My Place - For Teachers EDUCATION RESOURCE

My Place - Series 2 Trailer

Continuing on from where My Place Series 1 left off, Series 2 takes us on journey even further back in time.

Based on the Nadia Wheatley & Donna Rawlins picture book, My Place is the story of one spot in Australia told by the children who lived there. In Series 2 we start in 1878 and continue back in time to an Australian landscape before European settlement.

Each episode is set in the same place, with all the kids, regardless of the era in which they live, having a habit of getting into some sort of trouble!

My Place - Series Trailer

My Place is the story of one spot in Australia told by the children who lived there over 130 years, starting in 2008 and going back to 1888. Thirteen children, all with a talent for some kind of trouble. Each living in the very same spot, each hiding up the very same fig tree, each with an adventure to tell.

Resource Description

The My Place for Teachers website (www.myplace.edu.au) provides rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom.

Since 1988, thousands of Australian teachers have used the My Place book to support the teaching of Australian History and English. 

The My Place for Teachers website features teaching materials from both series 1 and 2 and includes:

  • 2 Decade Timelines, 2000s-1880s and 1870s-Before Time, each highlighting events of Australian History and politics, Society and culture and Science & technology, that underpin the stories of the children and the development of Australia. Each decade  cites selected Indigenous and non-Indigenous histories.
  • 78 clips, each with associated Teaching Activities and student activity sheets for Years 3-6 and beyond. The activities have rich curriculum content that relate directly to the Australian curriculum for the studies of History and English.
  • 3 main Themes and 22 sub-themes, where teachers can search for relevant resources to support their individual programs.
  • Behind the Scenes information including interviews with Nadia Wheatley (writer) and Penny Chapman (producer), stills gallery, clips bank, and production materials including scripts, press kits and a poster.
  • Our Place, an interactive online teacher forum where teachers can share their strategies for using My Place in the classroom and upload stories of their own students.

My Place for Teachers is a partnership project between Education Services Australia (ESA) and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).

Year Level

Middle Primary (4-5), Middle Years (5-9)

Curriculum Study Areas

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Drama (The Arts), English, History, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media Arts (The Arts), Personal and Social Capability

Themes

belonging, bullying, family, genre, heritage and ancestry, identity, relationships, values, war and conflict