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And Then Something Changed Teaching Toolkit

In And Then Something Changed, eight-year old Louis wakes up to what he thinks is going to be just another normal school day, but something has changed. Gone are the motorised backpacks, electric stairs, self-dressing clothes and elevating floors that Louis relies on. In this film we discover what it’s like to be a child with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and what it’s like to...
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Chill Out!: Teachers' Guide

The Chill Out! resource uses TV to teach children about conflict resolution, bullying prevention, fairness and relationships. It utilises dramatic segments from Lift Off, the ACTF's award-winning entertaining and educational series for young children. The Chill Out! Teachers' Guide contains practical classroom strategies and student activities for exploring topics dealing with aspects of...
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Crash Zone: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 7 teaching activities linked to the Crash Zone television series. Resource Description Students explore: the relationship between humans and cyborgs (human-like machines). What are the implications for ethics, politics and citizenship in contemporary societies. the construction processes through which televisual text communicates meaning, further developing their...
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Dogstar - Primary Teaching Kit

In the year 2347, on a voyage from Old Earth to New Earth, a freak accident causes the Dogstar; a giant space ark containing all of the world’s dogs, to become lost to mankind. This fascinating scenario sets the scene for the heroes of the story, the Clark kids, to find the Dogstar and return the dogs of Earth to their owners. Throughout this journey, they meet strange alien races, unusual...
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Double Trouble - Learning And Teaching Resource

The Double Trouble: Learning and Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM) is a contemporary resource that offers teachers and students interactive and engaging education content to explore Indigenous perspectives through a multidiscipline approach. The resource speaks directly to students where they can watch the selected video clips and apply their understanding by completing the relevant interactive...
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First Day (1995 Documentary) - Study Guide

The First Day Study Guide accompanies the First Day (DVD) program and presents an overview of the changes that children go through when they first attend school. It offers guidelines for teachers and parents to help them cope with the changes school life brings. First Dayis a documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the...
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Genie from Down Under: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 19 teaching activities linked to the Genie from Down Under television series. Students explore: the comedy genre in TV programs the techniques for creating mood and atmosphere in filmed narratives compare how a comedy scene is portrayed in a tv program with how it is written in the tie-in book the use of exposition and the role of a narrator the notion of identity...
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Hardball Q&A Webinar

Australian primary students had the unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Hardball cast members: Semisi Cheekam (Mikey); Reannah Hamdan (Salwa); Logan Reberger (Jerry) and Erin Choy (Tiffany). Teachers, download the free Hardball Teaching Toolkit: https://actf.tv/HardballTT
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Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit

The Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit will support Year 3–6 teachers and students to engage with learning tasks for each Content Descriptor in the Australian Curriculum: Media Arts. In addition, General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum are also addressed and specified under the respective content descriptor. The content descriptors are grouped in the 3-4 and 5-6 Bands; however,...
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Hardball Teaching Toolkit

Set across the backdrop of colourful Western Sydney, Hardball traverses the highs and lows of pre-teen life. Themes of family, multiculturalism, and resilience – along with ethical dilemmas, Jerry’s healthy respect for mathematics, and the problematic use of ICT by almost everyone – makes Hardball the perfect children’s series to explore the General Capabilities through. The Hardball...
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I Think: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 4 teaching activities linked to the I Think Teacher Resource. Students explore: the difference between emotions and feelings and discuss the relationship between the brain and emotions. the connections between brain, mind and personality. the differences between our perceptions of our bodies and brains. They discuss ‘memory’, the implications of losing one’s...
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Kaboodle - Teachers' Notes

