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English Eating
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English Eating
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Quality

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Eating
  • Prior knowledge: Food health
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Learning by Design
Learning by Design
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Students will learn how to apply the STICI framework to both traditional and contempory artworks with the result of being able to apply it theoretically and practically.

  • Discipline: Visual Art
  • Topic: Analysing artworks using the STICI framework
  • Prior knowledge: Students have prior knowledge of the elements and would have had some exposure to famous artworks that they will be studying.
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Yr 9 Analysing Film
Yr 9 Analysing Film
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Analysing Film
  • Prior knowledge: Students are familiar with what a film is, and how to write a film review.
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΠΕΤΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΗ-ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΜΑΝΣΕΤΑΣ
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Μέσα από τη συγκεκριμένη μαθησιακή ενότητα οι μαθητές θα γνωρίσουν ένα από τα βασικά τεχνικά στοιχεία του αθλήματος της πετοσφαίρισης, τη μανσέτα. Με την εφαρμογή κατάλληλων μαθησιακών δραστηριοτήτων επιδιώκεται οι μαθητές να αφομοιώσουν και να εφαρμόσουν στην πράξη τα βασικά τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά της μανσέτας.

  • Discipline: ΕΚΜΑΘΗΣΗ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΜΑΝΣΕΤΑΣ
  • Topic: ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΑΓΩΓΗ - ΑΘΛΟΠΑΙΔΙΕΣ - ΠΕΤΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΗ
  • Prior knowledge: ΘΕΣΗ ΕΤΟΙΜΟΤΗΤΑΣ, ΒΑΣΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΤΑΚΙΝΗΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΟ ΧΩΡΟ, ΠΑΣΑ ΜΕ ΔΑΧΤΥΛΑ ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
  • Age range: 11-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Year 8 Biology
Year 8 Biology
Description:

An overview of a year 8 biology program of work

  • Discipline: Learning Module for Biology
  • Topic: multimodal learning, functional and authentic learning, collaborative learning
  • Prior knowledge: Students are familiar with animal and plant cells and cell divisions
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race
Description:
  • Discipline: Literacy, Numeracy, Health and Physical Education, Social Science
  • Topic: This learning element is about getting students to experience and complete challenges through an "Amazing Race" format where the students will visit a few countries.
  • Prior knowledge: Time (12 hour time), Money, Basic PE skills, Timetabling, How to source information, Basic location skills on world maps
  • Age range: 4-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Come On, Let's Celebrate!
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This unit will provide students with an in-depth and engaging examination of the diversity of the world they live in, and assist them to recognise the similarities and differences between individuals from other countries. The unit will expose students to celebrations and how differing countries have a diverse set of traditions and customs.

 

  • Discipline: SoSE, English and Visual Arts
  • Topic: Global Celebrations
  • Prior knowledge: experiences from and home and school of special events.
  • Age range: 5-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ταξιδεύοντας στο διάστημα με τον Μικρό Πρίγκιπα
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Σκοπός του προγράμματος είναι να γνωρίσουν τα παιδιά ότι η γη είναι  ένας πλανήτης που ανήκει σε ένα πλανητικό σύστημα, το οποίο αποτελείται και από άλλους πλανήτες, τον ήλιο, τη σελήνη, τους δορυφόροους, τα αστέρια. Να κατανοήσουν ότι η μέρα και η νύχτα εξαρτώνται από την κίνηση και τη θέση του πλανήτη σε σχέση με τον ήλιο και τη σελήνη. Επιπλέον να μπορούν τα παιδιά να περιγράφουν τη διαφορά του πλανήτη μας από τους άλλους.

το πρόγραμμα είναι πλήρως εναρμονισμένο με το Αναλυτικό πρόγρταμμα του Νηπιαγωγείου, καθώς στηρίζεται στις αρχές της διαθεματικότητας. Το πρόγραμμα εντάσσεται στη γνωστική περιοχή της Μελέτης Περιβάλλοντος και περιλαμβάνει  τα κεφάλαια "Ανθρωπογενές περιβάλλον και Αλληλεπίδραση" και " Φυσικό περιβάλλον και Αλληλεπίδραση".

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  • Topic: παιδί και φυσικό περιβάλλον, παιδί και διάστημα
  • Prior knowledge: δεν απαιτείται
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΣΤΗ ΖΩΗ
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Διαβάζοντας οι μαθητές δύο αριστουργήματα της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας, αναλύουν και ερμηνεύουν σύγχρονα περιβαλλοντικά,ψυχολογικά και κοινωνικά προβλήματα προσπαθώντας να δώσουν εναλλακτικές απαντήσεις.

  • Discipline: ΓΛΩΣΣΑ
  • Topic: ΜΟΜΠΙ ΝΤΙΚ-Ο ΓΕΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑ
  • Prior knowledge: ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΜΟΜΠΙ ΝΤΙΚ
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Movie making with shadow puppets
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This project aims to develop skills related to visual storytelling, visual design elements, research and expositiory writing, and scriptwriting  toward the development of a 30 second movie clip featuring shadow puppets. The topic of the movie is dinosaurs living in the province of Saskatchewan. The movie clip will be part of a greater film project produced by the Saskatchewan Filmpool called "The Great Saskatchewan Timeline" to be aired in early 2016. Funding for this project was provided by the Saskatchewan Arts Board which enabled collaboration with a visual artist and a film maker.

  • Discipline: English Language Arts
  • Topic: Literacy education through the arts
  • Prior knowledge: visual literacy
  • Age range: 14-19
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Preproduction package for multi-media projects
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The student will develop a pre-production packgage in preparation for a multimedia project of his/her own choice.

  • Discipline: English Language Arts
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  • Prior knowledge: Making a shadow puppet movie
  • Age range: 14-19
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Deaf Culture Exploration 1
Deaf Culture Exploration 1
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This three month study is the first in a year long study of literature focusing on the Deaf experience.  The upcoming year will explore the Deaf experience through graphic novel/comic book theory and structures, visual literacy and visual storytelling, a group novel study (El Deafo), individual novel studies,  and the creation of a graphic novel based on the Deaf experience.

  • Discipline: English 9/10A/21; Drama 10/20; Art 10/30; ASL 30; Career and Work Exploration 10
  • Topic: Identity: Foundational and personal stories
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 15-21
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Water, me and my environment
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Students learn about sustainability in their local area through the lens of 'giving' to each other, and to their environment. A literacy focus is embedded through writing an explanation text.

  • Discipline: Science and the Environment, English
  • Topic: Giving for a sustainable future
  • Prior knowledge: none
  • Age range: 5-8
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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ΕΜΠΡΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΜΙΑ ΥΓΙΕΙΝΗ ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΗ
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ΣΤΟΧΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΔΑΚΤΙΚΗΣ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ Η ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΗ ΚΑΙ Η ΣΥΝΕΙΔΗΤΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ ΕΚ ΜΕΡΟΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΜΑΘΗΤΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΥΓΙΕΙΝΗ ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΔΙΚΟΤΕΡΑ ΤΗ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΑΚΗ ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΓΛΩΣΣΙΚΗ ΑΠΟΨΗ Ο ΕΜΠΛΟΥΤΙΣΜΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΛΕΞΙΛΟΓΙΟΥ ΓΙΑ ΤΡΟΦΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΝΤΑΓΕΣ

  • Discipline: ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ
  • Topic: ΥΙΟΘΕΤΗΣΗ ΥΓΙΕΙΝΩΝΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΙΚΩΝ ΣΥΝΗΘΕΙΩΝ
  • Prior knowledge: ΘΕΜΑΤΙΚΟ ΛΕΞΙΛΟΓΙΟ ΚΑΙ ΙΚΑΝΟΤΗΤΑ ΝΑ ΜΙΛΟΥΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΡΟΦΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΣΟΤΗΤΕΣ
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Χαλκίδα, "όταν η πόλη που με μεγαλώνει γίνεται πυξίδα"
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Με την μαθησιακή αυτή ενότητα, στοχεύουμε να δώσουμε την ευκαιρία σε όλα τα παιδιά, μέσα από πολυδιάστατες δημιουργικές δραστηριότητες, να έρθουν σε επαφή με την ιστορία της πόλης τους και να καλλιεργήσουν το αίσθημα του "ανήκειν".

Τα παιδιά θα γνωρίσουν την πόλη του χτες και του σήμερα. Θα επισκεφτούν τα αξιοθέατα, θα έρθουν σε επαφή με ανθρώπους που ζουν και προσφέρουν υπηρεσίες σε αυτή, θα ταξιδέψουν στο παρελθόν και θα ανακαλύψουν την πόλη των προγόνων τους. Θα αναπτύξουν θετικές στάσεις για την πρόληψη και επίλυση περιβαλλοντικών προβλημάτων και θα επεξεργαστούν και θα ερμηνεύσουν πληροφορίες από διαφορετικού τύπου πηγές.

Μέσα από αυτή την εμπειρία θα αγαπήσουν την πόλη που μεγαλώνουν και ίσως αργότερα, σαν ενεργοί πολίτες, να δημιουργήσουν την πόλη που ονειρεύονται.

Η θεματικοί ενότητα και οι στόχοι έχουν επιλεγεί από το ΔΕΠΠΣ-ΑΠΣ και το Νέο Πρόγραμμα Σπουδών για το Νηπιαγωγείο.

  • Discipline: Προσωπική και Κοινωνική Ανάπτυξη, Μελέτη περιβάλλοντος
  • Topic: Χαλκίδα, το τοπικό περιβάλλον μου
  • Prior knowledge: Δεν απαιτείται
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Απο τις σπηλαιογραφίες,στον υπολογιστή
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  • Discipline: Μελέτη Περιβάλλοντος,ΤΠΕ, Γλώσσα,Μαθηματικά
  • Topic: Περιβάλλον & Τεχνολογία
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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"Οι τροχοί της χαράς και της ελπίδας"
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Μέσα από τα μαθήματα της γλώσσας και της φυσικής αγωγής, οι μαθητές θα προσεγγίσουν την έννοια της διαφορετικότητας των ατόμων με ειδικές ανάγκες.Η μαθησιακή αυτή ενότητα δημιουργήθηκε  με αφορμή το κείμενο " Η 5η Βασική αρχή των Δικαιωμάτων των Παιδιών"  στο βιβλίο της γλώσσας της 4ης Δημοτικού "Πετώντας με τις λέξεις" και τους Παραολυμπιακούς Αγώνες, ως θεματική ενότητα στο μάθημα της Φυσικής Αγωγής.

Δημιουργία: Τσαμοπούλου Χρύσα, Καρατζά Μαριάνθη, Φρατζεσκίδου Αγγελική (25ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο Χαλκίδας)

Επιστημονική και Παιδαγωγική καθοδήγηση: Μπλατσούκα Ευαγγελία (Σχολική Σύμβουλος της 2ης Περιφέρειας Δημ. Εκπαίδευσης Εύβοιας)

  • Discipline: Γλώσσα, Φυσική Αγωγή
  • Topic: Τα δικαιώματα των παιδιών με ιδιαιτερότητες και οι υποχρεώσεις μας απέναντι σε αυτά, Παραολυμπιακοί Αγώνες,
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  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Άξονας συμμετρίας
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Η ενότητα αυτή στοχεύει να εντοπίζουν οι μαθητές τον άξονα συμμετρίας, να αναγνωρίζουν τα συμμετρικά σχήματα, να σχεδιάζουν συμμετρικό σχήμα και να εφαρμόζουν στρατηγικές επίλυσης γεωμετρικών προβλημάτων.

Συγγραφή: Μαρία Κουτράκη, Κολέσια Χρυσούλα

Επιστημονική και παιδαγωγική καθοδήγηση: Άννα Ζουγανέλη

  • Discipline: Μαθηματικά - Αισθητική Αγωγή
  • Topic: Συμμετρία - Άξονας συμμετρίας
  • Prior knowledge: Διαισθητική γνώση των συμμετρικών σχημάτων.
  • Age range: 8-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Romeo and Juliet: Language, character and themes
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Students will explore Romeo and Juliet through visual and written texts. The will learn how to reference an essay about a Shakespearean Text, analyse characters, themes and write a literary criticism essay. The unit will culminate with a multimodal presentation.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: This learning element builds on existing knowledge and develops a deeper understanding of Shakespeare and why it is still an important text today. This learning element also builds on the student’s knowledge to create a literary essay.
  • Prior knowledge: Visual Literacy: Use of colour and lines Field, Mode and Tenor Previous knowledge of Shakespeare studying Macbeth in year 9 (see Macbeth: Marriage, Madness and Murder learning element
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Eyes of discovery
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Students take part in a research project that combines all the information literacy research techniques learnt at the beginning of the learning element. Students present their research in an appropriate format according to the structures and features of an information report.

  • Discipline: Literacy and ICT and SOSE
  • Topic: Information Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Difference between fiction and non fiction, some structures of a non fiction text, some research techniques using books and the internet.
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Australian Gold Rush
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This learning element provides students with opportunties to develop a better understanding of Australian history, gold, gold mining, laws, taxes, immigration, decision-making, resources, social justice and capitalism.

  • Discipline: SOSE, Literacy, ICT, Mathematics, Health, Science, Technology and the Arts.
  • Topic: Australian history, laws, taxes, immigration, decision-making, resources, social justice, capitalism.
  • Prior knowledge: Students are familiar with, or have skills in: role-playing real life experiences – through Play Real Game, ICT skills (Internet research and presentation), The Information Literacy process, Cooperative skills
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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A Beautiful Find. Sculpture with found objects.
A Beautiful Find. Sculpture with found objects.
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In this Learning Element students learn to make sculptures from a range of materials. They learn to name basic 2-D and 3-D shape and apply this knowledge when describing their work.

  • Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Topic: Drawing, sculpture, oral language, Mathematics
  • Prior knowledge: Students have participated in a range of Visual Arts activities at school which have focussed on working in two-dimensions.
  • Age range: 5-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring the Spirit of Australia through the Windows of Time
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This learning element focuses on the stories of Indigenous Australians and ANZACs. The diversity of storytelling will lead students to discuss the diversity of all Australians. Students will consider the value of tolerance and will have opportunities to show tolerance in the classroom.

  • Discipline: English, the arts and social sciences
  • Topic: In this learning element students will explore the stories of Indigenous Australians and ANZACs. Students will investigate the variety of ways that one can tell a story and thus consider the diversity of Australians.
  • Prior knowledge: Exposure to stories and to some of the metalanguage of narratives.
  • Age range: 1-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Let's Get Physical
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  • Discipline: Health
  • Topic: Maintaining a healthy body
  • Prior knowledge: nil
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Becoming An Author
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In this learning element, students will learn about the structural and grammatical features of narrative texts through retells. As part of a two week retell focus, they will spend two weeks at a time studying in depth the orientation, complication and series of events, and resolution of a chosen text.

On completion of the retell aspect of the element, students will apply what they have learnt to become authors and create their own narrative texts.

  • Discipline: Literacy
  • Topic: Retell and narrative writing
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  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Lifecycle of Plants, Healthy Eating and Persuasive Texts
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  • Discipline: Science, Technology & Literacy
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  • Age range: 7-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Plants, Healthy Eating and Writing to Persuade
Plants, Healthy Eating and Writing to Persuade
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  • Age range: Adult
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Bonython; the man, suburb and school
Bonython; the man, suburb and school
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  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: How history records important events and people
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  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Surfing the Solar System
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In this unit, students engage in personalised, self-directed learning experiences about the solar system. Through the use of explicit teaching and capacity matrices, students persue areas of interest such as space explorers, advancements in technology which have aided space exploration, the planets of the solar system and develop their scientific enquiry skills.

 

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: Space
  • Prior knowledge: Knowledge that the Moon orbits the Earth, that Earths rotation causes day and night
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Cause and effect: An investigation into our responsibility to care for native Australian fauna
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A study of various Australian animals, their characteristics, threats to these animals and our responsibility to care for and protect all animals.

How can we care for and take responsibility for our Australian fauna?  What are the characteristics and distinguishing features of different Australian animals?  What are the threats to our native Australian animals and how can we preserve these animals?

  • Discipline: Studies Of Society and the Environment (SOSE), English and Visual Arts
  • Topic: Australian Fauna: Introducing Australian animals, Classifying Australian animals, Excursion to the National Zoo and Aquarium, Threats to Australian animals, Taking responsibility to care for Australian animals
  • Prior knowledge: Students will be familiar with common Australian animals from their own personal experiences with zoos, animals seen in the wild and/or even those deceased animals that they see on the side of the road.
  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Featuring Feathers, Fur, Fins and Flora: 1-2
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This unit, entitled, "Featuring Feathers, Fur, Fins and Flora will investigate the classifications and relationships between animals, plants and humans within Australia. Emphasis is placed on stages of the life cycle, similarities and differences between plants and animals and the effect humans have on the evolution and survival of living things.

This unit links English, Science and Geography within the Ausrtalian curriculium. Students will identify, compare and contrast different types of flora, fauna and animals within Australia. Students will learn about sustainability and the importance of it. They will also visit the National Zoo and Aquarium.

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: Australian Flora and Fauna
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  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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We Remember
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In this unit, students learn about the 100 year anniversary of Gallipoli / ANZAC Day. Students will investigate the roles of significant people in the ANZAC story, learn about local significant monuments, landmarks and countries involved in WWI.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: 100 Year Anniversary of Gallipoli- ANZAC Day
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  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Featuring Feathers, Fur, Fins and Flora: 3-4
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This unit, entitled "Featuring Feathers, Fur, Fins and Flora", will investigate the classifications and relationships between animals, plants and human beings within Australia. Emphasis is placed on stages of the life cycle, similarities and differences between plants and animals and the effect humans have on the evolution and survival of living things.

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: Australian Flora and Fauna
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  • Age range: 8-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Ways of being
Ways of being
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This learning element provides opportunities to explore the ideas that:

  • Aboriginal English is a valid, expressive and potent statement of Aboriginal identity
  • cultural identity is strongly expressed and developed through shared language and stories
  • maintaining cultural identity is very important to Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous culture does not have to be seen as either ‘traditional’ or ‘contemporary’, that ‘old ways’ can be expressed in new ways.
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  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring Australia's history and people, present and future, from a values based perspective
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This learning element supports students to explore Australia's past, present and future from a multicultural and values prespective. It has multiliteracies and higher order thinking focus.

  • Discipline: English/SOSE
  • Topic: Australian History
  • Prior knowledge: PEC Paragraphs, Identity and basic understanding of Australian geography and history
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring change through seminar presentations
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What makes a  good speech. Cause and effects of change in our society.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Exploring motivational figures and their change through seminar presentations
  • Prior knowledge: Exploring and constructing images and the narrative beneath Unlocking the Writer in You Shakin' it up Understanding racism and prejudice through literature
  • Age range: 10-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Analysing cultural perceptions and attitudes towards beauty
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This is a literacy based learning element with a focus on developing awareness and understanding of the cultural and social factors that influence individual perspectives.   

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: aesthetics, visual literacy and constructing an argument
  • Prior knowledge: narrative structure, visual images and critical literacy, essay writing
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Poetry for year 8
Poetry for year 8
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  • Discipline: Lteracy
  • Topic: Poetry
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  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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My Generation: Themes of Youth in Poetry
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This topic will enable students to respond to, analyse, discuss and create poetry that reflects and celebrates ideas of youth with reference to specific themes of drug use, love, everyday life and, ultimately, death.


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  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Textiles and Fashion
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The Textiles and Fashion unit is one of the 10 week rotations that students experience within the Arts and Technology during Years 7 & 8.

  • Discipline: The Textiles and Fashion unit is one of the 10 week rotations that students experience within the Arts and Technology during Years 7 & 8.
  • Topic: This learning element explores students’ own fashion choices, types of materials and how to design, make, market and evaluate textile items.
  • Prior knowledge: Elements and Principles of Design
  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Water
Water
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In this unit students learn about the distribution, use and management of water around the globe. As a case study, students learn about how water is used in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam and contrast this with water availability and use in Australia. Students will explore where our local water comes from and what we can do as responsible local residents to protect our safe water supply. We will also explore the consumption of bottled water and its effects on the environment, and how to present our learning on a concept map.

  • Discipline: Geography
  • Topic: Water Distribution, Use & Management
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  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Voices in the Park By Anthony Brown
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This Learning Element examines the picture book 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne through Visual Literacy and Critical Literacy lenses.

They explore visual and linguistic features of the text to develop their literacy and thinking skills.

  • Discipline: Literacy, Art and Drama
  • Topic: Students will explore visual and linguistic features of ‘Voices in the Park’ to develop their literacy and thinking skills. Students will also explore stereotypes, relationships and telling a story from another point of view.
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have some knowledge about parks and their purpose and deep knowledge of linguistic features of texts.
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Using the Four Resources model to examine the picture book; Run, Hare, Run!
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A unit of work, which utilises Critical and Visual Literacies to examine the text Run, Hare, Run! By John Winch.

 

  • Discipline: Information Literacy, Arts, English
  • Topic: Visual and Critical Literacy, Animal Welfare
  • Prior knowledge: Many varied literacy experiences from home, class and library lessons.
  • Age range: 3-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Understanding values through Japanese, Russian, French and New Zealand culture
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Students will learn about many children from all over the world. They will focus on learning about children from Japan, New Zealand, France and Russia. They will explore literature, language studies and cultural activities such as dance, food, games and

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment, English and Literacy
  • Topic: A cultural study of Japan, New Zealand, France and Russia to build students' understanding, respect and tolerance of the range of cultures in society.
  • Prior knowledge: Thinking tools such as Venn diagrams and PMIs
  • Age range: 6-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Understanding stereotypes and conformity
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In this unit students will explore the role that stereotypes have in our society and the way that  they influence behaviour.    They will analyse and construct texts that explore this notion.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: narrative
  • Prior knowledge: Exploring images and the narrative beneath, Understanding Racism through literature
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Teaching Peacemaking
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This learning element investigates human rights, tolerance, and understanding and working with the many different peoples in our world.

  • Discipline: English, Studies of Society and the Environment, PE and Health, the Arts, Technology and Maths
  • Topic: This learning element investigates human rights, tolerance, and understanding and working with the many different peoples in our world.
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  • Age range: 5-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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SUPERHEROES
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Language skills and critical literacy

 

  • Discipline: English, Art and Studies of Society and the Environment
  • Topic: Language skills and critical literacy
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  • Age range: 3-4
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley
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In this learning element students explore the features of ‘The Short and Incredibly happy Life of Riley’ by Colin Thompson to develop their literacy, emotional literacy, thinking skills and Values Education.

  • Discipline: Literacy, Personal Development, Emotional Literacy
  • Topic: In this learning element students explore the features of ‘The Short and Incredibly happy Life of Riley’ by Colin Thompson to develop their literacy, emotional literacy, thinking skills and Values Education.
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Sensory Poems
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Students review sensory details and learn how to incorporate them into poetry for dramatic effect.  Students use sensory details to change the mood of their poems.

  • Discipline: Language Arts
  • Topic: Poetry
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  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Seasons and Celebrations in Japan - A language and cultural study
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Students will learn how to talk about weather and seasons in Japanese. They will explore seasonal events in Australia and Japan noticing, comparing and reflecting on culture.

  • Discipline: Languages: Japanese
  • Topic: This is a cultural and language study of weather, seasons and seasonal events in Japan.
  • Prior knowledge: Students know how to read and write in Hiragana, how to form simple questions, statements and commands and invitations including acceptance and refusal. They have learnt how to use present and past tense, adjectives.
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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