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MAP READING - A USEFUL SKILL FOR GEOGRAPHY - HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

MAP READING - A USEFUL SKILL FOR GEOGRAPHY - HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

The cover image (right) list three uses of this unit. It can be a ready made standalone unit concentrating on the skill of map reading. The inclusion of black and white and colour attachments provide flexibility in providing hard copies. The visual inclusions of drawings, maps and graphs provide ample opportunity for students to find, consider and provide answers to set questions. Project the maps in the series and discuss the questions in class. Provide the attachments to find out why the the 5th generation descendants of the pioneer settlers decided to leave the farm .However this unit could be used as an introduction to other units which examine the broader issues contained in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan - an issue very much in the current news (2017). For history students this unit touches on the issue of farmers who were "squatters" before the advent of land surveys and titles. For those involved in environmental studies this unit shows impact and change within a river system due to population increase, land use and technology changes. The attachments provide the guidelines for investigation and interpretation. Follow the McNab family through 5 generations of change which a revealed in the map series. Some of the answers are obvious but others may require debate. See how many of the changes your students can discover in the "spot the difference page". Maps reveal visually information that would take many words to provide.

By KPolkinghorne

Australian Coins: Presentation  Lesson, Non Fiction Reading Comprehension,  Worksheets, Video

Australian Coins: Presentation Lesson, Non Fiction Reading Comprehension, Worksheets, Video

This literacy/maths link pack on Australian currency introduces students to the six coins in circulation and 1 cent and 2 cent coins, Royal Australian Mint and commemorative coins. Literacy Learning Objectives: To be able to retrieve information, take part in class discussion and listen to others, label pictures correctly, work out meaning of words in a text, write simple sentences with correct punctuation. Maths Learning Objectives: Recognise and describe Australian coins, to know each coin has a different value and is not related to size of coins. If you are planning a visit to the Royal Australian Mint or just want to watch a video about the Royal Australian Mint, starting to teach your students about Australian currency, then this is an ideal resource to get started. It contains - A 16 Slide PowerPoint Presentation lesson with whole group listening and speaking activity (8 questions). Divided into Lesson starter, Main lesson and Plenary. In addition to the Presentation there are learning support materials:- - Students can design their own display cards with facts – Art link - Two differentiated reading comprehension texts with questions. One set with 11 questions and the other set with 15 questions. - Cut/Paste Coin Match - students cut out and match the coins to the values shown the worksheet and then label each coin with the name of image on the reverse of each coin. - Extension: Write four facts worksheet There are display posters - laminate the whole page general fact sheet onto card paper - laminate and cut out the half page coin facts onto card paper. Included 3 weblinks to choose from to go with this resource. Youtube link: Royal Australia Mint Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u3upZG4toE Youtube link: 5:37 mins long – Special coins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X83zllePHjI Youtube link: 4.39 mins long – Making of Official Anzac Coins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqLUc3QiNZI Hope you enjoy this resource. File Type: PowerPoint, Word formats contained in a zip file

By Ro_Milli0110

Maori Language Labels Days Months and Numbers New Zealand Te Reo

Maori Language Labels Days Months and Numbers New Zealand Te Reo

Included in this pack are two gorgeously designed labels with both English and Maori Language. Words included are the days of the week (including Saturday and Sunday) the months of the year and numbers up to 10. Further I have included the number symbols which make it ideal for your daily calendar in your class. Both designs are bright and colourful. This is an excellent resource to use all year long and in particular for Maori Language Week. I use them all year long and interchange between Maori and Language. If you like this resource also check out my other quality Maori Language products. Enjoy

By Kiwilander

CBCA Book Week Quiz - Escape to Everywhere theme (60 questions)

CBCA Book Week Quiz - Escape to Everywhere theme (60 questions)

This interactive PowerPoint quiz is perfect for using in Book Week 2017. It contains 60 questions that focus on this year's theme 'Escape to Everywhere.' The books covered by the questions are suitable for using with 7-12 year olds. Use as a starter, an assembly, a filler or a main activity. All questions are multiple choice and focus on popular modern books as well as classics. After you have chosen an answer for each question, click again and the correct answer changes colour. Example questions include: Where does Heidi go to live? The seaside, on canal boat or in the mountains Where does the boy meet The Grand High Witch in Roald Dahl's 'The Witches?' At a hotel, at a restaurant or at the movies Where does Hiccup learn to train a dragon? The Island of Berk, The Island of Soup or The Island of Fire In which fictional village is Honeydukes? Privet Town, Ottery-St-Catchpole or Hogsmeade

By blossomingminds

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day (Design D)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day (Design D)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design D (poppy). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design D (poppy). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design C - medal Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc   (Design C)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design C)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design C (medal). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design C (medal). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design D - poppy Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook

For KS1/2. I have written the story ofCaptain James Cook in a child friendly vocabulary, outlining his life, his travel to Tahiti and then his discovery of Australia. I have included a PDF file which can be printed as individual workbooks and a powerpoint presentation for discussion about the topic.There are comprehension questions, writing activities, some grammar, a ship's log entry and a story planning sheet. I have also included some word maps which could be printed out for teacher display boards.

