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Values to the Core!
Values to the Core!
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Teaching students about the principles and standards that guide our behaviour and choices. Within this unit of work we will explore Gordon Gold values (Respect, Responsibility, Tolerance, Honesty) , core values from Bounce Back, Glassers Choice Theory and Bucket Filling. Kagan cooperative learning structures will be used throughout this unit as will the use of multi-modal interactive resources. The aim of this unit is to teach students about values in an engaging way through music, drama and art.

  • Discipline: Values Education
  • Topic: Values
  • Prior knowledge: Gordon Gold Values, Friendship and some Bounce Back values
  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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What The Sky Knows
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In this Learning Element students will explore the messages presented to the reader in the book "What the Sky Knows".  They will investigate the text and elements within the illustrations and respond through writing, art, dance and drama.

  • Discipline: The focus is in the English area, specifically critical and visual literacy through careful examination of the text and pictures.
  • Topic: Focus on Critical and Visual literacy, though the following areas, Literacy - reading, writing and oral language, Arts - visual arts, dance and drama
  • Prior knowledge: An awareness of books, and the idea that they convey a message from the author and illustrator to the reader.
  • Age range: 2-2
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Being a Bluebell Team Player
Being a Bluebell Team Player
Description:

This Learning Element will prepare students for Kindergarten, teaching them how to work cooperatively. Social skills, core values and school readiness will feature in the unit.

  • Discipline: Integrated Studies
  • Topic: Values Education
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  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Happy Healthy Humans
Happy Healthy Humans
Description:

In this unit you will learn about being healthy.

  • Discipline: PDHPE/English
  • Topic: Physical Health and Education
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 6-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Reshaping the Nation
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  • Discipline: Geography
  • Topic: Reshaping the Nation year 8 urban geogrpahy
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  • Age range: 7-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Rights and Freedoms
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  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Rights and Freedoms
  • Prior knowledge: Australian Freedom Rides and US Civil Rights Movement
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  • Publisher: Self-published
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The truth of beauty
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What is beauty? Is it objective? Subjective? Can it be defined? How have texts helped us to shape our understanding of beauty?

Students will answer these questions and more over 7 weeks through the completion of a self-directed learning project.

  • Discipline: English
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  • Age range: 15-17
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Ancient to the Modern World and the emergence of Medieval Europe
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This unit follows the guidelines the Australian National Curriculum for History. The timeline activity relates directly to the requirement to teach an overview for the historical period. Out of the four possible depth study areas for Medieval Europe, option 1 has been chosen for this unit: The way of life in Medieval Europe (social, cultural, economic and political features) and the roles and relationships of different groups in society (ACDSEH008).

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Overview of the transition from Ancient to Medieval times and the emergence of Medieval Europe
  • Prior knowledge: F-7 Australian History Curriculum
  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Food Glorious Food
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Biomes and food security focuses on investigating the role of the biotic environment and its role in food and fibre production. This unit examines the biomes of the world, their alteration and significance as a source of food and fibre, and the environmental challenges and constraints on expanding food production in the future. These distinctive aspects of biomes, food production and food security are investigated using studies drawn from Australia and across the world.

 

  • Discipline: SoSE
  • Topic: Biomes and Food Security
  • Prior knowledge: Year 9 Geography
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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World War II
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Students investigate wartime experiences through a study of World War II in depth. This includes a study of the causes, events, outcome and broader impact of the conflict as an episode in world history, and the nature of Australia’s involvement.
  • Discipline: History
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  • Prior knowledge: Year 10 Overview
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Power of Speech
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This unit of work is designed to help students develop their public speaking skills. In doing this students will also be developing their analytical thinking skills and pursuasive writing techniques.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: An introduction to the importance and skills of effective public speaking.
  • Prior knowledge: Students are well practised in writing PEC paragraphs and have emerging skills in writing essays. Students have also started looking at persuasive writing techniques.
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Ancient Greece
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A depth study of Ancient Greece in the Mediterranean world. There is a focus upon various aspects of Greek history and culture, including the causes and effects of the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, the roles of groups and individuals, and the development and purpose of primary sources.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Ancient Greece
  • Prior knowledge: Investigating the Ancient World
  • Age range: 11-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Making a Nation
Making a Nation
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  • Discipline: History
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  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Intertextuality in Shrek
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In this learning element students will be introduced to the concept of intertextuality and juxtaposition. Students will deconstruct the film, discuss stereotypes in fairy tales. Students will create their own mulitmodal text which breaks down stereotypes that exist in fairy tales. This learning element is designed for the end of term and is a 1 or 2 week unit. It is designed to keep students engaged in their learning and to introduce new concepts.

