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Education – Google Maps

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Google Maps is a great educational resource for students and teachers to access. It can be used as a visual aid for Geography lessons in the classroom. Technology in the classroom is very important for students learning in the 21st Century as there are always computers avaliable now for students to access. Google Earth is a visual aid which students can explore the world themselves, without leaving the classroom. Students may be excited to research and use this tool in the classroom. It can be easier for students to learn with as they are able to visualise certain places they may be studying. Many discussions can take place in the classroom where they can explore places and discuss what they can see and know about countries.

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Healthy Harold

The Healthy Harold website provides interactive drug and health education for primary and middle school children. Healthy Harold is an initiative of Life Education Australia.
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Healthy Harold is an educational program that visits schools. The program is very informative and engaging for students as Harold comes in a van full of visual recources. Students are able to see these resources and understand the different life lessons explained. The program varies across year levels and there are different programs to cater for specific age groups. The website can be accessed by anyone, including parents, teachers and students if they wish to study Harold and his lessons further. The program also provides a booklet of activities for students to take home or complete in the classroom.

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Immigration Nation

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Immigration Nation
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Immigration Nation is a documentary series programmed on SBS. It shows Immigration from the beginning years and how the policies have slowly changed over the years. It also shows Australia's multicultural mix and how it has become a very multicultural country. The series explores how Australia overcame their White Australia Policy and allowed migrants of many backgrounds into Australia, making it very multicultural. The documentary is about the building of multicultural Australia and how it has become the way it is today.
There are also interactive areas on the website where people are able to read stories from Immigrants, answer questions in 'Your Say' or watch the episodes of Immigration Nation online. Students are able to access the website and the episodes may be watched and discussed in the classroom.

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Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

Resource links below for more information on racial equality: http://www.adl.org/ http://www.hrw.org/ http://www.racialequitytools.org/introduction.htm http:...
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This YouTube clip presents various views students have when they see the cheerios commercial. People are able to see their reaction about the issue of racism and the impact it has on individuals, families and the world. Children share their points of view and ideas about the clip. Everything the children say is true and right. They see there isn't anything wrong in the clip and that people shouldn't be racist. Some of the children have strong viewpoints and state their beliefs that are true. We should support each and every couple around the world despite their age, gender, race, sexuality, and so on.

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Scienceworks: Scienceworks

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This is the front page of the Scienceworks museum website. A virtual visit to Victoria's interactive museum of science and technology.
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Scienceworks is a great place for everyone of all ages to go to and explore. It is a very interactive place for students full of resources and programs to create a fun and amazing experience for people. I like how Scienceworks has different parts where students can explore the resources and items. There are also areas where students can play but they are also learning about chosen topics. At school, we used to go to the Planetarium as we studying stars and Astronomy in the classroom. Scienceworks always makes learning engaging and fun. 

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Educational Videos

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Anti-Slavery Australia - Working to abolish slavery. Learn about it and find help here.
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Anti-Slavery Australia is a policy centre  based on the abolition of slavery, trafficking and extreme labour exploitation. The website provides information for people to look and research as they find out information about slavery and trafficking. Resources about slavery are avaliable as well as Educational Videos. These educational videos can be played in the classroom for students as they can understand about slavery. Discussions can take place after watching many videos as students can discuss how they feel about what they saw and what they understand about the topic.

I would show this video to grade 5 or 6 students as they will be able to understand slavery and what it encounters. The clip 'Young People' is beneficial for students learning as students from Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay campus in NSW explain the reality of human trafficking and slavery. It gives students the opportunity to watch a clip made by other students, which can be beneficial for their learning. There are four videos that can be seen and each of them don't go for a long time. Fact sheets can also be downloaded as students may access the site in the classroom and research the topic of slavery or trafficking. 

 
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Mabo - ABC TV

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Mabo Classroom is an interactive curriculum relevant for teaching and learning about Eddie Koiki Mabo. It includes information about his personal life, his exceptional attributes and the achievement he determined for Indigenous Australians. The resource includes videos, interviews with certain teams and cast,  documentaries and a historical timeline with footage and images from the era. It gives students the chance to understand Eddie Mabo, the history involved and what he did for Indigenous Australians. The resources also help students view what life was like in that time for people. Downloadable learning material for teachers and students available too. These materials could be used in the classroom for activites after watching documentaries or many discussions can occur after watching videos. 

