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Queenie
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  • Discipline: Literacy, SOSE, Values Education
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  • Age range: 5-6
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Writing Creatively
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This learning element explores creative writing through a range of experiential writing, viewing and reading activities. It includes identifying the key elements of successful writing and critically reflecting on writing. Through cooperative activities students build confidence to share their writing with their peers.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: This learning element explores creative writing through a range of experiential writing, viewing and reading activities. It includes identifying the key elements of successful writing and critically reflecting on writing.
  • Prior knowledge: Knowledge of literary devices such as alliteration, metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Tools for Creative Writing
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: This topic will enable students to write a creative essay, focussing on descriptive language.
  • Prior knowledge: The students have studied a range of learning elements covering topics such as: Exploring and constructing images and the narrative beneath, Analysing cultural perceptions and attitudes towards beauty
  • Age range: 10-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Ancient Civilizations
Ancient Civilizations
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  • Topic: A study of ancient Rome, Egypt,the Incas, Japan and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
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  • Age range: 9-12
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Exploring Values Through Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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In this learning element you will reflect on the story of 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears' and will talk about the values displayed

 

  • Discipline: Values Education, English, ICT.
  • Topic: Exploring values in a familiar story and making connections to students' own values. Understanding values through analysing Goldilocks and the Three bears with reference to the nine values of Australian schooling.
  • Prior knowledge: Knowledge of the story of 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears', Knowledge of Smart Notebook, Awareness of circle time procedures, Ability to use a digital camera
  • Age range: 6-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Made in Australia
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The learning element explores what it means to be an Australian citizen and to explore their national identity through topics such as Australian music, sport, landscapes in literature, population and immigration, fashion and film.The focus of this learning element is on building students' knowledge and understanding of Australian identity so that they can then choose and explore a topic in depth and present it at a roundtable exhibition to teachers, parents, students and members of the wider community. All students complete the initial activities which introduce the topic of Australian identity.

  • Discipline: Multi-disciplinary
  • Topic: Year 9 Exhibitions
  • Prior knowledge: No prior knowledge required
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Deadly Unna?
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What makes a person decide to do the right thing? How does a person develop a sense of right and wrong, and then make the choice to act on it?

'Deadly Unna?' is a study of how individuals create their own sense of integrity, and the ability to stand up for your beliefs. It uses the novel 'Deadly Unna?' to encapsulate the heroic journey that each individual will face at one time or another, that is to do the right thing, even though it might mean standing up to a friend, family member or even complete strangers. The novel allows for a focus on indigenous culture, as well as racism, through the value of integrity.

The main focus of this unit is to explore different ideas around both integrity and racism. This will be done through the exploration of the novel 'Deadly Unna', by examining the journey of one teenage boy and his desire to do the right thing, despite pressure from both his family, peers, and the community.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Looking at Integrity in Australia
  • Prior knowledge: Australian History and Cooperative Reading strategies
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Analysing poetry using field, mode and tenor
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Students will explore different forms of poetry. They will learn how to examine, discuss and analyse poetry.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: This topic will enable students to respond to, analyse and discuss poetry using Field, Mode and Tenor.
  • Prior knowledge: The students have studied a range of learning elements covering topics such as: Exploring and constructing images and the narrative beneath, Analysing cultural perceptions and attitudes towards beauty
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Housing in Japan: A language and cultural study
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Students will learn about the types and features of housing in Japan including cultural, environmental and lifestyle influences. They will learn to talk about each of the rooms in a house and what the rooms are used for.

  • Discipline: Languages: Japanese
  • Topic: A langauge study of how to describe and discuss housing in Japan. An intercultural study focussing on the influence of culture and lifestyle on Japanese housing
  • Prior knowledge: Students can read and write Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanji. They have recently studied community, directions and locations. They are able to use past and present tense.
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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How does culture influence daily life?
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This learning element is designed to give students an understanding of basic sentence structure in Japanese through the study of daily life in Japan. It was developed as part of the Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning Program and as such looks at daily life from an intercultural perspective of noticing, comparing, reflecting and interacting.

  • Discipline: Japanese
  • Topic: A language and intercultural study of daily life and daily routine in Japan.
  • Prior knowledge: Students know how to read and write in Hiragana, how to form simple questions, statements and comands.
  • Age range: 14-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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