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TeachUNICEF

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TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards.
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This website is a global education teacher resource site which focusses on the many topical issues that the poorer countries tackle with. This site goes into the millenium development goals, a range of goals which those countries in need must tackle and over come for them to be a healthy, sufficient country, also water and sanitation.I think that it is important to make the children become aware of the global problems that many countries are tackling. I mighten go into so much detail of these problems, but more so make the children have an undertsanding that there are people out there who dont have an oppertunity to go to school, drink clean water, have electricity and so on. Just giving the students an oppertunity to see how lucky they are and that they should be very thankful for what they have, will hopefully open up their minds upon the world and leave their egocentric minds and allow them to grow. 

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

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This site created by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development shares the qualities of what a "Good Teacher" should have. Apart from all of the lovely personality characteristics in which a good teacher should hold, there is a focus that teachers need to be confident users of computer technology and also have an open mind into worldwide topical events and problems. This shines a light onto the 21st century based learning which is more and more able to be seen in schools all around Australia. 

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Orangutan | Species | WWF

Orangutan | Species | WWF | Humanities | Scoop.it
Protect endangered species, including the orangutan, at World Wildlife Fund. Learn about the ways WWF works to conserve a future where people live in harmony with nature.
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Orangutans are one of my favourite animals and when i was in Boreno 3 years ago, i was lucky enough to vistit and orangutan encolsure. These beautiful creatures are in harsh danger or becoming extinct. Their habitats are being toen down, resulting in the many deaths of these placid animals. I find it heart breaking that my children and their children mighten even get the oppertunity of seeing these gentle creatures. As a future teacher i think it is very important to make the children become aware of natural resources, sustainability, and extinction. Making the children become aware of these factors will allow them to have a more open minded approach to life and the world around them. 

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Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) - Homepage

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) - Homepage | Humanities | Scoop.it
The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) - Homepage is a partnership of the Australian Government, the States and Territories that supports schools to work towards a sustainable future.
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This website based around sustainability support schools and their communities to become sustainable. It focusses on improvements in a school's management of resources and facilities including energy, waste, water, biodiversity, landscape design, products and materials. I do believe that this is a good site and a big problem that we should make the students aware of. Sustainability is an ever living problem that is becoming more and more important as the earth and its resources grows older and older and more scarce. Allowing the children to become aware of this problem will broaden their minds and thinking about the world and current matters. 

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Kids Helpline

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Information on Kids Helpline and safety in cyberspace
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This website is targeted at cybersafety for children and also resources for teachers. It provides information upon online safety, cyber bullying and sexting. As the use of the internet is every growing, this type of bullying is most predominant. That is why i belive action must be taken upon this issue and implemented into the classroom. The teacher resources provide lesson plans which will help to stop cyberbullying from schools and make it a safer, knowledgable place for the students to feels safe in.

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Old School

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Have you ever wondered what school was like in the olden days? How different the classrooms, teachers and lessons were...and what the punishment was if you were bad?
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This clip from the ABC show BTN Behing the News, which is a news show for children, shows what it was like to go to school in the early 1900s. There is a school prgram in Sydney which offers this excursion. In the clip it shows how the children would traditionally dress, how a typical classroom of that time looks like, what materials, resources and equiptment were used in the classroom at this time. It also explains how strict the teachers were and what would happen if the children were badly behaved. I like this resource as it flows into the past history of Australia and it would also allow many great topics to further go into with the children.

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Home - Trove

Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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This website is created from the National Library of Australia. It is a resource which allows for students to reasearch in specific areas they intend to stufy within. It offers many online resources such as books, images, newspaper articles, maps, diaries, music. This site is very beneficial for students as it is full with researching devices to enhance their learning and research. 

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