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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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