  • Discipline: English/SOSE
  • Topic: English
  • Prior knowledge: Some prior knowledge of films, fairy tales, music and popular culture is helpful.
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Reading for understanding
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This learning element helps students to understand how they read. The activities in this learning element come from a PD with Glenda Raison. It is important that students understand how they read, this will help re-introduce cooperative reading to students in year seven.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Cooperative Reading
  • Prior knowledge: Cooperative Reading in Primary School
  • Age range: 11-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Macbeth: Something wicked this way comes
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Macbeth
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  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Satire, Humour and The Simpsons
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This learning element uses a critical literacy analysis approach to the use of humour and satire in The Simpsons.

  • Discipline: English and Studies of the Environment
  • Topic: Critical literacy analysis of The Simpsons
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  • Age range: 8-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Using Digital Stories to Capture a Moment in Time
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This learning element is the final activity in year ten English. It is about capturing the student’s memories.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: This topic will enable students to create a digital story about their journey at Lanyon High School. They will analyse the different stories that exist in one.
  • Prior knowledge: During the year the students have studied a range of learning elements covering topics such as: This is not a pipe, Between the flags, Romeo and Juliet/Hamlet, Using literature to understand racism and prejudice
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Fear and Loathing in the Media
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Looking at Gonzo journalism and weblogs, and supporting students to develop a personal voice in their own writing

  • Discipline: English/Journalism
  • Topic: Looking at Gonzo journalism and weblogs, and supporting students to develop a personal voice in their own writing
  • Prior knowledge: Word processing skills, Internet search skills, Understanding the basic layout and formatting of news articles in a range of media
  • Age range: 15-18
  • Publisher: Self-published
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Year Ten
  • Prior knowledge: Students have looked visual literacy, comics and the graphic novel in This is not a Pipe as well as gender and it’s role in society and Shakespeare.
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Australians in the Vietnam War
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Learners will examine how people in their local community were affected by the drafting of Australian men to serve in the Vietnam War.Students main assessment will be based on researching veterans or others who were affected by the draft.

  • Discipline: Social Studies, History
  • Topic: Vietnam War, Australian Society 1965-1975
  • Prior knowledge: Cold War, Korean War, Cuban Missle Crisis
  • Age range: 15-18
  • Publisher: Self-published
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''ο εαυτός μου''
''ο εαυτός μου''
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  1. Να δωθούν ευκαιρίες στα νήπεια ώστε να αναγνωρίσουν τον εαυτό τους.
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  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Romeo and Juliet
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This learning element was created to be used in a classroom that utilizes personalised learning. It uses a capacity matrix and students can work at their own pace. There are times when students need to be meet and work as a class and discuss, however their progress isn't hindered if that discussion occurs before they are up to the activity.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Shakespeare
  • Prior knowledge: Macbeth, Shakespeare's World
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Using literature to understand racism and prejudice
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Racism in American and Australian history
  • Prior knowledge: Students have studied a vareity of texts including 'The Rabbits' by John Marsden.
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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Through a novel study, students learn about the historical context of the Holocaust, about discrimination, reading literally and inferentially, and writing a perusasive essay.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Study of the novel "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
  • Prior knowledge: Novel studies - Holes, Tomorrow When the War Began, Essay writing
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Movie making with multiple modes of meaning
Movie making with multiple modes of meaning
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  1. Research and bookmark age-appropriate videos that incorporate many modes of meaning - for display to the students via interactive whiteboard.
  2. Ensure student iPads have appropriate software to record audio, video etc and produce a
  3. Ideally find an appropriate web portal such that all student group-members can have access and input into their movie/slideshow
  • Discipline: Primary
  • Topic: Literacies
  • Prior knowledge: Outdoor Education, Science
  • Age range: 5-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΤΑ ΓΛΥΚΑ
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Το συγκεκριμένο θέμα περιλαμβάνει κάποιες επιμέρους ενότητες που σχετίζονται με τη διατροφή γενικά και τη στοματική υγιεινή.

