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Utopia
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This learning element explores the major events of modern Australian History that impacted on the indigenous population.  It follows the journey of Emily Kngwarreye, a renowned artist, and analyses the impact of events on her life.

  • Discipline: SOSE
  • Topic: Modern Indigenous Australia
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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A Bug’s Life A Study of Mini Beasts
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  • Discipline: Science, SOSE
  • Topic: Mini-beasts and their life cycles
  • Prior knowledge: Students have seen, played with and captured Minibeasts. Students have watched fictional and non-fictional videos about Minibeasts.
  • Age range: 1-2
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring and Constructing Images and the Narrative Beneath
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This learning element explores comics, their narrative structure and how visuals, particularly through the use of symbols, are used to represent complex ideas.

  • Discipline: English, Literacy and Visual Arts
  • Topic: Narrative, visual representations and visual literacy in comics
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Breaking out of the Reading Cocoon
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This is a unit of work that integrates the Four Resources Framework while incorporating some of the features of the Jolly Phonics program within an early childhood setting.

  • Discipline: Literacy and English
  • Topic: The aim of this unit of work is to encourage kindergarten students to view themselves as readers of 'real texts'.
  • Prior knowledge: Students know that print carries a message and rely mainly on topic knowledge and pictures when 'reading' texts.
  • Age range: 5-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ensino ao paciente
ensino ao paciente
Description:

aplicação das habilidades de didática para o ensino ao paciente no sentido de promover seu empoderamento e suas habilidades de autocuidado

  • Discipline: pesquisa e prática de ensino
  • Topic: plano de aula
  • Prior knowledge: didática
  • Age range: 20-50
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΓΛΩΣΣΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΗ
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Η μαθησιακή ενότητα αναφέρεται στην ευκαιρία που δίνεται στα παιδιά μέσα από διάφορες δημιουργικές δραστηριότητες να μάθουν την ιστορία τη τέχνης και πιο συγκεκριμένα του κουκλοθέατρου. Μέσα απο το κουκλοθέτρο μαθαίνουν να περπατούν στους δρόμους της τέχνης!Θα τους δοθεί η ευκαιρία να γίνουν ηθοποιοί,συγγραφεές,καλλιτέχνες!

  • Discipline: Γνωρίζουμε την τέχνη μέσα σπό το κουκλοθέατρο
  • Topic: Το κουκλοθέατρο
  • Prior knowledge: Δεν απαιτείται
  • Age range: 4-5
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΤΡΩΩ ΣΩΣΤΑ ΖΩ ΚΑΛΑ
ΤΡΩΩ ΣΩΣΤΑ ΖΩ ΚΑΛΑ
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  • Discipline: ΓΛΩΣΣΑ
  • Topic: ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΗ
  • Prior knowledge: ΔΕ ΧΡΕΙΑΖΕΤΑΙ
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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What a Load of Rubbish!
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A six week learning element that concentrates on waste management through the 3-Rs; reduce, reuse, recycle. The learning element introduces and analyses the concept of sustainability particulary focusing on reducing waste through recycling. Information reports will be used as a vehicle to explore and communicate concepts.

  • Discipline: Environmental Education, English, Mathematics, Science
  • Topic: Research, read and write about recycling and sustainabliity
  • Prior knowledge: A range of understandings and experiences regarding reduce, reuse, recycle. Knowledge of writing information reports.
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Year 9 History Overview
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The following content is taught as part of an overview for the historical period. It is not intended to be taught in depth. An overview will constitute approximately 10% of the total teaching time for the year. Overview content identifies important features of the period (1750 – 1918) as part of an expansive chronology that helps students understand broad patterns of historical change. As such, the overview provides the broader context for the teaching of depth study content and can be built into various parts of a teaching and learning program. This means that overview content can be used to give students an introduction to the historical period; to make the links to andbetween the depth studies, and to consolidate understanding through a review of the period.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Year 9 Australian Curriculum Overview
  • Prior knowledge: Year 7 and 8 History
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving in Year 9
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Students learn about happiness and well being through giving to self, others, community and the environment.

  • Discipline: Personal Development and Health Education
  • Topic: Giving to self, each other, community and the environment
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving in Year 10
Giving in Year 10
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Students learn about happiness and well being through giving to self, others, community and the environment.

  • Discipline: Personal Development and Health Education
  • Topic: Giving to self, each other, community and the environment
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving in Year 7
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Students learn about happiness and well being through giving to self, others, community and the environment.

