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  • Analysing an advertisement

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    Understanding persuasive texts like advertisements is a life skill. This resource provides teachers and parents with a way of exploring adds and analysing the language used to persuade. Use with students in years 3-6.

  • Australian painter: Arthur Streeton

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    In this lesson the work of Arthur Streeton is viewed and discussed. Students then create a frame and use this frame to create a drawing.

  • Buying petrol

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    Cambodia, officially called the Kingdom of Cambodia, is situated in South East Asia and has a population of around 15 million people. The majority of these people live in the countryside. ‘Filling up’ in the countryside is far different from buying petrol at the service station. Motos pull to the side of the dusty, pot -holed roads to the roadside stall selling petrol. Here they purchase a recycled bottle filled with fuel. The average purchase is one litre. Fill, pay and leave in under 5 minutes!  This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of two lessons, which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on Asian countries e.g. Cambodia, fuel use in Asian countries, transport and the environmental footprint.

  • Chalk art

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    In this lesson students will examine chalk drawings on pavements. They learn to use a grid when enlarging an image. They will draw an enlarged self portrait on the playground or any suitable place.

  • Chinese New Year

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    This unit is part of TRIO’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series.It consists of three lessons which are suitable for all grades, Kinder-grade 6. The lessons look at the lion and dragon dances which are significant aspects of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The unit contains links to online resources and photos you can use to teach these lessons.

  • Community art

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    The community art movement started in California and has taken off around the world. Looking at community art in your location is the focus of this art lesson. Students create art that could be displayed in around school or classroom.

  • Continuous line drawing

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    An art lesson on drawing using continuous line.

  • Emu

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    Emu is a hybrid text which includes both narrative and informative text. As such it provides teachers with a great way to discuss with students how the text has different text structures and language features when an author’s purpose changes. These teaching notes have been written with year three and four students in mind.

  • Girl on wire

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    These book notes for the book, Girl on wire, by Lucy Estella and Elise Hurst unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years 3 and 4.

  • Homophone Rummy

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    Explore homophones with your class using this pack of cards. The resources is a downloadable A4 resource.

  • Idioms

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    An idiom is an expression peculiar to a language that cannot be taken literally, for example, ’I’ve got a frog in my throat.’ Reference: glossary NSW English Syllabus, page 137. Teaching idioms is a stage 2 and 3 outcome.

  • Incense in temples

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    Rituals are often culturally based rather than being purely religious. In Vietnam, the religious practice of farewelling the dead and the cultural practice of using incense to purify the air of ‘evil spirits’ is combined in the ritual of burning bell incense with a votive on it. Incense is used constantly in Vietnamese Temples and awakes all the senses. This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of three lessons which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. All resources (lesson plans, online links, four photographs and worksheets) are included.

  • Korean First Birthday

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    In many cultures birthdays are a time to celebrate! In Korean culture, the most important birthday to celebrate is the first birthday.

    In ancient times Korea had high infant mortality rates due to poor hygiene and lack of medicinal knowledge. An infant living to the age of one was something to be celebrated. The celebration of the First Birthday is an ancient tradition.

    All resources are included which means you just download and teach.

     

    The celebration is called Doljanchi (doll- jan –chee).

    This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of two lessons, which are suitable for all primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students.

     

     

  • Lego character

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    Select a Lego character and complete this template. If you don’t have a printer, fold a piece of paper into 4. Children in years 3-6 can then create a lego setting and write a story about their character’s adventures.

  • Lego character K-2

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    Select a Lego character and complete this template. If you don’t have a printer, fold a piece of paper into 4. Build the setting for your character using lego.

  • Mashrabiya

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    Mashrabiya is a window enclosed with carved wood latticework. The latticework screens are commonly found in Middle Eastern countries, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and India. Mashrabiya were traditionally used in homes and palaces. In palaces it was used in some internal windows as a privacy screen. It allowed woman to be hidden from the men yet be able to hear and see the comings and goings of people in the palace. This unit is part of Trio’s Cultural Perspectives lesson series. It consists of four lessons, which are suitable for lower and upper primary grades and are particularly supportive for EAL students. The lessons can be taught in isolation or provide a cultural perspective when completing units on the Middle East, India, Morocco, Egypt, Persia, hot dry climates, architecture, privacy  or sustainable cooling techniques. All resources (lesson plans, online links, photographs and worksheets) are included.