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Dogstar - Teaching Kit: Strand One

Dogstar Teaching Kit The Dogstar Teaching Kit aims to introduce the Dogstar series and its central characters; the concept of genre, in particular, news reports, science fiction, TV advertisements and TV comedy; along with the related Dogstar website.… These free lesson plans and classroom wo…

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Dogstar - Teaching Kit: Strand Two

Dogstar Teaching Kit The Dogstar Teaching Kit aims to introduce the Dogstar series and its central characters; the concept of genre, in particular, news reports, science fiction, TV advertisements and TV comedy; along with the related Dogstar website.… These free lesson plans and classroom wo…

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Double Trouble - Learning And Teaching Resource

The Double Trouble: Learning and Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM) is a contemporary resource that offers teachers and students interactive and engaging education content to explore Indigenous perspectives through a multidiscipline approach. The resource speaks directly to students where they c…

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English Productive Modes - Sketch Comedy in Practice

23 February 2015… Writer and producer Mark O’Toole discusses his writing career, and his experience developing the children’s comedy series You’re Skitting Me and Sketch-o-Matic interactive website with the ACTF.… Mark got his start in comedy on the Melbourne stand up …

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Explore Flight Science with the Paper Pilots

Join the inspiration behind the fascinating children's film Paper Planes with James and Dylan from The Paper Pilots. Students can explore the science of making and flying paper planes in this hands-on virtual excursion - without even leaving the classroom!… The Paper Pilots both have world ra…

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Exploring the use of Noah & Saskia in the Classroom

16 March 2015… Maggie Garrard introduces the plot and themes of the ACTF and BBC co-production Noah and Saskia. Christine Evely outlines the teaching resource she developed for the series, and its alignment to the Media Arts learning area in the Australian Curriculum.… Following a numbe…

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First Day (1995) - Study Guide

… The First Day Study Guide accompanies the First Day (DVD) program and presents an overview of the changes that children go through when they first attend school. It offers guidelines for teachers and parents to help them cope with the changes school life brings.… First Dayis a documen…

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First Day (1995) - Teaching Resource

First Day is a 75-minute documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the prepa…

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First Day Teaching Toolkit

The First Day Teaching Toolkit is mapped to the Australian Curriculum. It explores themes relevant to the Year 6/7 transition, including values, identity, resilience, friendships, and inclusivity. … First Day (2017) follows main character Hannah as she finishes primary school and be…

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Genie From Down Under - A Tale of Two Cities

With these activities, students explore some of the techniques for creating mood and atmosphere in filmed narratives. They analyse the theme and the parallel plots running through the episode.…

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Genie From Down Under - Comedy from Screen to Print

Students compare how a comedy scene is portrayed in a tv program with how it is written in the tie-in book then write their own book versions of a tv comedy scenes.…

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Genie From Down Under - Customs

With these activities students explore the use of the pun and stereotypes in Australian television and examine some of the film techniques used in film.…

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