Australian Historical Fiction – Secondary and Older Readers

Historical fiction novels including songs and poems set in Australia that meets the Australian curriculum for secondary students.   To Love a Sunburnt Country  by Jackie French From one of Australias most-admired storytellers comes a gripping and unforgettable novel based on true events and little-known people. This is a story about ultimate survival and the deepest kinds … Continue reading Australian Historical Fiction – Secondary and Older Readers

Ancient Civilisations, Myths and Legends – Primary

Students learn about Australian society and other societies in the world, both past and present; and how they function socially, culturally, economically and politically. Students examine developments that have resulted in or are bringing about change.       Pharaoh by Jackie French Set in a time before the pyramids and based on real historical … Continue reading Ancient Civilisations, Myths and Legends – Primary

Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Secondary

Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically … Continue reading Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Secondary

Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Primary

Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically … Continue reading Sustainability and Environmental Issues – Primary

Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia – Secondary

The Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia priority provides a regional context for learning in all areas of the curriculum. It reflects Australia’s extensive engagement with Asia in social, cultural, political and economic spheres.     Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub Sophie hates being stereotyped because she's Lebanese. When New Guy, Shehadie … Continue reading Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia – Secondary

Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia – Primary

The Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia priority provides a regional context for learning in all areas of the curriculum. It reflects Australia’s extensive engagement with Asia in social, cultural, political and economic spheres.   Onion Tears by Diana Kidd Onion Tears tells the story of Nam-Huong, a young Vietnamese girl living in Australia who … Continue reading Asia & Australia’s Engagement with Asia – Primary

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures – Primary

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority provides opportunities for all students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. Through the Australian Curriculum, students will understand that contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, resilient, rich and diverse.   Home of the … Continue reading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures – Primary

Bring Theatre to life in your classroom with an Usborne Slot Together Theatre

Theatre Press out the pieces and slot them together to create a stunning model theatre. Includes scenery and characters for performances of The Nutcracker and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a QR link to download specially recorded music. There’s also a book with instructions for building the theatre, and stage directions for the shows. … Continue reading Bring Theatre to life in your classroom with an Usborne Slot Together Theatre