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1788: Was life the same for everyone?

Resources in sequences for this unit of work

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French, Jackie (2011) Nanberry: Black Brother White, HarperCollins, Sydney

Example page on the Wallwisher/Padlet website

Teacher notes (.pdf 367 kB) for Nanberry.

The short video European Observers from the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)

RAN chart

Quality questioning

Historical knowledge

NFSA Digital Learning provides an interactive Australian history timeline with links to videos and websites

The Education section of the Australian Screen website has a vast range of video resources

Brief notes on this period of history can be found at the Australian Government’s Australian Stories website

My Place for Teachers is comprehensive and provides a summary of each decade, together with aligned resources

The First Australians section of the SBS website provides links to full-length episodes, and also an interactive timeline with short videos

The Scootle website from Education Services Australia

The Aboriginal Australia Map, showing Indigenous languages, on the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website

Visual literacy knowledge

Callow, Jon (2013) The Shape of Text to Come: How image and text work, PETAA, Sydney

Callow, Jon, ‘When Image and Text Meet: Teaching with visual and multimodal texts’, PETAA Paper 181, PETAA, Sydney

Anstey, Michèle and Bull, Geoff, ‘Using Multimodal Factual Texts During the Inquiry Process’, PETAA Paper 184, PETAA, Sydney

Pedagogical knowledge

Stead, Tony (2006) Reality Checks: Teaching reading comprehension with non fiction, K–5, Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, Maine; available for purchase through Curriculum Press

Inquiry learning: published resources and information sheets can be found at Kath Murdoch Educational Consultant website

Lynch, S and Leaney, G (2008) Strategies for a Thinking Classroom, E:Update 003, PETAA, Sydney

Padlet (Wallwisher) tutorial from eduTecher, You Tube (3:52 mins)

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Costain, M (illustrated by Antram, David) (2005) Avoid Being a Convict Sent to Australia, The Danger Zone series, Koala Books, Sydney

RAN chart

Semiotic systems worksheet

Worked example: Semiotic systems at work in the text

Primary sources from the period

Painting of The Founding of the First Fleet (TLF ID R6799) on Scootle (requires login)

Tales from the First Fleet, in the State Library of NSW Discover Collections has first-hand accounts, including John Hunter’s journal, which makes references to Arabanoo and the outbreak of smallpox

Tench, Watkin, 1788, edited and introduced by Flannery, T (2012) Text Publishing, Melbourne; online facsimile version available from the State Library of NSW

Multimodal texts and semiotic systems

Anstey, M and Bull, G (2009) Using Multimodal Texts and Digital Resources in a Multiliterate Classroom, E:Update 004, PETAA, Sydney

Callow, J (1990) Image Matters, PETAA, Sydney

Anstey, M and Bull, G (2010) ‘Helping Teachers to Explore Multimodal Texts’, Curriculum Leadership Journal; Volume 8, Issue 16, 4 June

Bull, G and Anstey, M (2007) ‘Exploring Visual Literacy Through a Range of Texts’, Practically Primary, Volume 12, Number 3, 3 October (The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association)

Bull, G and Anstey, M (2010) Evolving Pedagogies: Reading and writing in a multimodal world, Education Services Australia, Melbourne

Anstey, M and Bull, G (2006) Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Changing times, changing literacies, International Reading Association, Newark, Delaware

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Guile, M (2010) Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet, Stories from Australia’s History series, Macmillan Education, Melbourne

Wallwisher example of word bank

Semiotic systems worksheet

RAN chart

Worked example: Semiotic systems at work in the text

State Library of NSW Discover Collections:From Terra Australis to Australia

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French, J (2009) Grim Crims and Convicts, Fair Dinkum Histories series, Scholastic, Sydney

Language features that make the text cohesive and coherent

Semiotic systems worksheet

Worked example: Semiotic systems at work in the text

RAN chart

State Library of NSW Discover Collections: From Terra Australis to Australia: John Hunter’s journal makes reference to Arabanoo and the outbreak of smallpox

Tench, Watkin, 1788 (edited and introduced by Flannery, T (2012) Text Publishing, Melbourne) also provides an account of the plague and the death of Arabanoo (pages 102–08)

Teaching grammar

Humphrey, S, Droga, L and Feez, S (2012) Grammar and Meaning, PETAA, Sydney

Derewianka, B (2012) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

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French, J (2011) Nanberry: Black Brother White, Harper Collins, Sydney

