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Character, story and animated worlds in Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers Webinar

To celebrate the ACTF’s 40th birthday and the Elvis: Direct from Graceland exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, we looked back at one of Australia’s much loved children’s television programs, Li’l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. How do creators use inspiration from popular culture to build stories and characters in animation? Learn this and much more as we speak to Li’l Elvis Jones...
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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 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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Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource

Lottie Dowling from the Asia Education Foundation introduces the engaging Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource, and outlines it links to the Australian Curriculum.
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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 Teaching Toolkit

The Mustangs FC Teaching Toolkit explores key themes from this unique series, including gender, relationships, mental health, leadership and diversity. Suitable for upper primary and lower secondary students, the toolkit provides teachers with discussion starters, engaging provocations and learning tasks, all linked back to clips from our award-winning series about an all-female soccer...
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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 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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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 - 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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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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Spellbinder - Exploring Science Fiction And Fantasy

Spellbinder is a compelling science fiction (SF), fantasy drama series with particular appeal to Middle Years students, 5 to 8. A freak accident transports teenager Paul to parallel world, where the industrial revolution never happened. The series and the free educational resources can be used to explore the SF and fantasy genres and complex science and technology concepts.
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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 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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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 Legend of Burnout Barry Teaching Toolkit

In The Legend of Burnout Barry, teenage friends Wheely, Brent and Shay are tightly bound by their shared and insatiable appetite for adventure. But when Wheely's obsession with being the town record holder becomes more important than his friends, he risks losing more than just the title. The discussion starters and learning tasks outlined in The Legend of Burnout Barry Teaching Toolkit provide...
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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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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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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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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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