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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.

  • Art Appreciation Jonathan Jones

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    Students will enjoy examining the artwork Untitled by Jonathan Jones. The artwork has been installed in the grounds of the recently renovated Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney NSW. It explores a symbol used by Aboriginal people for the emu. The broad arrow was also used on convict clothes. This lesson has been designed for students in years 5-6 and the focus is on art appreciation.

  • 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.

  • Chalk Boy

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    Chalk boy was shortlisted for the Children’s book of the year awards in 2019, so your school library will probably have a copy. The words and illustrations combine beautifully to create a thought-provoking book. A great text to explore the author’s message and a useful text for teaching the language of visual literacy. These book notes were written for students in years 5 and 6.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If I was prime minister

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    These book notes for the book, If I was prime minister, unpack teaching ideas for reading and responding to the text as well as composing. They have been designed for students in years five and six. The teaching notes encourage discussion about big issues facing Australia. This is a great book to make connections to history as well.

     

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  • 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.

  • Lennie the legend

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    Lennie the Legend, written by Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder, examines big ideas such as how we learn through the story of our past. Students in years 4, 5 and 6 connect with this story of nine year old Lennie making his way, alone, on horse back from country Victoria to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • 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.

  • Maths vocabulary sort

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    This sorting activity is designed for students in grades 3-6. It reinforces mathematical vocabulary for addition, subtraction and fractions.

  • Maybe something beautiful

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    This Book Note is based on the book, Make something beautiful How art transformed a neighborhood. This book is available as a video on You Tube. It is based on the transformation of a neighbourhood through art in San Diego. It follows Mira and her neighbours as they brighten up the neighbourhood with colourful art. The Book Notes have been written for students in years five and 6. They cover, colour as a symbol, appropriation, onomatopoeia and provide opportunities to discuss community.