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Cross-Curricular Content for Year 5/6 Classrooms

Some of our favourite series for Year 5 and 6 students aren’t just fun to watch: they introduce upper primary curriculum content from a range of learning areas in an engaging way.

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Kids’ Content for the International Day of Human Space Flight

The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April – a day to celebrate human space travel and the advances made by space science and technology. Are you looking for content to develop students’ knowledge of Earth and space sciences ahead of this day?

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Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term One. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom next term?

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New Release: Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? Teaching Toolkit

Our latest teaching resource links episodes from the popular living history series Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors? to the HASS curriculum for F-6 students.

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Menstrual Management in Schools: Explore the Issue with ACTF Resources

With a pilot program set to provide menstrual products in NSW schools, period poverty is back in the news. Explore issues relating to puberty – including period poverty and body image – with the free Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit.

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Blast Off! Space Nova Launches on ABC ME

Teachers, here is something for the young astrophiles in your class: ABC ME is screening a Space Nova marathon from 7:55am on Good Friday.

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Engage with Refugee Experiences on World Storytelling Day

A global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, World Storytelling Day encourages people to share stories and to learn from each other. With this year’s theme of ‘New Beginnings’, Woven Threads is the perfect provocation for students ahead of Saturday 20 March.

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New Release: The Funny Ones Teaching Toolkit

In The Funny Ones, four young comics are introduced to four of Australia’s funniest women. Together they shape their ideas into material for a live comedy show. Download our new resource for classroom ideas linked to this entertaining short film.

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Our Top Picks: Cross-Curricular Content for Year 3/4 Classrooms

Some of our favourite series for Year 3 and 4 students aren’t just fun to watch: they introduce curriculum content from a range of learning areas in an engaging way.

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Free Teaching Resources for World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is held annually on 3 March to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Stream the following ACTF-supported series to engage students in our amazing natural world.

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Our Top Picks for K-2 Classrooms

Selecting suitable television programs for our youngest viewers can be a tricky business. Quality content for this age group models social and emotional skills that young children need to thrive, such as taking turns, communication, compassion and problem-solving.

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Women’s History Month: Learn About Wilhelmina Wylie

Every year in March, countries around the world celebrate Women’s History Month to acknowledge the women who have changed our society for the better. Do your students know the story of Wilhelmina Wylie, one of our first female Olympians?

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