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Resources for classroom teachers
This page features highly recommended professional resources to support teaching practice. Please visit www.curriculumpress.edu.au for a full list of titles and to place your order.
Connecting with History; Strategies for an inquiry classroom
96pp / Epub ebook
Authors: Geraldine Ditchburn & Stacey Hattensen
Publisher: Education Services Australia
RRP: $39.95 print, $32.00 ebook
SCIS no: 1524112 print
SCIS no: 1524119 ebook
ISBN: 9781742005423 print
ISBN: 9781742005447 ebook
Designed for classroom teachers who are not history specialists, this new book provides practical, adaptable scaffolds and ideas to make history inquiry stimulating and accessible.
Drawing from the Australian Curriculum, Connecting with History provides:
• strategies that foster the development of key historical skills, knowledge and understanding;
• advice on using strategies within an inquiry framework;
• examples of the strategies at work in the classroom;
• brief, easy-to-use formats;
• tools to support students in thinking about what they learn;
• suggestions for adapting the ideas further.
Newsflash: Geraldine Ditchburn, the book's co-author, will present a workshop in Melbourne on 29 May for primary teachers who feel in need of some guidance about implementing the new Australian Curriculum: History.
For more information or to book your place, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/GD29May12. See the Curriculum Press website under 'Professional Learning' for more professional learning opportunities throughout the year.
Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom: teaching and learning in a web 2.0 world
Author: Meg Ormiston
Publisher: Hawker Brownlow Education
SCIS no: 1499208
Today's students are very tech-savvy. This book helps teachers to design and deliver lessons in which technology plays an integral role. It provides practical strategies for using web tools to create engaging lessons that transform and enrich content. There is a particular focus on web 2.0 applications that promote collaboration, such as social networking sites, live video streaming, blogging and wikis. These web 2.0 tools promote endless new ways of learning, such as online linking between students in the classroom, or with students overseas.
The Ancient Egypt Ebook
Authors: Mark Fox & Olga Fox
Publisher: Education Services Australia
SCIS no: 1539697
The Ancient Egypt Ebook takes students back in time to meet famous ancient Egyptians such as Tutankhamun and Cleopatra, understand the Ancient Egyptian quest for immortality, investigate how the River Nile influenced society and civilisation, discover how to read hieroglyphs, and marvel at the monumental structures that still stand in Egypt today.
A lively text with illustrations, maps and engaging activities, this book will make history come to life for Year 7 students exploring the ancient world.
Double Trouble (DVD)
13 episodes, 2x DVDs + Learning and Teaching DVD-ROM
Publisher: Australian Children’s Television Foundation
SCIS no: 1543141
The Double Trouble TV series is about two 16 year olds: Yuma, who lives with her wealthy father and step family in Sydney; and Kyanna, who lives in a community in the central Australian desert with her mother and extended family. Separated at birth, these twin girls are each completely unaware that the other exists until a twist of fate sees them bump into each other in Alice Springs. When the two of them discover their connection, they agree to swap lives for a day. Little do they know the trouble they will find themselves in!
The Double Trouble Learning and Teaching Resource DVD-ROM offers interactive and engaging content in order to explore Indigenous perspectives through a multidisciplinary approach. Students can view selected video clips and apply their understanding by completing the relevant interactive activity sheets. The teaching activities reference an inquiry approach where students explore and respond to different tasks and project ideas.
The resource contains:
• Twenty-nine video clips selected for relevance to themes and activities in teaching resources;
• Sixty-three subject-based learning resources and interactive activities presented as case study investigations;
• production information, including interviews with key production personnel and stills of locations and characters.
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