quadrupled in recent years? The disease is spread by mosquitoes, so will injecting the 'Wolbachia' bacterium into mosquitoes solve the problem? Follow the scientists on the case.

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Why vaccinate?

The human immune system's role is to deal with the threat of infection. However, sometimes the immune system fails to stop an infection that can lead to disease. Vaccines are used to prevent some diseases. Discover how a vaccine helps the immune system respond to the threat of infection. Find out why vaccination is a controversial ...

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New developments [includes spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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New developments [no spoken instructions]

Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

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Selling: soft drinks

Boost the sales of a soft drink company. Survey people aged under 16. Choose ingredients for a new soft drink to fit in with survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Design labelling for a new soft drink can to fit in with market research results. Make a promotional sign that will appeal to the target audience. Check ...

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Selling: chocolate

Boost the sales of a chocolate company. Survey people aged under 16. Choose ingredients for a new chocolate bar to fit in with the survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Design labelling for a new chocolate wrapper to fit in with market research results. Make a promotional sign that will appeal to the target audience. ...

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Selling: biscuits

Boost the sales of a biscuit company. Survey people aged between 16 and 24. Choose ingredients for a new biscuit to fit in with survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Answer questions about packaging by referring to graphics. Design labelling for a packet of biscuits to fit in with market research results. Make ...

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Reacting to emergencies

Operate controls for a simulated nuclear reactor. Regulate coolant flow and position of control rods. Respond to mechanical failures and other emergencies. Ensure safe operation and avoid a meltdown. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

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Aches and pains: stomach pains

Look at common causes of tummy pains: gastroenteritis, constipation, food poisoning and appendicitis. Learn how to deal with mild tummy pains. Know when you need to get help from a doctor. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

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Biography: Federation people: David Syme

Investigate newspaper editor and proprietor David Syme's role in Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Syme: 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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'On nights like this' by Josephine Rowe

'On nights like this' by Josephine Rowe is a poem in which the narrator summons memories of her absent mother captured in unhappy domestic situations. Thoughts of her mother feeding the rabbits on a cold winter's night is the one memory the narrator finds the 'nicest'. The poem is presented in a white box on a black background ...

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'Untitled' ('Poem for a journey') by Anna Dunnill

'Untitled' ('Poem for a journey') by Anna Dunnill evokes the speaker's state of grief and indecision and then imagines the slow and painful movement towards healing and renewal. The poem is laid out as a single column, surrounded by clean white swirling lines growing up against a black background.

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'The time I leapt into the sky ...' by Wanyima Wighton

'The time I leapt into the sky ...' by Wanyima Wighton is a short fiction in which the narrator describes taking flight interposed with memories of childhood - the adventures, games and imaginings. The piece is on a single page in two columns.

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'Timeless' by Benjamin Teicher

In the allegorical short story 'Timeless' by Benjamin Teicher, Walter, an old clock repairman, contemplates his future as the world prepares for time to stop. On a house call to fix an antique grandfather clock, Walter learns from its owner that scientists have developed a machine that will cause time to stop in the near ...

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Creative writing with 'Dream machine' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides information about and links to the TLF learning object 'Dream machine'. Chris McLennan describes how 'Dream machine' helped her students improve their descriptive writing by exploring the meaning and use of similes: