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Travelling abroad!!!
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  • Discipline: EFL
  • Topic: Travelling : Vacation? Job? or Studies?
  • Prior knowledge: A2 level
  • Age range: 13-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving, Well Being and Resilience
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Students learn about happiness and well being through giving to self, others, community and the environment. They plan, implement and reflect on their own acts of giving which they present to a panel of their parents, a peer, a teacher and community member.

  • Discipline: Cross disciplinary learning in English, Music, Science, Physical Education and Psychology
  • Topic: Giving to self, each other, community and the environment
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  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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What scares you the most?
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Horror fiction genre
  • Prior knowledge: Visual literacy, narrative structure, poetic devices
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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H2O
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Students learn about how their actions impact on water quality and how they can give to each other and to their environment. There is also a literacy component, focusing on writing information reports.

  • Discipline: Science and English
  • Topic: Water Sustainability/Giving
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  • Age range: 8-10
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Τα Μήλα
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  • Topic: Παραδοσιακό Ελληνικό Παιχνίδι
  • Prior knowledge: Το Κορόιδο
  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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FreeEaching--What's Freedom For?
FreeEaching--What's Freedom For?
Description:
  • Discipline: Life
  • Topic: Unfolding and Understanding the Black Box of You
  • Prior knowledge: All of what you have learned via gene and meme to date
  • Age range: Adult
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Road to Hospitality
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This course focuses on developing many of the skills necessary for both home entertainment and work in the hospitality industry.  It is centred on specific design breifs and students comple design folios as a record of their planning, investigation and evaluation activities.  Students will develop their food preparation and presentation skills using a wide variety of equipment and specific industry techniques.  Students will work in groups as a focus, sharing their designs with others.  they will also design a cafe in which they will plan, prepare and serve a variety of dishes for paying customers.

  • Discipline: Hospitality
  • Topic: Food and Hospitality 1
  • Prior knowledge: Basic food safety and hygiene, knowledge of how to follow a recipe.
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Memories!
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Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem fox provides students with the opportunity to define the term memory and explore how objects can be used as memory triggers. Students are explicitly taught the text type of personal narratives with the unit culminating in writing an autobiograhy scaffolded through Mem Fox's autobigraphy. Students experience first hand how memories can be recorded through people's stories (listening to guest speakers share their life story)and artefacts; visiting Canberra's historic Blundell's Cottage and St John's School House Museum.

  • Discipline: History and English
  • Topic: Stories, families, autobiographies, museums
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  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving by setting something free
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Students explore a text set in Vietnam, Fly Free, to develop their understanding of the power of giving, including random acts of kindness, and to improve their literacy skills, particularly in visual literacy.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Giving and Visual Literacy
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  • Age range: 8-9
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Kaizen - Global Connections
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Students participate in two rotations of enrichment activities, immersing themselves in self-selected activities from Japan. They reflect and report back to the class, sharing their experiences and vocabulary. The class discusses the cross-cultural connections between Australia and Japan through investigating geography, home, school and celebrations. They consolidate this information by writing an information report on Japan.

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment
  • Topic: Studies of Asia with a focus on cross cultural connections between Japan and Australia and the explicit teaching of writing an information report
  • Prior knowledge: Students at Bonython Primary School and Cluster Schools engage in Japanese classes as their focus language of study
  • Age range: 5-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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