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Lift Off! - Clash

This episode of Lift Off deals with conflict resolution. Students view the stories in the episode, discuss the issues raised then explore conflict as a narrative device and create their own stories.…

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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 s…

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My Place - Teachers' Guide

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 Be…

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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 Curriculu…

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Round The Twist - The Gum Leaf War

This episode provides a useful way of comparing the changes which occur when a short story is adapted for a TV program. It is based on the story "The Gum Leaf War" in Unbelievable by Paul Jennings.…

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Sky Trackers - Is There Life On Earth?

With these activities, students analyse how the development of character, conflict, and relationships is managed through the visual medium of film.…

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Sky Trackers - Long Distance Call

Students explore narrative techniques including exposition and dramatic licence, write and present a scene to the class, research one of the episode's themes and write a role play or creative essay.…

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Sky Trackers - Rocket To Me

Students analyse the narrative devices used to tell a story about family conflict. They examine family relationships and discuss the apparent contradiction between family conflict and support.…

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Touch The Sun - The Gift

Useful for teaching about television genre, this program shows the artificial and constructed nature of quiz shows. The activities also explore conflict and environmental issues.…

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Winners & More Winners - Boy Soldiers

Students explore issues about conscription in war time and how a filmmaker used a range of techniques to tell one boy's story. Students analyse the techniques used, research then debate conscription.…

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Winners & More Winners - Boy Soldiers B

Students discuss issues raised in the film then undertake research about the power of government to enforce military service and the role of citizens in a democracy to influence government.…

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Winners & More Winners - Quest Beyond Time

The film is useful for teaching about setting because it employs two different settings, the present in suburbia and the future in a rural setting. It can be used to demonstrate the relationship between setting and genre, setting and audiences' expectations, setting and mood.…

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