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  • Prior knowledge: ΔΕΝ ΑΠΑΙΤΕΙΤΑΙ
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Maria Sakellariou, University of Ioannina 2014
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Τι ξέρετε για τα δοντάκια σας;
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Με τις δραστηριότητες της συγκεκριμένης μαθησιακής ενότητας προσπαθούμε να ευαισθητοποιήσουμε τα παιδιά σε θέματα που σχετίζονται με τη στοματική υγιεινή. Στο ευρύτερο πλαίσιο της στοματικής υγιεινής εντάσσονται θέματα όπως τα δόντια και τα μέρη τους, ασθένειες δοντιών, συμπεριφορές και παράγοντες που επηρεάζουν την υγεία τους κτλ.

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  • Topic: Στοματική υγιεινή
  • Prior knowledge: όχι απαραίτητη
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Maria Sakellariou, University of Ioannina 2014
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The Power of Advertising
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  • Discipline: English 6-7 weeks
  • Topic: Persuasive Texts
  • Prior knowledge: Grammar
  • Age range: 12-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
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Students explore the idea of ordinary people leading extraordinary lives and making a difference in the lives of others. They study the language and structural features of information texts. They also learn about how to write in Scholar, including how to draft, review, revise and publish their own information text, how to give quality constructive feedback and also make annotations on other students' work.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Issues related to ordinary people who are living extraordinary lives, reading and research strategies, and using Scholar to write an information text
  • Prior knowledge: Writing persuasive texts, PECs, essay writing, modal verbs, simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving To Our Source Of Living
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This learning element develops students' understanding of the role they play in maintaining the quality of their drinking water. The scientific concepts identify and explore the adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to survive in a range of environments.  

Through an excursion, water testing, and flora and fauna investigations, students learn about the impact their actions have living things and explore ways of giving back to their water source. Through drain stencilling and presentations, students share their knowledge with the wider community.

  • Discipline: Science and Literacy
  • Topic: Sustainability and Giving - ACARA cross curriculum priorities
  • Prior knowledge: Exposure to information reports
  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Animal Farm: Politics and Power
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This learning element is based upon the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. It focuses upon the abuse and influence of power within political systems.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Novel Study - George Orwell's Animal Farm
  • Prior knowledge: Essay Writing Skills
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Giving in Year 8
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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
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  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Analysing Australian Poetry
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This learning element focus on Australian poets. It looks at the different way they represent their poems and ideas. Students will be required to create their own Anthology which will include images, their own poetry and a poetry analysis.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Poetry
  • Prior knowledge: Poetry techniques, PEC paragraphs
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Introduction to Shakespeare!
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Students will explore William Shakespeare and the life and times of Elizabethan England. They will investigate, discuss and explore Shakespearean language. Students will discuss and theorise why language has changed. They will look at excerpts of Taming of the Shrew and complete a comparitive study of 10 things I hate about you.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: An introduction to Shakespeare’s worldBasic introduction to the Shakespearian world and language
  • Prior knowledge: Students have not had any formal exposure to Shakespeare Cooperative reading roles in particular. They have prior knowledge about PEC paragraphs, reading strategies, note taking, film techniques and storyboards.
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring Wabi Sabi through Haiku
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What is Wabi Sabi?
The Japanese view of life embraced a simple aesthetic that grew stronger as inessentials were eliminated and trimmed away.
Tadao Ando (architect)

This learning element explores the concept of Wabi Sabi through a picture book, Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein with artwork by Ed Young. It combines hiragana, haiku and beautiful images to explain what Wabi Sabi is.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Poetry
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  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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The Black Death
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Students learn about the Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa during the 14th century. They investigate life before, during and after the plague, and demonstrate their learning by writing an expository essay.

