When introducing the topic of immigrants and Immigration to students this website will be an informative resource. On this website students can explore the stories and lives of immigrants and their families. It has video clips for students to watch and a documentary, it will teach students the importance of why Australia is such a multicultural country and how immigrants have made that happen.
Great Humanities Geography website which provides resources to assist students and teachers explore and create with mapping tools.
This website is great for students as it helps them visualize and get to know the world around them. Fantastic tool to use in the classroom if you have an interactive whiteboard and students will enjoy it more than reading from an atlas!
An engaging short clip that test's your awareness.
We watched this in class in semester one, and i'm still sharing it with friends and family. This clip will be great for students who are always looking hard and concentrating but not noticing the small things that pass by.
A great way to translate words from one language to another
Google Translate is such a great way for students to translate words into a language of their preference. A second language is becoming more and more common in the classroom also along with the use of technology, so when students are stuck
As a person who speaks more than one language I feel google translate very useful, especially when finding the proper way to pronounce a word as it has that option.
Information on Kids Helpline and safety in cyberspace
This cybersafe website has put togethera cyber safety education program for schools to help educate kids about using technology properly. This program will assist parents with tips and downloadable information on how to make Cyber space a safer place for their child. As bullying in the classroom is evident in most schools now, the teachers resources section has great information on how to stop cyber bullying. With these safety practises in order it gives students the opportunity to surf the internet without any worries.
I remember watching this movie in high school, and I was reminded of it the other day when we watched the paper clip documentary in class. Freedom writers movie is a true story based on a teacher called Erin, the title idea came from the term "Freedom Riders' who refers to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested supreme court against the decision of ordering the desegragation of interstate buses in 1961.
This movie I believe is a good "hollywood" resource for teachers who don't always get the class they expect. Erin was a determined teacher who changed the lives of many students, truly inspiring.
An open-air museum, situated in an early gold diggings area. Provides an overview of what you can see and do and where to stay
Sovereign Hill is an open air museum which allows you to explore life as it was in the 1850's, during the gold rush. It's set over 25 acres of an original mining site and has goldfields where you can pan for specks of gold, shops, hotels, theatres, schools and undergroundmines to explore.
One of the school camps I attended was once in Sovereign Hill, we got to dress up in costume as they used to wear in the 1850's and go to school to practice writing. We also got to watch a show in the evening and slept one night in tents. It was a memorable trip and a great way to learn, it was better than just being at school in a classroom.
A scene from the documentary "Happy" I couldn't find it on youtube so i decided to upload it as it gives a positive message. All rights belong to the produce...
I watched this documentary on ABC last night called "Happy Movie" which was this great documentary that explored happiness in fourteen different countries. This scene really moved me and I thought it could appeal to many students as bullying is becoming bigger and bigger.Michael Pritchard is this great guest speaker who uses comedy which really appeals to students, here two students volunteer to talk about their experiences.
CERES community environment park is located in East Brunswick and is one of the largest sustainabilty educator providers in Victoria. CERES education is made up of a dedicated team of educators that provide a range of programs for early childhood centres, schools, tertiary institutions, adult groups and individuals.
The services that CERES education provides include:
- Excursions for student groups of all ages with access to the CERES community environment park. There are various multicultural programs available for students.
- Incursions is where CERES can go to your school or organisation to teach about sustainabilty education programs.
They also provide adult workshops, short courses and programs that cater for people of all ages and abilities.
This is beneficial for studenys as getting out of the classroom for excursions always excites students and it allows them to learn about various topics.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for a national curriculum from kindergarten to Year 12, a national assessment program that measures students' progress and a national data collection and reporting...
Australian Curriculum website, this keeps up to date with our national curriculum, and as future teachers it's important to keep this website as a resource as it will be a guideline for us.
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...
A great way to introduce the topic of prejudice to students, it's linked to racism and equality, and therefore class discussions can arise. This video will allow students to get a sense of knowledge of how agressive words and actions affect each other.
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.