French, J (2009) Grim Crims and Convicts, Fair Dinkum Histories series, Scholastic, Sydney

Guile, M (2010) Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet, Stories from Australia’s History series, Macmillan Education, Melbourne

Costain, M (2005) Avoid Being a Convict Sent to Australia, The Danger Zone series, Koala Books, Sydney

Analysing literary texts question cards

Holliday, M (2008) Strategies for Reading Success, PETAA, Sydney (provides strategies and examples in action across the four reader roles)

McDonald, L (2012) A Literature Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney (Chapter 2 provides information on historical narratives)

Information on Using the think-pair-share technique from readwritethink.org

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French, J (2011) Nanberry: Black Brother White, Harper Collins, Sydney

Learning object 1 (L6184) Super Stories: The Abandoned House – nouns and adjectives (Scootle)

Learning object 2 (L6186) Super Stories: The Sea Cave – nouns and adjectives (Scootle)

Learning object 3 (L6187) Super Stories: The Sea Cave – verbs and adverbs (Scootle)

Learning object 4 (L8469) Super Stories – verbs and adverbs, assessment object (Scootle)

More information about Super Stories on Scootle

Note: Access to Scootle is restricted to teachers and students of all Australian schools and requires the user to log in. See the section Accessing Scootle on the website.

Text extracts from Nanberry

Exploring the text

Characters and language features table

Teaching grammar

Derewianka, B (2011) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney

Humphrey, S, Droga, L and Feez, S (2012) Grammar and Meaning, PETAA, Sydney

McDonald, L (2012) A Literature Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney, Chapter 5

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Assessment task 1

Assessment task 1 rubric

Sample assessment text

Planning our informative text worksheet

Information about copyright

The co-operative learning Jigsaw technique

Flipsnack digital tool

Tools and devices toolkit for teaching

Presentation tools: Joy Valenza’s Only2Clicks page

Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools

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Convict Artists of NSW 1791–1814’ collection on Scootle (access requires log in)

State Library of NSW Discover Collections: From Terra Australis to Australia: journals, published material and letters from the First Fleet and colony

Discussion guide worksheet

RAN chart

Callow, J, ‘When Image and Text Meet: Teaching with visual and multimodal texts’ (link requires PETAA member access), PETAA Paper 181, PETAA, Sydney: discusses teaching using picture books, but is useful for this sequence as it reviews the key visual metalanguage

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Clip 1 and transcript from the 1963 documentary series The Land that Waited, National Film and Sound Archive (1:59 mins)

Clip 1 and transcript from the 2004 dramatisation The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, National Film and Sound Archive (3 mins)

Semiotic systems worksheet

National Film Archive Australia for additional clips that can be used in the classroom

Information about Mary Bryant from the Australian Dictionary of Biography online

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The SBS TV series First Australians section of the SBS website

European Discovery and the Colonisation of Australia from the Australian Government Australian Stories series

Australian History Timeline from the National Film and Sound Archive

Semiotic systems worksheet

Information literacy, evaluation of websites guide from Iowa State University (US)

Information, ideas and resources on the Kathy Schrock website

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Wheatley, N and Rawlins, D (2008) My Place, Walker Books Australia, Sydney

My Place for Teachers website

Still images of Sam, Sarah Washing Clothes in the Creek and Alice and Sarah from the My Place for Teachers website

Video clips Farm Lad (3:11 mins) and A Female Gaol (3:04 mins) on the My Place for Teachers website

Transcript of Farm Lad

Semiotic systems worksheet

Some questions to explore and points for discussion

My Place has aired on ABC Schools TV and can be purchased from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation

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Historical narrative planning sheet

Text extracts from Nanberry

Assessment task 2

Assessment task 2 rubric

Information on digital storytelling

The Scootle resource ICT in Everyday Learning: Toolkit for teaching

Brice, A and Lambert, R (2009) Digital Storytelling, Curriculum Corporation (ESA), Melbourne

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, Microsoft in Education, Teaching Guides, Microsoft Windows website

Digital storytelling software

Getting Started with Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft Windows website

Find out how: iMovie, Apple website

Audacity audio recording

PowerPoint, Microsoft Office website

Microsoft Photo Story, Microsoft Office website

Web 2.0 tools

Cartoon making tools, Joy Valenza’s Only2Clicks page

Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools, a wiki space that has links to a wide range of digital tools