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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Directed by Norman Jewison. With Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon. In pre-revolutionary Russia, a poor Jewish peasant must contend with marrying off his three daughters while antisemitic sentiment threatens his home.
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Fiddler on the roof is an American musical film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. Jews and Orthodox Christians live in the village of Anatevka. It is about arranged marriages as the traditions of the Jewish community as they had a matchmaker to arrange marriages which the father had to approve. Fathers would give their daughters off to marry the chosen man, even if the daughter doesn't like the chosen man. This raises discussions in the classroom about arranged marriages as they still happen today for some cultures and religions. It gets students to share their ideas and they can also research cultures who still have arranged marriages today. This film has a musical-comedy feel to it, as it is engaging for students to watch and still learn about the events unfolding in front of them.

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Sovereign Hill Education - home

Sovereign Hill Education - home | Humanities | Scoop.it
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The 1850s Goldrush comes alive at Sovereign Hill for students. It has

creative, stimulating and interactive experiences for school students. Students can go on an excursion and spend the day at Sovereign Hill, where they can learn about the past years and the gold rush. Many activities take place as students can go down to mines, watch lollies be made and participate in dressing up activities where they can see the clothing in the past. I remember going to Sovereign Hill in primary school and even in my early high school years. It was always very memorable and fun due to the activities that took place during the day. Many educational programs are avaliable which students and teachers can attend. Students are also able to search for gold which was always memorable, even if you found something small. When students are back in the classroom, there can be a follow-up lesson where students can discuss the history seen and how times have changed. They may also research the goldrush before they go to Sovereign Hill, so they have some background information of the 1850s.

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The Other Final (2003)

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Directed by Johan Kramer. With Matthijs de Jongh, Stephen Bennett, Dinesh Chhetri, Wangay Dorji.
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The Other FInal is a great documentry for students to watch. It is a story and football match between the two lowest teams in the FIFA world rankings in 2002 World Cup Campaign,. These two teams are Buhtan and Montserrat. The match takes place on the same day as the World Cup Final, as it is referred to as the 'Other Final'. The documentry shows the diverse historical backgrounds and cultures between both of the teams. The sport brings both teams together due to their love for the game and respect for one another. 

In class, the film can be shown and then discussed about the cultures and diversity between both. Religion can also be discussed due to both teams having different beliefs. Students are able to see in the film how FIFA can bring together two teams and create an amazing atmosphere when people are watching the game.

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Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) Trailer

Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) Directed by Phillip Noyce Executive Produced by Jeremy Thomas
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Rabbit Proof Fence is a film based on a true story of the events that happened years ago to Indigenous Australians. It shares the story of the Stolen Generation and how Aboriginal children were taken away from their families. In the film, three girls are taken away from their mothers and family as they are bought to the  Moore River Native Settlement re-education camp. This was an attempt of the white people to make these Aboriginal children more like them, as they wanted more white people not aborignal. I remember watching this movie in high school and how amazingly compelling it was as the girls try to escape, and do a good job of hiding their tracks. Discussions can be bought up in the classroom about the Stolen Generation and how children feel about seeing the events that happened years ago. Racism may also be discussed and past governments as the government is no longer like what it was in the film. It is a great resource of Indigenous Australians and what they went through years ago.

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Teacher resources - Consumer Affairs Victoria

Teacher resources - Consumer Affairs Victoria | Humanities | Scoop.it
Check out our fun and interesting resources that assist teachers to educate students on consumer issues.
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Guest speakers are great for the classroom as it allows students to listen to someone other than their teacher. Classes of the same grades can all come together and listen to the presentation given. Consumer Affairs Victoria have guest speakers which can come to schools and produce presentations. We had a guest speaker named Ros come to our university in week 7. The guest speaker spoke about young consumers and applied consumer skills. This could be beneficial for students as they are learning skills which they may have to apply in the real world. Some of these skills can include shopping, credit, debs, paying bills and tax. It helps to teach students about economics and prepare them for issues they may be facing in the future. Follow up discussions may take place in the classroom the following lesson or activities completed as the website provides resources which teachers may access and use in the classroom.

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SBS: First Australians

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First Australians is an informative and researched television series which depicts the true story of individuals, both black and white. It is based on the Indigeous history and shows Australia's most transformative period in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory. Episodes or parts of episodes could be shown to students in the classroom to give them an understanding of the past and events that occured. It helps students get an understanding of what happened when the British first landed in Australia and certain events that followed. It would be suitable for older years such as grade 5 or 6 as they will be able to watch closely and understand the events that are unfolding in the film. Certain discussions and activities can take place after the episode in relation to Indigenous Australians and certain events that occured.