By teachercellar

THE VOLCANIC CRATERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA -FORMATION-ABORIGINAL STORY- TOURIST ASSET

THE VOLCANIC CRATERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA -FORMATION-ABORIGINAL STORY- TOURIST ASSET

This unit has a focus on the creation of 4 volcanic crater lakes formed between 4000 and 5000 years ago. Through a series of labelled diagrams you will be able to explain the formation stages. The unit ties into the explanation of Aboriginal People who must have witnessed the eruption and the formation. Their story of explanation is added. Mount Gambier owes much of its tourist appeal to the presence of these crater lakes inside the volcanic rims which form a backdrop[ to the city. By broadening the area and studying the map between the two capitals of Adelaide (South Australia) and Melbourne (Victoria) the central position of Mount Gambier provides another reason for tourist stopovers. Broaden the study and Mount Gambier is adjacent to two locations of world significance - the fossil rich Naracoorte caves (World Heritage listed) and Penola which is a location of significance in the story of Saint Mary MacKillop. There are several attachments for you to use dealing with the formation process; the visit to the craters and a summary test sheet with cut and paste graphics. These graphics are clearer in the colour versions but if that isn't possible I suggest you project the colour images and discuss them. This area of South Australia deserves to be a significant tourist attraction which you will understand when you cover the material.This unit supports Destination and Location studies (UK); Natural disasters and landforms studies (Australian Curriculum). It's a bit of a pity that you will be several thousand years late to witness the volcanic eruptions.

By KPolkinghorne

Religion: How Caritas Australia helps to achieve social justice

Religion: How Caritas Australia helps to achieve social justice

Two PowerPoints designed for a 9 religion unit about Social Justice and how Catholic organisations contribute to the betterment of society. 1) A PowerPoint introducing the organisation 'Caritas Australia' including their mission and values. It includes an inquiry activity which requires students to go to the Caritas website to learn more for themselves. 2) A PowerPoint looking at three of the countries Caritas assisted and how they did so (Australia, Sri Lanka and the Solomon Islands). It includes videos from the 2014 Project Compassion campaign and viewing questions for students to answer after watching each clip.

By lrigb4

Primary Adventure Stories Writing Toolkit

Primary Adventure Stories Writing Toolkit

Included are my most popular story writing resources and unit planning. In this pack you'll get a full unit plan with plenty of activities and differentiation, vocabulary sheets, sequencing activities, dilemma and resolution writing activities, and much more! Suitable for Year 3 and 4 classrooms. A £26.00 value altogether!

By vcurrie19

Essay Writing: Survival & Rescue

Essay Writing: Survival & Rescue

Compare and contrast! Here are two true stories of survival and rescue. With detailed guidelines suggesting how to proceed, the student will read the texts, choose an essay topic from several suggested, take notes, organise those notes, and write an essay. This assignment will take at least one week to complete. Stories: Tracks In The Bush An Australian ranch-worker goes missing, and three Europeans, along with six blacks, trek through the bush to rescue him. The tracking abilities of the blacks consistently astonish the narrator. He also describes the intense natural surroundings and the challenges, on a human level, that are faced by all involved. The Marvellous Ice-Drift of Captain Tyson This early attempt to reach the North Pole failed. The voyage nonetheless left its mark on history when the captain and crew were forced to abandon ship and live on an ice floe for 196 days in the middle of the Arctic winter. German sailors, an American cook, and a group of Inuit faced deadly conditions together. Under the leadership of Captain George E. Tyson, not one person perished. Note: To the best of my understanding the use of the word ‘black’ to refer to the indigenous peoples of Australia is preferable to them to the word ‘Aborigine’. Thus, the original term has been left unaltered in the text. If I am mistaken and have caused offense, please let me know! TIP! This may be a good choice for a student with an interest in outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping or rock-climbing.

By canadianwinter