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Algebra 1
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Algebra 1 uses 'think of a number' activities as a context for representing structure in words, pictures and mathematical symbols

Boxes and dots are used to give a visual representation of the structure of a repeated arithmetic task

This is used to help students build their understanding of the basic conventions for using algebraic symbols

On the way students explore the concept of algebraic equivalence

  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Topic: Algebra
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  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Wonder of Water
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Students learn about what water is, the different forms of water, how we use water and how we can save water. They create posters to persuade others to save water and focus on literacy through The Waterhole by Graeme Base.

  • Discipline: Science, English & Environmental Studies
  • Topic: Water & Sustainability
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have a wide variety of experiences with water both at home and at school.
  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Sustainability
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Students develop an understanding of water management on personal, school and community levels through auditing their use of water. They also gain knowledge about the impact of weather patterns on water conservation. Through science experiments students develop inquiry skills. The unit also encompasses development of expositions and information report genres.

  • Discipline: Science, English and Environmental Studies
  • Topic: Water, sustainability, weather patterns, natural disasters
  • Prior knowledge: Water cycle
  • Age range: 11-12
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Finances and Teenagers
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This unit builds on students existing knowledge of Government responsibilities, mobile phones, basic economics, banks and credit institutions, budgeting and taxation.

  • Discipline: Integrated English/SOSE
  • Topic: Financial Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Mobile phone plans, bugeting, taxation
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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TEACHING REFRACTION AND SNELL'S LAW
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We (Constantina Stefanidou and Aristotelis Gkiolmas, physicists) wish to teach the Snell's Law concerning the Refraction of Light, in an-hour-section to the Students of the Third Class of the Greek Gymnasium. The school is The 3rd Public Gymnasium of Vyronas, Athens, GREECE.

  • Discipline: PHYSICS
  • Topic: OPTICS
  • Prior knowledge: GENERAL PROPERTIES OF LIGHT AND ITS PROPAGATION IN VARIOUS MEDIA
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Saving, spending and budgeting: Money in real life contexts
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Throughout the learning element students explore what money is and realise that it is more than just notes and coins.  Students understand that income is often limited and that individuals have to plan or budget to purchase things that they want and need. Using their understanding of money, students critique and assign value to artwork according to its quality and presentation. 

  • Discipline: Financial Literacy/Numeracy/Literacy/Visual Arts
  • Topic: Saving, spending and budgeting money
  • Prior knowledge: Identification of notes and coins
  • Age range: 8-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Migrant Experience
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This unit of work was developed for the the AGQTP History Project.  It uses ICTs to look at a period of Australian History which was influential in shaping our modern nation.   

 

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Post World War II Immigration
  • Prior knowledge: Overview of WW I, The Depression and WWII
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Behind the mask
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Students will learn about the elements of design.  Then they will learn about 3D Arts and ceramics techniques.  Students will learn about Asian theatre masks, how they are used and what they mean in Asian cultures. Students will apply their understanding and knowledge of elements of design and 3D arts and ceramics techniques to design make and appraise a mask that represents a part of themselves.

  • Discipline: Arts / Technology
  • Topic: 3D Art and Ceramics
  • Prior knowledge: 2D Art
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Women in WWII
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This learning element introduces students to facts about American women in World War II. Students will be introduced to new vocabulary and get informed about the history of WWII in the USA.

  • Discipline: TEFL - READING
  • Topic: WORLD WAR II
  • Prior knowledge: B2-C1 level reading skills, basic historical facts about WWII
  • Age range: Adult
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Puberty Blues
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The unit "Puberty Blues" develops an understanding of the physical, social and emotional changes that take place during puberty and beyond.  Students will be exposed to changes in thier family and cultural group, gebder stereotypes and reflect on thier personal views and worth.

  • Discipline: Health
  • Topic: Puberty
  • Prior knowledge: Similarities and difference between others, physcial changes since birth, major body parts and functions
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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