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TED | Talks | List

TED | Talks | List | Humanities | Scoop.it
Here you will find the best talks and performances from TED conferences, TEDx and partner events -- and the best of the web. More than 700 talks are now available, with more added each week.
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TED Talks are short clips about various topics. They are not the normal educational videos that can be long but instead TED Talks get their message across in an engaging way. They provide humour in their talks and provide informative information. The talks don't go for too long so when students are watching, they won't get bored. There are many videos on numerous tasks that can be shown in the classroom. They can help interest students and spark class discussions. I believe students would enjoy these clips in the classroom as they are fun, engaging and also jokes sometimes that will make students laugh, while learning at the same time.

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education - History on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online

education - History on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online | Humanities | Scoop.it
Video clips related to History that have teachers notes on australianscreen.
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Australian Screen is a website and resource for teachers to use. It provides short feature films, documentaries and television programs for teachers to show their students in the classroom. The website is free as teachers are able to download resources to show and discuss in the classroom. There are many history clips that can be played in the classroom under specific headings that students may be studying in the classroom. If students are studying migration, there are many clips that they can watch, discuss and complete activties on. 

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Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches - Full Version

This is Dr. Seuss' view of prejudice: Some Sneetches have a star on their bellies, and some of them don't. The ones that don't have a star on their bellies a...
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This video is a representation of Dr. Seuss' book 'The Sneeches'. It is an engaging way to introduce prejudice to students in an interactive way. The video helps to teach students to be aware of the affect their actions and words have on others. This video links to equality and racism as students can see and understand how certain actions affect others. The video can be discussed in the classroom as students can share what they saw and their views on prejudice. The story may also be read as it will introduce students to prejudice, racism, judgement and identity. Students can be given the chance to share opinions and experiences in classroom discussions. 

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Education

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Plan your school visit and choose from a range of programs available at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
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The Melbourne Zoo is a great excursion and place for students to visit. They have many school programs where they provide opportunities for students to connect with animals, build upon their understandings of animals and the wildlife. There programs link strongly with the Australian Curriculum and outcomes that students may be studying in the classroom. There are many school programs which are conducted, as well as students are able to visit the Zoo on the holidays, with their family and friends. It is always open to people and visitors as they can explore the Melbourne Zoo and what it has to offer. Students could be studying animals and wildlife in the classroom and the Zoo would be a great time for them to see it in real life. The presenters and programs are educational as students will learn about and see animals, while having fun. 

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Oxford Atlas Project - Oxford Atlas Project 2

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Oxford Atlas Project
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The Atlas is a great resource for students to learn about Geography and different countries around the world. I always found an atlas interesting in my early high school years as I was able to see various places and where they are placed on the globe. The atlas presents information in a creative and interesting way. It is avaliable at schools  for students or teachers to use if desired. There are many versions of the atlas avaliable but they all provide maps and images of countries. There are many images in the atlas and students who don't like reading as much can enjoy looking at the data and placement of countries. The atlas can be used by any grade of students as I remember we always used to play atlas games where we had to find particular countries as instructed by the teacher. 

Students can use the atlas to assist when they are labelling particular countries. They may have to label places on a page and the atlas can be used for assistance of the particular placements. This is great for their knowledge of Geography as they can understand where countries are on the world map. An atlas was always great fun to look at in school and easy to understand by students.

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One Clip at a Time | Paper Clips Film

One Clip at a Time | Paper Clips Film | Humanities | Scoop.it
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Paper Clips is a documentary film that was viewed in my Week 8 Humanities lesson. The trailer for the film can be seen through this website and it also provides resources for people to use and see. It is a project completed by middle school students from a town in Tennessee, known as Whitwell. They created a monument of the Holocaust victims in Nazi Germany. Students started their collecting as an 8th grade project to teach them about other cultures. It ended up evolving and gaining worldwide attention as people started to participate. At their last count, over 30 million paper clips were received. The middle school try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. It is insightful for students to watch as it gives them an insight into the Holocaust with stories from individuals who were involved. Students can study the Holocaust and create various discussions in the classroom about the past.  