  • Discipline: History (SoSE)
  • Topic: The Black Death in Asia, Europe and Africa (14th century plague)
  • Prior knowledge: Essay writing, PEC paragraphs, primary and secondary sources
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Shogunate Japan (c.794 – 1867)
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This learning element explores Shogunate Japan from 794 - 1867. Students will explore the feudal system, looking at the role of the Shoguns, with particular focus on the Tokugawa Shogun/Edo Period.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: The Asia-Pacific World: Shogunate Japan (c.794 – 1867)
  • Prior knowledge: The Western and Islamic World: Medieval Europe and Expanding contacts: The Black Death
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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ΠΟΛΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ
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ΠΟΛΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ
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ΠΟΛΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ

  • Discipline: ΕΥΕΛΙΚΤΗ ΖΩΝΗ
  • Topic: ΠΟΛΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ
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  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Growing To Give
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Drawing upon the overarching principles of the Early Years Learning Framework; Belonging, Being and Becoming, students will be invited to engage in authentic opportunities to explore acts of giving to self, others, community and the environment through literature and environmental science.

  • Discipline: Belonging, Being & Becoming
  • Topic: Giving and Wellbeing
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  • Age range: 3-6
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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"Κάν' τους να χαμογελάσουν "
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Η δραστηριότητα που προτείνεται φέρvει σε επαφή τους μαθητές με τρόπο φυσικό και βιωματικό με τη θεωρητική έννοια της κοινωνικής προσφοράς,. Υλοποιείται με τη μέθοδο της ερευνητικής μελέτης (project) και ζητάει από τους μαθητές να συνεργαστούν προκειμένου να αναζητήσουν μόνοι τους από το διαδίκτυο το πληροφοριακό τους υλικό, να το αξιολογήσουν ως προς την καταλληλότητά του, να συμβουλευτούν μαθητές άλλων σχολείων που έχουν συμμετάσχει σε ανάλογα προγράμματα και να υλοποιήσουν προγράμματα κοινωνικών δράσεων με τρόπο που οι ίδιοι θα επιλέξουν. Με τον τρόπο αυτό οι μαθητές βάζουν τα θεμέλια της αυτοκαθοδηγούμενης μάθησής τους και αναπτύσσουν ικανότητες, δεξιότητες και συμπεριφορές που αποσκοπούν στην ομαλή προσαρμογή και την ανεμπόδιστη λειτουργικότητά τους στο ευρύτερο κοινωνικό πλαίσιο.

  • Discipline: υλοποίηση προγράμματος κοινωνικών δράσεω
  • Topic: σχολείο και κοινωνική ζωή
  • Prior knowledge: πλοήγηση στο διαδίκτυο, αναζήτηση πληροφοριών με χρήση μηχανών αναζήτησης, χειρισμός λογισμικού γενικής χρήσης
  • Age range: 15-17
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Ένα ταξίδι στην Ελληνική Επανάσταση του 1821
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Το ταξίδι στο χρόνο είναι συναρπαστικό και μυστηριώδες. Το παιδί φανταζόμενο τον εαυτό του μέσα στη χωροχρονική συνέχεια μπορεί να ζωντανέψει την ιστορική πραγματικότητα, να την αντιληφθεί και να την κατανοήσει. Η δραστηριότητα αυτή ταξιδεύει τους μαθητές στην Ελληνική Επανάσταση του 1821 και τους ωθεί στην εξερεύνηση των γεγονότων, ενώ παράλληλα ενισχύει την ιστορική τους σκέψη. Οι μαθητές αναζητούν, καταγράφουν και συγκεντρώνουν μεταξύ τους διάφορες ιστορικές πληροφορίες, προκειμένου να δημιουργήσουν τη δική τους αναπαράσταση για την Ελληνική Επανάσταση, την οποία μοιράζονται με τους συμμαθητές τους αλλά και με την ευρύτερη κοινωνία.