Healthy Harold is a program which is run by Life Education Australia. It's a program which helps students to develop social skills and the knowledge necessary for effective decision making, peer pressure, communication, negotiation and how to resfuse in drug related situations.Life education encourages individuality and uniqueness, and helps teach skills so that students can confidently stand up for themselves, especially in social settings with friends.
Healthy Harold is a program which travels to different schools and communities, and their main goal is to help reduce tobacco use and illegal drug use surrounding young people, they also encourage to avoid and delay alcohol use.
I remember when the Healthy Harold mobile van came to my primary school, to teach us about all the harm of drug use. I found all the information useful, and also the use of multimedia technology and role plays were really descriptive.
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.
Previously I had never heard of Ted Talks until first semester at uni, when our teacher played us some clips. Ted Talks are great for students as they only go for a few minutes, and are entertaining. They are a great way to keep the students enthused, and that links with the meaning behind the name TED technology, entertainment and design. It's a great free resource which is available so easy, and is also subtitled in different languages.
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
Night by Elie Wiesel is a book about his experience with his father in the Nazi German Concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944-1945, towards the end of the second world war, at the height of the Holocaust. In just over 100 pages he tells his descriptve tale which became to be an international bestseller.
This novel would be best particularly aimed to grade 5 and sixes, as they're at an older age and might have some knowledge of the Holocaust already.
Welcome to the Melbourne Museum website. A virtual visit to Victoria's state museum of natural sciences, indigenous cultures, Australian history and cultural heritage.
Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere that has seven main galleries including a childrens gallery. This gallery has had past exhibits which have included mummies, dinosaurs, aboriginal art and Pharlap. They have this great Disocvery Centre that is located on the lowere level and is a free public research centre, here students can research almost everything at the touch of their fingertips. Next to the Museum an Imax is also connected, which shows movies and documentary films in 3-D format.
I always enjoy going to the museum as I always find something I've never seen, it's one of those places where you could spend endless hours.
Resources for Years 5-10 students focussing on Indigenous stories about the stars and constellations as told by the Boorong people of north-western Victoria.
Stories in the Stars focuses on Indegenous dream time stories, about the stars and consellations. These stories are told by the Boorong People of North western Victoria. Student can further research these dream time stories and research Aboriginal culture.
Science works is a great palce to take students on an excursion as they can roam around and learn from many different resources such as interactive media and educational games.
Paper Clips was a documentary we watched in week 8 in our Humanities class. It started as an after school voluntary project for middle school students in Tennessee in a town called Whitwell. The students were learning about the Holocaust and were really moved by the amount of six million. They wanted to see what six million looked like and decided to start collecting paper clips. As they researched they found that Norwegians wore paper clips as a silent protest and symbol of resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II. The students received a huge amount of international support, and this quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. In the end the students collected over 30 million paper clips, from people all over the world including celebrities and presidents.
It's a great documentary to show students, as it shows what a small town school is really capable of.
Bullying. No Way! Australia's safe and supportive school communities getting to the heart of the matter!
This is a great website that's easy to navigate aimed at parents, teenagers, childrens and teachers. It provides information and resources to help school leaders and teachers create and sustain safe and supportive school communities.
A refugee now living in the US, Joseph Kim tells the story of his life in North Korea during the famine years. He's begun to create a new life -- but he still searches for the family he lost.
This is an overwhelming story told by a young man by the name of Joseph Kim. He tells his story of his life during the famine in North Korea. Joseph saw his father pass away from starvation, his mother disappear and his sister flee to China to search for food. At the age of 16 he decided to escape North Korea to look for his sister. While hiding in China,he met a grandmother of Korean and Chinese decent who fed him and protected him, until he was gained help from LINK. He now currently is living in the United States as a refugee and is in college studying international business, while still searching for his sister.
Stories like this remind me of why my family and I moved from El Salvador for reasons such as civil war and a better future. However reading this breaks my heart, it's mixed emotions feeling happy that he was able to escape and start a new future and find a new family that helped him along his way, but at the same time I feel his pain for being away from his family.
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