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Resources for English and literacy education

Primary — Years 3 to 7

Five media-rich units of work that bring literacy and language learning to a broader and imaginative understanding of our world through literature and inquiry, supported by geography, science and history.

A sunset over a lake

Night and day

A unit of work with a literature study focus to explore Dreaming stories and folktales from around the world, alongside the scientific concepts and phenomena of night and day.

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A comic style illustration of a range of people from colonial times

1788: Was life the same for everyone?

A unit of work in which students explore and create multimodal texts as part of their inquiry into the contact between Australia’s first people and the early settlers.

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View of a dark-coloured sandy beach, with penguins by the water’s edge.

Save one island, save them all

A literature-based unit of work with a focus on the discovery of Macquarie Island, its degradation and the battle to restore the ecological balance on the island for future generations.

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Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pouring soil into the hands of traditional owner Vincent Lingiari.

Talk about rights

A unit of work that focuses on texts and language in exploring the changes to democratic and citizenship rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since 1900.

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A statue of Britannicus, son of the Roman emperor Claudius.

Imagining ancient Rome

A literature-based unit of work leading students in an exploration of how life in ancient Rome has been represented and imagined in innovative and engaging factual and fictional texts.

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