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The Anzac Day tradition | Australian War Memorial

The Anzac Day tradition | Australian War Memorial | Primary geo | Scoop.it

The Significance of the ANZAC tradition for all Australians...


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, April 15, 2015 3:35 AM

Sourced from @SmythCatherine 's insight but such relevant comments about WHY? we commemorate ANZAC...

Why is ANZAC DAY a significant event in Australia? How do we assign significance to an event or a person?

Geoffery Partington suggests the following criteria can be used to determine significance:

1. Importance – to people living at the time

2. Profundity – how deeply people’s lives were affected by it

3. Quantity – how many lives were affected

4. Durability – for how long people’s lives were affected

5. Relevance – the extent to which the event has contributed to an increased understanding of present life 

Another way to think about the significance of something is to use Christine Counsell's model and ask whether the event or person was:

1. Remarkable (event/circumstance/person was remarked upon at the time or after)

2. Remembered (event/circumstance/person was important at some stage in history within collective memory)

3. Resonant (people like to identify with it, reveal something about individuals or society)

4. Resulting in change (consequences for the future -turning point)

5. Revealing- (about some other aspect of the past)

The Australian War Memorial website provides background information about this significant event.

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After Earth: Science

After Earth: Science | Primary geo | Scoop.it

Although the film is fiction-based, it does provide a platform to promote educational discussion about the science of global change, land use change, introduced species and mass extinction: subjects that tie in with the themes of the movie. Our studio in the US commissioned and worked closely with respected US Dr. Joe Levine who co-authored the student textbook ‘Miller and Levine BIOLOGY’ to develop several lesson plans in association with the release of After Earth.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 8, 2013 12:49 PM

 

The lesson plans are a great tool for teachers to excite their students about global change in an entertaining and informative way

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning | Primary geo | Scoop.it

VIDEO: Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork Running Time: 7 min. Editor's Note: Since we first reported this story, NatureMapping moved from the University of Washington to become an indepe


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, November 24, 2013 12:22 AM
Innovative fieldwork in practice...
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YR6. Australia as a Nation. Migration Matters

YR6. Australia as a Nation. Migration Matters | Primary geo | Scoop.it

Australia is a multicultural nation. People come from all over the world to migrate to this country. The reasons for moving are many and varied and some of these ideas will be looked at more closely by analyzing push and pull factors. Students will learn about the way of life of people who migrated to Australia, both before and after their move, through reading the stories of individuals


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:17 AM

Year 6 AC History program, lesson plans and worksheets for purchase from Just Teach Australia.

 

JMAC's curator insight, September 6, 2013 10:13 PM

A whole term topic for year 6 students to work with over the term. based upon the reasons and influences that effect people into coming to asutralian and how Australia has embrased Immigration.