  • Discipline: Personal Development and Health Education
  • Topic: Giving to self, each other, community and the environment
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Global geographies of human well-being
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  • Discipline: Geography
  • Topic: Global geographies of human well-being
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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What Is History?
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In this unit students discuss the question "What is history?". They explore how we learn about history and where our sources come from.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Investigating the Ancient Past
  • Prior knowledge: F-6 Australian History Curriculum
  • Age range: 11-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Macbeth- Betrayal, Ambition and Destiny
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This learning element aims to engage students in the themes of the play and develop their appreciation of Shakespearian English and the universality of his ideas.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • Prior knowledge: Elzabethan England, Narrative Strucuture, Creative Writing
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Hunger Games Film Study
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Novel Study
  • Prior knowledge: Year 7 & 8 Novel Studies
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Five Senses
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Exploring the world around me through the 5 senses. Understanding how they work (recieve and transmit information), and help me to make sense of my world. Students write an explanation text on the five senses. The unit culminates with students designing, making and appraising a musical instrument that creates sound.

  • Discipline: Science and technology
  • Topic: Investigating the 5 senses and how they work to make sense of the world around me and the explicit teaching of writing an explanation text.
  • Prior knowledge: none
  • Age range: 5-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Recipe for Life
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Students learn about healthy food, factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and social skills. Students also read and write a range of narratives and procedural texts.

  • Discipline: English and Health
  • Topic: Students learn about healthy food, factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and social skills. Students also read and write a range of narratives and procedural texts.
  • Prior knowledge: Students know about the importance of food to grow and learn and are ready to find out more about healthy food choices.
  • Age range: 2-2
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Overview of the Ancient World
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Overview and investigation of the ancient world in which students build on and consolidate their understanding of historical inquiry from previous years in depth, using a range of sources for the study of the ancient past.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: The Ancient World
  • Prior knowledge: F-6 Australian History Curriculum
  • Age range: 11-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Savings and budgets
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This unit is designed to teach students about budgeting, saving and investing, as well as the basics about superannuation.  It centres around a simulation which enables students to step into an adult world and make considered financial decisions around their specific hypothetical situation.  Throughout the unit, students will have the opportunity to utilise online learning and ICT-based assessment.  The culmination of this course is a presentation of their simulated "life".

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment
  • Topic: Financial Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: none
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Island
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Visual literacy
  • Prior knowledge: PEC Paragraphs
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Of Mice and Men Novel Study
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This unit is designed around the concept of choice, circumstances and consequences. The students will be focussing on what choices the characters need to make, how their circumstances affect these choices and what are the consequences that occur. The final product will be a learning resource based on the ideas that the students have covered in class, they may choose to focus on the themes or the novel itself.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Essay writing, creative thinking and reading
  • Prior knowledge: Mississippi Burning - Racism
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Macbeth: power & perception
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Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is analysed from many different formats with essay and creative responses explored by students

 

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Shakespeare
  • Prior knowledge: Students have previously completed units on essay writing and visual literacy involving concepts of positioning the viewer/audience.
  • Age range: 9-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Visual Literacy, Homelessness and 'Way Home' by Libby Hathorn
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This unit will investigate issues of homelessness and identity. Students will learn about how to read visual texts, research and write reports, make recommendations and deliver presentations.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Visual and Critical Literacy and Information Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have experienced members of the community requesting financial support and seen or heard about homelessness. Co-operative Reading
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Fit and Healthy
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This unit touches on the basic components of being healthy; looking at hygiene and healthy eating habits.  Lessons will show students why and how to take care of our bodies.  Equipping students with the knowledge and understanding enabling them to make informed decisions about their own health.

  • Discipline: Health and Physical Education, Science, Literacy
  • Topic: Healthy Habits
  • Prior knowledge: hygiene, healthy and unhealthy foods, exercise
  • Age range: 6-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Australian values through visual and linguistic texts
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This learning element uses functional grammar to analyse visual and literary texts, giving students the tools to create their own text which reflects Australian values.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Exploring Australian values through the analysis of visual and literary texts.
  • Prior knowledge: This is Not a Pipe
  • Age range: 10-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Why Study Poetry?
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This unit will explore some major questions about Poetry; What do poems tell us, what emotions do poets write about, how do we experience poetry & what makes a piece of writing a poem?

  • Discipline: Year 9 English
  • Topic: Poetry - why, what & how
  • Prior knowledge: Understanding of narrative structure and literary devices. Understanding of Cooperative Reading and positioning of the audience by the author.
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Learning About Values through Literature
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In this learning element student willl understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes. Students will explore the concept of 'belonging' and 'giving'.

