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Developing Business Skills
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This learning element focuses on financial and business skills needed to run an enterprise.

Through this unit they will learn about goods and services in relation to needs and wants, rights and responsibilities, budgeting and advertising.

This content will provide students with the skills to create their own enterprise.  To create a successful enterprise students will utilise multimodal advertising to persuade consumers to purchase their good or service.

  • Discipline: SOSE
  • Topic: Enterprise
  • Prior knowledge: Maths Skills
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Super Savers
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This learning element addresses the use of money in the younger years. It builds the concepts of earning, saving and spending money.  It also develops an understanding of the value of Australian notes and coins.  Students work in groups and are taught to value group members' contrubutions to achieving a group goal.

 

  • Discipline: Financial Literacy/Numeracy
  • Topic: Understanding saving and spending money
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have seen how money is used in society.
  • Age range: 7-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Painting with Words
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The learning element examines different styles of poetry. Students will examine ballads, free verse and literary devices. Their final assessment piece will be a poetry anthology that combines everything they've learnt throughout the unit.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Poetry
  • Prior knowledge: Some literary devices, PEC paragraph
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Japanese Textiles
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In this unit the students will look at traditional Japanese dress, fashion sub cultures, fabrics, traditional and modern dyeing techniques.  The students will identify the features of traditional Japanese costume and understand how it can be transformed into contemporary garment designs.  During the unit the students will learn traditional dyeing methods and will apply their understanding of traditional Japanese design through the construction of a Japanese inspired cushion. 

  • Discipline: Textiles Technology
  • Topic: Japanese textiles and fabric colouration
  • Prior knowledge: Junior Textiles; elements of design
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Australia and Its People
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This unit provides a snapshot of Australia through aspects of its geography, history and contemporary society on a state by state basis.  Each week students participate in the same activities with a different state as the focus.

  • Discipline: SOSE
  • Topic: Australian Geography, History and Contemporary Society
  • Prior knowledge: Socratic Circle
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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What a Load of Rubbish!
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This five week unit aims to develop an informed and practical understanding of the problems of waste in both the local community and the wider world.  Students will be encouraged to research and adopt positive actions to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, culminating in the implementation of school wide waste recycling program. Narrative and information texts will be used as vehicles to introduce and explore the theme.

  • Discipline: Environmental Education
  • Topic: Recycling
  • Prior knowledge: A range of knowledge about the concept of reduce, reuse, recycle. Narrative structure.
  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Predicting Nonfiction
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Gradual release of the predicting process is used with nonfictional texts. 

  • Discipline: Language Arts
  • Topic: Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Prior knowledge: This is the first of six comprehension strategies.
  • Age range: 12-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Diversity in Pop Culture
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This unit is designed to be used with Quest Atlantis and in conjunction with the reading the graphic novel American Born Chinese.  

This LBD is for use with both Quest Atlantis and the book American Born Chinese.  For those who do not use Quest Atlantis, the activities can be modified for use outside the 3-D gaming environment.

  • Discipline: Language Arts
  • Topic: diversity
  • Prior knowledge: paragraph writing
  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Peacemaker: Our Miniature Earth
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This learning element looks at issues such as education, race, wealth, poverty and hunger through a simulation based on Our Miniature Earth, developed by World Vision.

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment
  • Topic: World inequality
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  • Age range: 9-11
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Healthy Choices
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Healthy Choices
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Community awareness of nutrition, lifestyle, functions of body systems and exercise is growing. Students will learn about personal wellbeing and how lifestyle choices influence emotional, social and physical health development. 

Food labelling and dietary information provide us with the opportunity to make choices in our diet. Certain ingredients and food additives present in our food can impact our health and wellbeing.


  • Discipline: English and HPE
  • Topic: Healthy lifestyles, food etc
  • Prior knowledge: Children are aware of the need to eat healthy foods and our classes do daily exercise.
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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