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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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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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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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First Day (1995) - Teaching Resource

First Day is a 75-minute documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the preparation of each child for school. When the first day arrives, we follow the children waking up,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Persuasive Language For Role Play

In newspapers, stories are usually 'anchored' by images and cartoons. Often the images act as a guide to the position that the newspaper has decided to take on the issue. In advertising, the combination of visual images and language is one of the most crucial elements. Editorials and sometimes letters to the editor are often matched with a cartoon. Print, television, billboard, and poster...
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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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Secondary English Teaching Resource

The Secondary English Teaching Resource highlights the need for students to think critically and become discerning consumers about multi-media texts. 21st century students are bombarded constantly with visual messages, complex instructions, technical specifications and graphic illustrations. They become overloaded with information and cannot discern the genuine and valid from the misleading...
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Songs Of Innocence - Teaching Resource

Songs of Innocence is a thought-provoking, 1 hour documentary that offers a child’s eye view of family life in today’s society. Thirteen children express their feelings about growing up in diverse family situations. The video and curriculum guide booklet are resources for teachers and students at senior secondary and tertiary level as well as professional and community groups. The...
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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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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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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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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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