  • Discipline: Exploring Values Education through literacy
  • Topic: English, Studies of Society and Environment
  • Prior knowledge: Students have been learning visual literacy skills through children's literature. They have explored the devices used by illustrators such as colour, picture angle and facial expressions to provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the text.
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Narrative through memory and short stories
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This learning element focuses upon how to write narratives about real or imagined experiences. It focusus upon students understanding of narrative structure, literary devices and author voice.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Creative Writing
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Here, there and everywhere
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Students have opportunities to build on their prior knowledge of local places. They will develop inquiry and questioning skills to explore the different features of different places. This includes natural, managed and constructed features of places. Yr 2 students will examine the location of major geographical divisions of the world in relation to Australia.

  • Discipline: Geography, Media, mathematics and literacy
  • Topic: Local and global places
  • Prior knowledge: all students have goodknowledge of their local are. But other students have a wider knowledge of cities and countries.
  • Age range: 1-2
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring the Importance of Themes and Symbolism in Feature Films
Exploring the Importance of Themes and Symbolism in Feature Films
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  • Discipline:
  • Topic: English
  • Prior knowledge: Have watched the movie
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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UnderstandingTrigonometry
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This lesson is based on introducing the idea of trigonometry to students. This introduction will help students understand right angle triangles better and to learn the basics of trigonometry.

  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Topic: Trigonometry
  • Prior knowledge: none
  • Age range: 13-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Power of Visual Communication
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The topic, “the power of visual communication,” involves exploring how graphic designers use visual elements to communicate a message to its viewers. This topic is to be taught with a coresponding glogster (ttp://imjacobwhite.edu.glogster.com/new-glog-7387/), which should serve as a visual student assistantant. Overall this lesson should serve as an introduction to the assessment they are to start after this activity.

  • Discipline: Graphic Design
  • Topic: Visual Communication
  • Prior knowledge: Deep understanding of techniques used to create meaning through visual elements
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Mr White
Mr White
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  • Discipline: Design
  • Topic: The power of visual communication
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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World War I
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Students investigate key aspects of World War I and the Australian experience of the war, including the nature and significance of the war in world and Australian history.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: World War I
  • Prior knowledge: Overview, Making a Nation and Progressive Ideas and Movements
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Proving Pythagorus
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this lesson is based on getting students to write a report proving the pythagorus theory. It guides students from learning the theory to then proving the theory.

  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Topic: Pythagorus theory
  • Prior knowledge: none
  • Age range: 15-17
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΑ
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Αρχικά κάνουμε διάφορες δραστηριότητες για τις ομάδες που ανήκουν τα παιδιά (σχολείο, οικογένεια, φίλοι και γειτονιά). Μέσα απ την γειτονιά εισάγουμε το θέμα των επαγγελμάτων και των υπηρεσιών που βρίσκονται στην περιοχή μας.

  • Discipline: ΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗ
  • Topic: ΜΑΘΑΙΝΩ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΑ
  • Prior knowledge: ΔΕΝ ΑΠΑΙΤΕΙΤΑΙ
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Maria Sakellariou, University of Ioannina 2014
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Συναίσθημα Χαράς
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Μέσα από τη συγκεκριμένη μαθησιακή ενότητα, θα μιλήσουν για το τι τα κάνει να νιώθουν χαρά. Θα παρουσιάσουν σε όλη τη τάξη το αντικείμενο που τους κάνει χαρούμενους και θα το δικαιολογήσουν. Θα αναφέρουν περιστατικά που τους προκαλούν χαρά. Να αντιληφθούν ότι υπάρχουν διαφορετικά αντικείμενα που κάνουν το κάθε άνθρωπο χαρούμενο.

  • Discipline: Συναισθηματική αγωγή
  • Topic: Συναισθήματα
  • Prior knowledge: Ναι
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Maria Sakellariou, University of Ioannina 2014
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Εισαγωγή στα συναισθήματα
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Μέσα από τη συγκεκριμένη μαθησιακή ενότητα, τα παιδιά θα μάθουν τι είναι συναισθήματα και πως εκφράζονται. Θα αναφέρουν τα συναισθήματα που γνωρίζουν και θα αντιληφθούν ότι κάθε συναίσθημα είναι ξεχωριστό.

  • Discipline: Συναισθηματική αγωγή
  • Topic: Συναισθήματα
  • Prior knowledge: Δεν απαιτείται
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Maria Sakellariou, University of Ioannina 2014
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What's With The Weather
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This unit will involve students learning about weather patterns across the world. Students will be exposed to differences in culture in different countries, the varying weather pattersn in Australia and across the world and the effect of weather based natural disasters. These include floods, fires and cyclones that occur in Australia. The unit integrates English (Information Reports and Procedures) and Mathematics (Data collection, analysis and representation).

