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A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl Teaching Toolkit

A unique blend of documentary and theatre, A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl is a detailed study into the fascinating creature commonly known as the 12-year old girl. It features real Australian girls discussing their lives, pondering questions large and small, and articulating what it feels like to be twelve. This contemporary short film is a thought-provoking mix of narrative and...
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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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Dance Academy - Arts Education

Dance Academy: Arts Education supports Middle Years educators with engaging classroom activities, designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of dance, as both an artist and audience. The website features video clips and production materials from the award-winning television series Dance Academy, stimulus for over 100 downloadable teaching activities that have been...
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First Day Teaching Toolkit

The First Day Teaching Toolkit is mapped to the Australian Curriculum. It explores themes relevant to the Year 6/7 transition, including values, identity, resilience, friendships, and inclusivity. First Day (2017) follows main character Hannah as she finishes primary school and begins her secondary schooling. Hannah experiences all the excitement and fear associated with this transition, but...
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First Day Teaching Toolkit (Series)

In First Day (Series), it is Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school. As a transgender girl, Hannah not only has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, but also find the courage to live as her most authentic self. This resource will support Year 6 and 7 teachers and students to explore the themes in First Day, and help students to prepare for, process, and...
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First Day Webinar

In ACTF Education's First Day Q&A, students from across Australia met First Day writer / director Julie Kalceff, and lead actress Evie MacDonald. During the webinar, students learned more about this award-winning film, careers in the media, and the importance of diverse media representation. Teachers, download the free First Day Teaching Toolkit: https://actf.tv/FirstDayTT
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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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Hoopla Doopla! - English & Chinese Language Resource

The Hoopla Doopla!: English & Chinese Language Resource has been developed in partnership with the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) for lower-primary (F-2) Chinese language teachers. The resource features English and Mandarin language version episodes of the highly popular Hoopla Doopla! TV series - a unique show for 3-7 year olds where the characters physical action and comedy drive the story....
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Kangaroo Beach Teaching Toolkit

The Kangaroo Beach Teaching Toolkit is a water safety education resource for F-2 students and teachers. The resource contains eight lesson plans to use alongside school swimming lessons, as part of class inquiries into health and safety, or to address Health and Physical Education curriculum content in an engaging way. Lesson plans correspond to key learning areas in the National Swimming and...
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Lockie Leonard - For Teachers

Lockie Leonard for Teachers - www.lockieleonard.edu.au - is a multiliteracy resource aimed to help students in Upper Primary and Lower Secondary school explore the Lockie Leonard television series, based on the original trilogy of books by Western Australian writer Tim Winton. Adapted from the Lockie Leonard - Teaching & Learning DVD-ROM, this website is accessible with any Lockie Leonard –...
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Mortified - For Teachers

Mortified for Teachers - www.mortified.edu.au - is an online resource that accompanies the Mortified live action, children's comedy drama series which follows a young girl's journey towards self-acceptance. Adapted from the Mortified - Teaching & Learning DVD-ROM, this website features: A collection of video clips from the Mortified television series which explore the production, including its...
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Mustangs FC Q&A Webinar

In the Mustangs FC Q&A Webinar, Emmanuelle Mattana (Marnie), Ashleigh Marshall (Liv), Molly Broadstock (Bella) and Gemma Chua-Tran (Anusha) were quizzed by primary and secondary schools from Grade 5 to Year 10 on acting, gender stereotypes and women in sport.
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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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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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Rocky & Me Teaching Toolkit

Rocky & Me follows the story of Stella, an 11-year old girl living with cerebral palsy. When Stella gets her first wheelchair, she also gains independence and confidence. The Rocky & Me Teaching Toolkit will support Year 5 and 6 teachers and students to explore themes from the short film, with learning tasks related to disability, inclusivity, friendships, puberty, wellbeing and media...
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Summer's Day Teaching Toolkit

In Summer’s Day, we see one Australian girl’s awkward transition into a teenager. Summer’s mother isn’t around when she gets her first period, so she navigates becoming a woman, and her body image troubles, with the help of her best friend Mackenzie. The free Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit explores the content and themes in Summer’s Day, including menstruation, puberty and body...
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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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Worst Best Friends Education Resources

In the 6 teaching activities students explore issues about friendship, family, civics & citizenship, conflict, identity, trust, rituals, bullying and loyalty.
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