Kaboodle is an anthology series of short stories designed to impart a love of storytelling and develop specific understandings about literature. Each episode includes both live action and animated stories, varying in length from a few minutes up to 24 minutes. Some stories are adaptations of popular children’s books. Many of the stories are suitable for early childhood. The associated free...
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Legacy Of The Silver Shadow: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 6 teaching activities linked to the Legacy Of The Silver Shadow television series. Resource Description Students explore: how film and TV program makers use actors and various production techniques and effects to create believable characters and settings in order to tell stories. skeletons, in natural and built environments and study 2D and 3D shapes, nets,...
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Li'l Elvis Jones & The Truck Stoppers: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 10 teaching activities linked to the Li'l Elvis Jones & The Truck Stoppers television series. Students explore: aspects of the animation process and provide students with opportunities to investigate and extend their knowledge of animation using different animation techniques and compare the production processes and effectiveness of these techniques the concept of...
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MY:24 - Study Guide: Health And Physical Education (HPE)

This study guide provides teaching strategies to support students in the development of knowledge, skills and depositions that will reinforce their sense of self, and support them in building and managing satisfying relationships, and positively influence, their own and others’ health and wellbeing. MY:24 offers students a wonderful stimulus to study Health and Physical Education and reflect...
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Noah & Saskia: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 10 teaching activities linked to the Noah & Saskia television series. Students explore: what issues are important to them and how they can form positive relationships with others the concept of identity and the effects of interactions between family, friends and other people and the perceptions of others on the development of identity consider issues of friendship...
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Nowhere Boys - Study Kit: Episodes 1-6

The Nowhere Boys Study Kit incorporates the press kit and study guide, created by Katy Marriner for the Australian Teachers of Media. The study guide has been written for upper primary and lower secondary students and provides information and suggestions for learning activities in English.In English, students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They read and view, and also interpret...
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Paper Planes Q&A For Students

Director Robert Connolly and actors Ed Oxenbould and Peter Rowsthorn share their experience of making Paper Planes during this virtual excursion. The Q&A format provided students with an opportunity to ask their own questions about filmmaking - from the initial idea, to hiring of the cast and crew.
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Ready For This - Cast Q&A Webinar

Ready For This cast members Madeleine Madden (Zoe) and Aaron McGrath (Levi), along with Head Scriptwriter Liz Doran, provide a behind the scenes insight into the award-winning TV series, acting and the script-writing process.
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Ready for This - Study Guide

Ready for This is an aspirational teen drama series that highlights the challenges and adventures of six elite teens brought together in pursuit of their dreams.This study guide has been written to support the learning and teaching in a number of areas, including Health and Physical Education (Years 7-10), English (Year 10) and Media (Year 10). Civics and Citizenship is relevant...
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Round the Twist: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 40 teaching activities linked to the Round the Twist television series. Students explore: film as text, developing visual literacy, and exploring a range of social issues the concept of sub-plots, compare the book version of a story with the TV version, learn about point of view shots as a camera technique how film narratives may be derived from familiar fairy tales....
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Touch The Sun Education Resources

Touch the Sun, the winner of an international Emmy Award, is a series of six telemovies of 95 minutes each. The telemovies feature mystery, comedy, pathos and fantasy; and encourage young viewers to explore issues such as growing up, being different, resolving conflict and fears, seeking identity and working out values. The Touch The Sun Education Resources provide seven learning activities...
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What's Fair?: Teaching Resource

What’s Fair? is a multimedia education resource that explores ethical issues with students aged 8-12. This anthology contains 13 digitised clips from the award winning ACTF series Round the Twist, Winners, Sky Trackers and Lift Off. The clips are rich and relevant contexts for inquiries about ethical behaviour involving young peoples’ relationships at home, at school and in the wider...
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Winners & More Winners Education Resources

The 20 compiled teaching activities are based each telemovie in the Winners & More Winners collection. These activities explore film language and issues to do with peer pressure, family ties, friendship, conflict, values, individuality and independence.
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Woven Threads: Stories from Afar Teaching Toolkit

Woven Threads: Stories from Afar is an 8 x 4-minute series which presents varied refugee stories through beautiful and powerful animations. The emotive storytelling compels us to remember our shared humanity, and to identify with the universality of the refugee experience. The Woven Threads: Stories from Afar Teaching Toolkit aims to support teachers in exploring key themes from the series....
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