  • Discipline: Geography and Science
  • Topic: Weather Patterns
  • Prior knowledge: Information Texts
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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My Place: Canberra
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Investigation of the local community and how the local shopping centre meets their needs.  Includes fieldwork and map making activities.

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment.
  • Topic: Canberra – My local environment
  • Prior knowledge: Students live in Gordon, ACT. Students go to Gordon Primary School.
  • Age range: 5-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Cultural World and Identity - Harmony Day
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Students will look at their own identity and background within our Australian classroom setting. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is used to explore and celebrate cultural diversity. Students will be doing activities such as mapping, cooking and creative vi

  • Discipline: Literacy, Studies of Society And Environment, History, Geography, Mathematics
  • Topic: Students will look at their own identity and background within our Australian classroom setting. Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is used to explore and celebrate cultural diversity.
  • Prior knowledge: Students have a wide range of literacy skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Students have participated in whole school days celebrating harmony and democracy.
  • Age range: 5-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Walking backwards, looking forwards: Imprints of Australia's Convict Past (1788-1800)
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This learning element focuses on the colonisation of Australia and explores the impact of settlement for both the convicts and Indigenous Australians. Students investigate what it would have been like to be sentenced in England, travel to Australia on the First Fleet and have many years of hard labour in a new homeland. Through the emersion of a convict camp at Birrigai, students experience first hand what it would have been like to be away from family and having your freedom taken. Students will also investigate the loss of freedom experienced by Indigenous Australians.

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment, Arts, Technology, and English.
  • Topic: In this learning element students explore the settlement of Australia, the First Fleet and their journey to Australia. The point of view of both the Early Settlers and Indigenous Australians are also examined.
  • Prior knowledge: Students come from a variety of family and cultural backgrounds. They also have a range of educational and social knowledge and abilities. Students are beginning to work well cooperatively.
  • Age range: 8-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring mass
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In pairs, students will be exploring compartive mass of small objects by building a cardboard basket and attaching to a helium balloon. They will then choose from several items available in the classroom to place in their basket and explore which ones cause the balloon to remain weighted to the ground and those which allow it to rise. A follow on from this activity would be to explore how to measure compartiviely those which rose the most and use 'height' and weight', 'lightest-heaviest' in discussion.

  • Discipline: Maths - science
  • Topic: comparative mass
  • Prior knowledge: basic language of mass: heavy/light, heavier/lighter, heaviest/lightest
  • Age range: 5-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring Shakespeare's Relevance in Today's World
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This learning element will explore historical and social contexts of texts and their impact upon audiences.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Multimodal visual and narrative texts and critical literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Shakespeare in Year 9, Exploring and constructing Images and the Narrative Beneath, Writing Creatively
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Outsiders
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This novel study explores S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders" using the cooperative reading cycle.

  • Discipline: English, Languages Other Than English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment and Technology
  • Topic: Lifelong Learning
  • Prior knowledge: The Way Home, The Narrative, Macbeth
  • Age range: 0-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Progressive Ideas and Movements: Imperialism
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Students investigate how life changed in the period in depth through the study of ONE of these major developments: the Industrial Revolution or Movement of peoples or Progressive ideas and movements. The study includes the causes and effects of the development, and the Australian experience.
Progressive ideas and movements (1750 – 1918)
  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Imperialism
  • Prior knowledge: Australian Curriculum History - Foundation- Year 10
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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From Ten to Teen 2012
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From Ten to Teen looks at the changes that both males and females go though during puberty.  The major focus of this unit of work is on puberty and hygiene issues but basic reproduction is also covered.

  • Discipline: Health and Personal Development
  • Topic: In this learning element students will learn about puberty, hygiene and basic reproduction.
  • Prior knowledge: Basic understanding of health and puberty.
  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Discovering Democracy
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This unit is aimed at exploring Australian Government, including the core values of a democratic nation in fairness and freedom. It allows students the opportunity to discover democracy in an engaging and cooperative way. Students participate in a range of activities and contribute to group effectiveness.

  • Discipline: History and English
  • Topic: Australian Government and democratic values
  • Prior knowledge: Students will bring to the unit a brief knowledge of Australian government. They will recognise some well known politicians and be able to communicate the elements of the values fairness and freedom.
  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Bugs bugs bugs!
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Looking at the difference between the classification of these three groups, lifecycles and the importance of bugs to our ecosystem.

Written by the amazing Aly Allpress, shining Stephanie Johnston and the brilliant Belinda Rathborne

  • Discipline: Science and English
  • Topic: A unit about insects, arachnids and anthropods
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 1-2
  • Publisher: Self-published
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