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My Place - Teachers' Guide EDUCATION RESOURCE


My Place - Series 1 Trailer

My Place is the story of one spot in Australia told by the children who lived there over 130 years, starting in 2008 and going back to 1888. Thirteen children, all with a talent for some kind of trouble. Each living in the very same spot, each hiding up the very same fig tree, each with an adventure to tell.

My Place - Series 2 Trailer

Continuing on from where My Place Series 1 left off, Series 2 takes us on journey even further back in time.

Based on the Nadia Wheatley & Donna Rawlins picture book, My Place is the story of one spot in Australia told by the children who lived there. In Series 2 we start in 1878 and continue back in time to an Australian landscape before European settlement.

Each episode is set in the same place, with all the kids, regardless of the era in which they live, having a habit of getting into some sort of trouble!

Resource Description

The My Place Teachers’ Guide (DVD-ROM) supports primary and lower secondary teachers using My Place series 1 and 2 in the classroom. It includes:

  • Two Decade Timelines that highlights significant events and people in 26 decades (2000s-1770s and Before Time) of Australian history and politics, society and culture, science and technology that underpin the stories of the children in each episode.
  • Information on each of The Episodes, from both series 1 and 2, with downloadable post-production scripts.
  • Over 450 Teaching activities and 78 clips for Years 3-6 and beyond. All activities have rich curriculum content that directly support the Australian Curriculum areas of History, English, Geography and The Arts (Media Literacy).
  • The Making of My Place including interviews with author Nadia Wheatley, illustrator Donna Rawlins and TV series producer Penny Chapman, production materials, cast and crew lists, press kit and the My Place websites.
  • Photo galleries with over 250 production stills from the episodes and behind the scenes.

The My Place Teachers' Guide features materials found on the My Place for Teachers website, with additional materials to support the teaching of Media Literacy and Geography.

DVD-ROM features:

MY PLACE: SERIES 1 (2008-1888)

The Episodes
In The Episodes, explore Series 1 and read the post production scripts.

Decade Timeline
The Decade Timeline (2000s-1880s) highlights selected key events and significant people from Australian history & politics, society & culture and science & technology, that underpin the stories of the children in each episode. There are 13 decades that extend 130 years

Teaching Activities and Clips
There are over 300 Teaching Activities and 39 clips taken from My Place series 1. The teaching activities are organised into three strands; History, English and Media Literacy; and are focused on Years 3-6 and beyond. All activities have rich curriculum content that directly support the Australian Curriculum areas of History and English.

The Making of My Place
The Making of My Place information includes interviews and chapter readings with author Nadia Wheatley, interviews with TV series producer Penny Chapman, as well as production information and materials, including poster designs, cast and crew lists, press kit and details about the My Place websites.

Photo Gallery
The Photo Gallery includes stills from the production, especially those related to the 13 episodes and teaching activities, characters and cast, and production crew.

MY PLACE: SERIES 2 (1878-Before Time)

The Episodes
In The Episodes, explore Series 2 and read the post production scripts.

Decade Timeline
The Decade Timeline (1870s-1770s and Before Time) highlights selected key events and significant people from Australian history & politics, society & culture and science & technology, that underpin the stories of the children in each episode. There are 13 decades that extend beyond 130 years.

Teaching Activities and Clips
There are over 200 Teaching Activities and 39 clips taken from My Place series 2. The teaching activities are organised into two strands; History and English; and are focused on Years 3-6 and beyond. All activities have rich curriculum content that directly support the Australian Curriculum areas of History and English.

The Making of My Place
The Making of My Place information includes an interview with illustrator Donna Rawlins and the final book chapter readings by Nadia Wheatley, as well as production information and materials, including cast and crew lists, press kit and details about the My Place websites.

Photo Gallery
The Photo Gallery includes stills from the production, especially those related to the 13 episodes and teaching activities, characters and cast, and production crew.

MY PLACE: GEOGRAPHY RESOURCE 

Decade Timeline
The resource provides links through to both of the Decade Timelines from series 1 and 2.

Teaching Activities and Clips
The Geography resource offers engaging and interactive teaching ideas for Years 3-6 and beyond. There are more than 40 teaching activities and 20 video clips, selected from series 1 and 2. The teaching activities use an enquiry based approach and focus on geography concepts evident in the Australian Curriculum for Geography.

My Place Maps
These interactive maps (1948-1888) are valuable assets to show students how one place changes over time. The maps are supported by additional teaching activities that engage students with authentic learning and use of essential geography terminology. 

Photo Gallery
A selection of My Place stills are  provided as a valuable a resource to investigate the geography concepts.

The My Place Teachers' Guide features materials found on the My Place for Teachers website, with additional materials to support the teaching of Media Literacy and Geography.

Year Level

Middle Primary (4-5), Middle Years (5-9)

Curriculum Study Areas

Drama (The Arts), English, Geography, History, Media Arts (The Arts)

Themes

belonging, bullying, culture and traditions, family, identity, Refugee, relationships, time, values, war and conflict