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Book Summary

In 1944, in the village of Sighet, Romania, twelve-year-old Elie Wiesel spends much time and emotion on the Talmud and on Jewish mysticism. His instructor, Mosh
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Night by Elie Wiesel is a novel about his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp in  Auschwitz. These experiences took place with his father as it was a well known camp located in Poland. The book focuses on the terror way the Jewish were treated during the Holocaust. It isn't a long book to read but some of the events in the book can be revealing as Elie Wiesel is outlining the events faced during those years. I would study this book with grade 5-6 students as they will be able to research the Holocaust and truely understand the events that unfolded. Reading the book will open up many discussions about the Holocaust, the Nazi regime and the treatement of people involved. 

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Jewish Holocaust Centre - The Nona Lee School Education Program

Click play to view a short video on the Centre's Education Program Over 400,000 secondary school students have attended educational programs run by t...
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The Jewish Holocaust Centre is located in Melbourne. It is a museum which includes the rememberance of people involved. It also provides educational programs for schools and classes to visit. The tours and visits can be suited to suit the visitors needs, as they can relate it to the Australian Curriculum and what is being taught in the classroom. There are many displays which students can look at and read true stories from survivors. "Modified programs suitable for Years 5 and 6 students are also available. These relate to human rights, conflict resolution, relevant films and novels, and other areas relevant to primary school Year levels." This is beneficial as students may be studying the Holocaust and they are able to see resources which they have read and learnt about on display. Follow up lessons can take place in class where students can discuss what they learnt and saw. They may also take away resources and stories from survivors and films shown in the program.

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Hang Mai's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:28 AM

If you're learning or teaching about the Holocaust, The Jewish Holocaust Centre is the best place to go to. It has a range of powerful and engaging programs and resoruces to allow one to learn about the important history of the Holocaust.

The centre provides exhibits on the personal memories and key events of the holocaust, allowing people to interact with the history through up-to-date technology.

People are also given the chance to hear recorded testimonies and stories directly from survivors of the Holocaust.

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Bullying. No Way!

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Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter!
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This website is a great resource for parents, teachers, students or young children. The website is easy to navigate around as it has many pages full of information needed. Teachers are able to download resources which they may present and discuss with students in classes. Some of the resources avaliable are videos which can be shown in the classroom and then students can discuss what they saw and how could ensure it doesnt happen in the schoolyard or at home. There are facts for teachers also about supporting students who are facing any issues. Students are also avaliable to access the website which is beneficial as they are able to read particular aspects which may help them and their parents with dealing with issues.

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What is 21st century education

21st Century Education is about making your classroom as dynamic as the world around us...
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This YouTube clip shows how 21st Century Education is rapidly changing from previous years. We now have more resources which can be accessed and used in the classrooms. Our world is forever changing and teachers aim to make the classroom dynamic also. There have been many changed over the past years to make classrooms like they are today. They are going to be changing for many years which will benefit students learning when in the classroom. The main focus is on teachers involvement in students education as they will be teaching the future generations to grow and take part in the developing future. It encourages teachers and students to look forward to the future and new possibilities that may occur and open up.

 

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Scootle - Home

Scootle - Home | Humanities | Scoop.it
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Scootle is a website full of resources for teachers to access and use in the classroom if they desire. They are able to access digital resources which are directly linked to the Australian Curriculum. They are able to search for specific resources under particular subjects and aspects of the Curriculum. There are over 16,000 resources which consist of videos, work samples, units of work and worksheets avaliable for teachers to use. They are able to be downloaded or accessed on the website during class. Resources from Scootle could be used in the classroom as they are in relation to the Australian Curriculum and what schools may be teaching. Teachers are able to look for resources about History for the particular level of the Australian Curriculum they are after.

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Home | My Place for teachers

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My Place for teachers is a great site for teachers to gain resources for the classroom. It provides educational material and resources to support teachers in learning about history and specific areas of Humanities. The website contains clips from certain eras which can be shown to students in the classroom. Many activities are also placed under each clip so teachers are able to explore and pick the specific one they believe would be best for students and their topic being learnt. There is a decade timeline where teachers can pick the specific era in history which students may be learning in the classroom. The clips allow students to visualise and see what life was like in the particular era and events that took place. Each of the teaching activies may be completed after certain clips which relate to what students have just seen. The activities are created in relation to the Australian Curriculum so teachers can ensure they are selecting the appropriate clips and activities. The clips and activities chosen by teachers would be in relation to the topics about history that are being learnt and studied within the classroom.

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My place for teachers provides teachers with a helpful resource for planning lessons with videos and accompanying activities. The clips are of primary school aged students which enables our students to relate and empathise with what they are viewing. There are clips from many eras and can be used in relation to the historical topic currently teaching to students.