  • Discipline: Ιστορία
  • Topic: Η Ελληνική Επανάσταση
  • Prior knowledge: Βασικές δεξιότητες χειρισμού Η/Υ, μηχανές αναζήτησης στο Διαδίκτυο, πρόγραμμα Microsoft Word
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Natural Disasters
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During this unit students investigate the natural disasters of cyclones, earthquakes and bushfires. They will research how these disasters are caused and how they affect the natural environment and people. Students will reflect on their actions in response to these disasters and will identify practical ways to reduce the impact of disasters on the community, animals and the environment.

  • Discipline: English/Science
  • Topic: Natural Disasters
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  • Age range: 8-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Problematising zoos through Zoo by Anthony Browne
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Students explore the visual and linguistic features of Zoo by Anthony Browne to understand how authors and illustrators make choices to position readers. They learn about the structure and language features of persuasive texts and produce a range of their own persuasive and creative multimodal texts.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Issues related to zoos, critical literacy, reading strategies and persuasive writing
  • Prior knowledge: Writing short persuasive texts (PECs), modal verbs, simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Refugees and Immigration
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  • Discipline: English and Studies of Society
  • Topic: Persuasive writing
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  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Holes: A cooperative reading novel study
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This learning element focuses on students reading and comprehension. Throughout part one of the novel students are encouraged to work and read in pairs, using patterned partner reading. In part two, students move to more formal cooperative reading, focussing on the four cooperative reading roles. Throughout the reading, students will experiement with independent reading, reading in small groups, listening to each other and the teacher.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Novel study
  • Prior knowledge: Cooperative reading roles, PEC paragraphs
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Ancient China
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An in-depth study of ancient China as an example of an Asian society that flourished during ancient times. Focus upon the key features of ancient Chinese society including social classes, the role of women, daily life and the influence of Qin Shi Huang Di.

  • Discipline: History
  • Topic: Ancient China
  • Prior knowledge: Ancient Greece
  • Age range: 11-12
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Holes: A cooperative reading novel study
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This learning element focuses on students reading and comprehension. Throughout part one of the novel students are encouraged to work and read in pairs, using patterned partner reading. In part two, students move to more formal cooperative reading, focussing on the four cooperative reading roles. Throughout the reading, students will experiement with independent reading, reading in small groups, listening to each other and the teacher.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Novel study
  • Prior knowledge: Cooperative reading roles, PEC paragraphs
  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Lanyon Cluster of Schools
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Integrating The Arts and Literacy
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  • Discipline: English and The Arts
  • Topic: Visual Art, Drama and Literacy through the Narrative
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  • Age range: 6-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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We Could Be Heroes
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In this Learning Element students will consider the follwing key questions:

  • What constitutes; a hero, heroism, being heroic?
  • Is heroism reliant on fame/money/power? 
  • How can an every person be heroic in everyday actions? 

The learning element integrates history with literacy, with a particular focus on writing and understanding the structural and grammatical features of persuasive texts.

The area of the element specific to exposition writing is listed separate to the history compoenent, however both areas of the unit are intendeded to be taught simulaneously. The assignment component of the unit is not introduced to the students until they have developed their understanding of what constitutes a real life hero and the qualities demonstrated by heroic people.

  • Discipline: History and pursuasive texts
  • Topic: Australian Heroes
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have people they look up to and admire based on their interests and past interactions with pople around them.
  • Age range: 11-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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