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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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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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Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi

The Language of Belonging website is an education resource based on the ground breaking Indigenous short animation Wadu Matyidi and the five accompanying behind the scenes mini documentaries. Designed specifically for Primary-aged students, this diverse learning program gives students the opportunity to explore the Adnyamathanha language, culture, stories and traditions, and develop their own...
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Little Lunch App

Designed to engage classrooms with student focused learning that integrates new technologies, the app supports students to create, deliver and share their own Little Lunch inspired episode, using their tablet device.In Stage 1, users are guided through a series of steps that help them establish their story - Who is your main character? Take a picture of them. Who stars in your film? Add their...
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Little Lunch App: A Teacher's Guide

The Little Lunch App: A Teacher's Guide resource provides teachers with a PDF version of the Little Lunch App: A Teachers Guide iOS multi-touch book and a PowerPoint of the included presentation.The guide is designed to support the integration of the Little Lunch App and original Little Lunch children’s television series into teaching and learning practices. The book guides users through...
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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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MY:24 - Study Guide: Humanities

MY:24 offers a series of unique windows into contemporary Australian life from the perspective of young people. The MY:24 Study Guide – Humanities, provides practitioners with discussion tools and activities to link these stories with themes identified in Years 5-9 of the Australian Curriculum: Humanities, with a particular focus on Civics and Citizenship. The MY:24 stories chosen for...
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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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Paper Planes - Novel And Film Comparison

Through this unit of work, written by Wendy Bean, students examine the visual and printed texts of the Paper Planes (feature film and novel). The novel is based on the motion picture screenplay Paper Planes, and is written by Steve Worland. This unit of work explores a range of themes touched on in the novel and film including loss, relationships, connectedness, friendship, independence and...
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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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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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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 Girl From Tomorrow Education Resources

Curriculum activities based on The Girl From Tomorrow that focus on narrative structure, production elements and characters. Students also about different fiction genres in television, film and books, focusing on the codes and conventions of drama, science fiction and fantasy.
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Virtual Learning

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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Worst Year Of My Life, Again! - Study Guide

The Worst Year of My Life, Again! Study Guide has been written for upper primary and lower secondary students. This resource provides interdisciplinary tasks that explore and evaluate a television series as well as providing a platform for students and teachers to explore and develop a range of elements from the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities. The Study Guide supports the vision...
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