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      Anzac Day Teaching Ideas Blog

      The spirit of Anzac

      Anzac Day is such an important date in calendars across the nation. The 25th of April is the commemoration of the many sacrifices made by those who have served Australia in times of need, and those who currently serve in Australia’s defense forces. The centenary of Anzac is from 2014–2018, commemorating the troops that landed at […]

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      Assessing English through poetry

      Poetry really is an art form that is underappreciated by students—and has been for decades. Is it because poetry is seen as ‘old-fashioned’ or hard to understand? Is it simply boring, sending students to sleep? Not anymore! The three poems and blacklines we are gifting you this Freebie Friday come straight from our AC Poetry […]

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      The power of poetry

      During a recent discussion with my colleagues, the subject of poetry arose, and the many benefits of its use in education. Sadly, the trend seems to be that the use of and interest in poetry in schools is decreasing. There is no doubt that teachers should expose their students to many different text types or […]

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      Freebie Friday Problem-solving blacklines

      Problem-solving puzzles

      Do your students have problems with problem-solving? Fear not! This week’s Freebie Friday is three blacklines aimed to promote problem-solving using real-life situations; e.g. dealing with money, problems around the house etc. These simple worksheets can be used as reinforcement for a lesson, a spare time activity, or as homework. Save Save Save

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      Problem-solving and NAPLAN

      With less than two months before the dreaded NAPLAN tests begin for Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students, many parents, teachers and students are probably starting to feel anxious. But what causes this anxiety, what is the intention of the NAPLAN assessments and how can you ensure your children are as prepared for NAPLAN […]

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      Freebie Friday Mapping skills

      Maps here and there

      In Tuesday’s post we talked about all the different mapping skills and how to use fun activities to incorporate them into your classroom. Well, today’s Freebie Friday follows on this topic: we have a sneak preview of Book 1 from our new Australian Curriculum Mapping skills series. The blacklines look at what a bird’s-eye-view is, […]

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      Developing mapping skills

      Developing mapping skills

      From reading maps, to orientating yourself in a city, to understanding the depth and dimensions of objects, not a day goes by without relying on mapping skills. There are so many easy ways to teach your students about the key areas of mapping, which include location, direction, aerial view, symbols, plotting, scale and relief. Here […]

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      Freebie Friday Fun weather facts

      Fun weather facts

      This past month there has been crazy weather all over Australia! The east coast suffered a heatwave, causing everyone to melt, while the opposite occurred in the west: everywhere was flooding, and it felt like winter. What is the world coming to? This week’s Freebie Friday is a double-page spread full of fun and interesting […]

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      Preparing for natural disasters

      The last thing any teacher wants is to have to implement safety procedures due to a natural disaster. But it’s best to be prepared. We have some simple tips on how to prepare your students for a natural disaster, and what to do if a natural disaster occurs during school hours. Preparing your class Be […]

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      Freebie Friday Civics and citizenship

      Civics and citizenship ideas and activities

      Are you interested in helping your students become active and enthusiastic citizens in their school and home life? This week’s Freebie Friday contains great ideas and activities that you can employ in the classroom that will foster and encourage your students to be the best they can be. And as a bonus – all of […]

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