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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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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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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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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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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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Little Lunch Cast Q&A Webinar – Australian Primary Schools

Mrs Gonsha (Heidi Arena), Debra-Jo (Faith Seci), Rory (Flynn Curry) and Tamara (Olivia Deeble) thrilled primary students from around Australia by participating in a live online webinar on March 24. Students got to quiz the cast on how they got into acting, what was involved in making Little Lunch, their favourite episodes, how the young cast balanced school work and acting, how they deal with...
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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 Place - For Teachers

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...
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MY:24 - Study Guide: English

Providing teachers with strategies for the English classroom, this study guide uses selected episodes from MY:24 to explore the compelling and thoughtful themes of the series, and the art of creating a narrative. Using the MY:24 series as a stimulus to encourage students to observe the narrative, reflect on the story and themes in each episode, the teaching strategies in the guide support...
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MY:24 App

The MY:24 app allows users to create their own micro-documentary. It is inspired by the factual entertainment series MY:24 - a collection of stories from young people who have experienced one day that changed their life forever. The app enables young people to tell their own story by using a series of basic templates and the in-built capabilities of their Apple iOS mobile device (iPhone or...
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MY:24 App - Introducing Students to Documentary Filmmaking

Moneth Montemayor, media teacher from Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane, used the MY:24 App to introduce her students to the codes and conventions of the documentary genre. In this video, Montemayor and her students discuss using the app as a guided introduction to documentary filmmaking.
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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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Nowhere Boys - Study Kit: Episodes 7-13

The Nowhere Boys study guide has been written for upper primary and lower secondary students. It provides information and suggestions for learning activities in English. The tasks described in the Nowhere Boy study guide provide opportunities for students to complete a close analysis of the series and the key ideas and values on which it is based, and to engage in the processes of listening,...
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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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Stubbies - (Volume 1) Teaching Resource

The ACTF has taken some of its most entertaining, engaging and creative short form content and packaged it all together for use in the classroom. Stubbies supports teachers to encourage students to be creative and develop higher order thinking skills. Students are increasingly becoming the creators of short form content, with many involved in uploading videos, images, music and posts, and...
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Stubbies - Study Guide

The Stubbies Study Guide has been developed for teachers wishing to incorporate twenty-first century media into their classroom programs. At a time when students are viewing and creating short videos, online animations and digital forms, Stubbies presents many opportunities for them to enjoy and learn from high quality, locally produced content.The Stubbies Study Guide provides excellent...
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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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The Funny Ones Teaching Toolkit

In The Funny Ones, four girls with a passion for making people laugh are introduced to four of Australia’s funniest women. Together they turn ideas from their own lives into material for a show that has everyone in stitches. The discussion starters and learning tasks suggested in The Funny Ones Teaching Toolkit provide additional ideas for Years 3 – 6 students to engage with the film....
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The Inbestigators Q&A Webinar

In an ACTF Education webinar, inquisitive primary students from all over Australia had the chance to interview Anna Cooke, Abby Bergman, Aston Droomer, and Jamil Smyth-Secka – cast members from the popular children’s series The Inbestigators. Teachers, download The Inbestigators from the ACTF Education Shop: https://actf.tv/shop-IB
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The Inbestigators Teaching Toolkit

The mystery genre is so engaging partly because it positions readers as active participants in solving a crime. They put themselves in the detectives' shoes and collect clues alongside them, paying close attention to what the detective thinks, sees, does, and says. Learning tasks in this resource will help Year 3-6 students to better comprehend the mystery genre, teaching them to read and...
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The PM’s Daughter Teaching Toolkit (Years 5-8)

The PM’s Daughter is a 10-part live action series set in Canberra, the heartland of Australian politics, produced by Fremantle for the ABC. It tells the story of Catalina Parkes Pérez, a teenager who’s like any other, but with one difference: her mother is the new Prime Minister of Australia. The primary and lower secondary school teaching resource aligns with Civics and Citizenship for...
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The PM’s Daughter Teaching Toolkit (Years 7-10)

The PM’s Daughter is a 10-part live action series set in Canberra, the heartland of Australian politics, produced by Fremantle for the ABC. It tells the story of Catalina Parkes Pérez, a teenager who’s like any other, but with one difference: her mother is the new Prime Minister of Australia. The secondary school teaching toolkit is designed for Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS),...
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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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