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Narrative Structure
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This Learning Element enables students to identify the narrative structure and it's function in a narrative, literary devices, characters and the role of stereotypes in literature. Students will write a 'choose your own adventure' story which will be pres

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Creative Writing
  • Prior knowledge: Reading, writing, listening and viewing skills.
  • Age range: 0-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Manmade Marvels
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Building Things looks at various tower and bridge structures in Australia and overseas and allows students to apply their constructed knowledge and build their own model.

  • Discipline: Technology/Science/Mathematics/
  • Topic: In this learning element students will learn about towers and bridges and how they are constructed.
  • Prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of well known bridges and towers of the world and Australia and can identify some of these by name.
  • Age range: 4-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Luke's Way of Looking - Examining a picture book using the Four Resources Model.
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This Learning Element examines belonging and acceptance through study of visual and linguistic features in a picture book text.

  • Discipline: Visual Literacy, Critical Literacy, The Arts
  • Topic: This Learning Element examines belonging and acceptance through study of visual and linguistic features in a picture book text.
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have a wide variety of literacy experiences from their lifeworlds and school.
  • Age range: 3-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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One Step Makes a Difference
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The Learning Element is composed of three aspects.  1. Why Buy? -  Exploring our basic needs and wants. 2. Here today gone tomorrow - Understanding our relationship to built and natural environments. 3. Trash to Treasure - living the recycling process.

  • Discipline: Integrated Studies, ICT, Circle Time, School Camp, School Assembly Performance
  • Topic: Sustainable Living and Waste Wise Practices
  • Prior knowledge: What recycling means? What recycling bins look like? Some of the things that can be recycled
  • Age range: 3-5
  • Publisher: Self-published
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NEW BEGINNINGS - WE ALL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME
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  • Discipline: Studies of Society and the Environment, Arts and English
  • Topic: First Fleet, the effects of colonisation by the British Empire and a short history of migration
  • Prior knowledge: Understandings of the continent of Australia, Understanding of basic Choice Theory - needs/wants, How to write a recount, How to write a letter, How to use De Bono Six Thinking Hats
  • Age range: 3-5
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Helping Students Voice Their Opinions Effectively - Debating
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{A summary, synopsis or abstract of the work in teacher professional language} range of texts about individuals who have achieved extraordinary things in their life and how to structure a discursive essay. They will then use that information to write an essay on the theme of inner strength/ motivation and their extraordinary achievements.

  • Discipline: English/ SOSE
  • Topic: Debating
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  • Age range: 9-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Geology and Explanations
Geology and Explanations
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How has the Earth changed over millions of years? What visual images will suit the prupose of my writing? Why is it important for visual images to suit the purpose of the text they are in?  How can I write an explanation text about a given topic?

  • Discipline: English and Science
  • Topic: Explanation texts, Geology
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  • Age range: 10-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Media and Advertising.
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This learning element introduces students to some of the industries in the media realm. Students explore the functions of advertising and marketing to specific audiences. They get to use a variety of technologies including computer IT, darkroom skills and radio.

  • Discipline: Arts and Technology
  • Topic: Media
  • Prior knowledge: Basic IT knowledge and exposure to advertising
  • Age range: 7-8
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Lin Yi's Lantern
Lin Yi's Lantern
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  • Discipline: English, Mathematics, Civics and Citizenship and Drama
  • Topic: Living within a community, intercultural understanding
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  • Age range: 8-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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The Chicken or the Egg?
The Chicken or the Egg?
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This unit fully integrates English (Information, procedure, persuasive, narrative texts and scientific reports), Mathematics (data collection, graphing, measurement and number), Science (life-cycles, survival needs), Geography (significance of the environment) and Media Arts (using media technologies to report).  Students will investigate, incubate and raise chickens from fertile eggs.

  • Discipline: Science, Geography, English, Mathematics, Media Arts
  • Topic: Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
  • Prior knowledge: Information and Procedure texts
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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