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Exploring Japanese Food and Food Culture
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  • Discipline: Japanese
  • Topic: Japanese food and food culture
  • Prior knowledge: Hiragana and Katakana. How to write letters and ask and respond to questions about what you do every day and what you eat.
  • Age range: Adult
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Whale Rider
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This unit is a film study based upon the 2002 New Zealand film Whale Rider. It looks at Maori culture, linking it to the students life worlds by comparing it to Indigenous Australian culture, and uses aspects of cooperative reading and persuasive writing to allow students access to the film.

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  • Age range: 12-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Society and Culture
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This unit aims to develop students ability to recognise cultural diversity in their personal lives and within the local and global community.  Students will explore how identity is shaped by culture and how people from other cultures have difference perspectives to their own.

 

The focus of this learning element is on developing intercultural understanding by examining cultural influences on students and the local and global community.

  • Discipline: Studies of Society and Environment
  • Topic: Intercultural Understanding
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  • Age range: 13-14
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Recycling For a Better Place!
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Exploring the effect of rubbish on the environment and exploring ways to reduce these effects through recycling and composting.
  • Discipline: Science and Technology
  • Topic: Exploring the effect of rubbish on the environment and exploring ways to reduce these effects.
  • Prior knowledge: Ability to visually represent responses to texts, questions and to convey thoughts and ideas. Ability to work in groups.
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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A Healthy Body = A Healthy Mind
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A healthy body equals a healthy mind. What we choose to eat and the way we live (active/inactive lifestyle) can have positive and negative effects on our physical and mental well being. Students will investigate what foods make up a healthy diet and the benefits of sleep, rest and exercise on the body. Students will investigate some of the body systems with a particular focus on the digestive system and what it needs to function successfully.

  • Discipline: Health and Physical Education
  • Topic: A healthy body equals a healthy mind. What we choose to eat and the way we live (active/inactive lifestyle) can have positive and negative effects on our physical and mental well being.
  • Prior knowledge: Working in groups, Writing and drawing responses
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Conflict Resolution
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  • Discipline: Literacy, Society and Environment.
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution, Appreciating difference
  • Prior knowledge: Understandings of real life conflict situations. Some prior understanding aggressive, submissive and assertive modes of resolution.
  • Age range: 3-4
  • Publisher: Self-published
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SECRETS OF THE SEA
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An exploration of how marine animals survive in their environment.

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: How do marine animals survive in their environment?
  • Prior knowledge: The children already know about some of the animals that live in the sea.
  • Age range: 1-1
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Geography skills
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This learning element teachers year 7 students some of the basic geography skills. It focusses on:

  • the 7 continents
  • types of maps
  • compass points
  • longitude and latitude
  • time zones
  • Discipline: Geography
  • Topic: Geography skills
  • Prior knowledge: n/a
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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What’s for Lunch?
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Exploration of the relationship between predators and their prey, their role in maintaining a balanced environment, and their adaptations for survival.

  • Discipline: Science
  • Topic: Exploration of the relationship between predators and their prey, their role in maintaining a balanced environment, and their adaptations for survival.
  • Prior knowledge: In earlier grades, some of the children have studied Farm Animals and Mini Beasts and Giant Beasts.
  • Age range: 3-4
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Around the Globe
Around the Globe
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This learning element introduces students to the concept of the world being a global village, and as such, societies being interconnected. They also explore the connectedness between the geographical features of different parts of the world and how and why people live in those areas.

Originally written by Chris Melican. It was updated in 2008 by the year seven team (Jo Larkin, Jane Offley, Elizabeth Edwards and Stefanie Pearce). This is the 2009 updated version which incorporates functional grammar.

  • Discipline: English and Studies of Society and the Environment
  • Topic: Geography, History, Research and Critical Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Visual literacy, Writing, Cooperative Reading, History
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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