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Themed curriculum support resources

Introduction

A list of contributors that have provided themed education resources, including facts for students, units of work, lesson ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources such as interactive quizzes and activities, videos etc. and useful websites.

All content is suitable for a national audience, covers multiple learning areas and student levels.

FTE
Program & Contributor Student Level

‘More than money’ – Beyond Bank Australia

Focuses on financial literacy, money management and educating about earning, saving and spending.

Facts for students, lesson ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a sample unit of work taken from the ‘More than money’ program.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO ‘More than money’

Air Force Balloon (lower primary) – Royal Australian Air Force

Explores hot-air balloons, including information about Air Force Balloons, and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources, including an Airforce Balloon flight game.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Air Force Balloon (lower primary)

Air Force Balloon (primary/middle years) – Royal Australian Air Force

Explores hot-air balloons, including facts about Air Force Balloons and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources, including an Airforce Balloon flight game.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Air Force Balloon (primary/middle years)

ANZAC Centenary and ANZAC Day – Kids Media

ANZAC Centenary: its history, commemorations and ongoing meaning to Australians.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including an interactive Vietnam War Iroquois Mission game and photo gallery.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO ANZAC Centenary and ANZAC Day

APY Lands Water – SA Water

Focuses on the sustainable use of water in rural and remote areas.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a ‘Using Water Wisely’ interactive eBook.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO APY Lands Water

Australia – Kids Media

Explores the theme of Australia including geography, population, wildlife, attractions, symbols and more.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a short story.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Australia

Australian Capital Territory – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the territory as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a photo gallery.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Australian Capital Territory

Best Bones for Life – Kids Media

Focuses on the skeleton and bone health.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Best Bones for Life

Christmas Around the World – Kids Media

Focuses on Christmas, its traditions and how it is celebrated around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including the short story ‘A ‘Novel’ Christmas Eve’.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Christmas Around the World

Christmas Time – Kids Media

Focuses on the traditions and celebrations of Christmas.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a link to the Australia Post Santa Mail program and the short story ‘A ‘Novel’ Christmas Eve’.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Christmas Time

Clean Energy – Clean Energy Council

Explores the theme of clean energy including energy efficiency and eight different types of renewable energy in Australia.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a humorous and engaging video explaining clean energy technologies.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Clean Energy

Dinosaurs – Kids Media

Explores dinosaurs generally, prehistoric earth and Australian dinosaurs.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including useful website references.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Dinosaurs

Easter Around the World (lower primary) – Kids Media

Focuses on Easter traditions and celebrations from around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Easter Around the World (lower primary)

Easter Around the World (primary/middle years) – Kids Media

Focuses on Easter traditions and celebrations from around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Easter Around the World (primary/middle years)

Endangered Wildlife – Australia Post

Explores the theme of ‘Endangered wildlife’ focusing on seven native and exotic animals.

Facts for students, a unit of work, Australian Curriculum year level chart, lesson ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including videos and websites.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Endangered Wildlife

Father’s Day (lower primary) – Kids Media

Focuses on the history of Father’s Day and how it is celebrated around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Father’s Day (lower primary)

Father’s Day (primary/middle years) – Kids Media

Focuses on the history of Father’s Day and how it is celebrated around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Father’s Day (primary/middle years)

Good Vision for Life – Optometry Australia

Explores the importance of eye health and how to protect our vision now and for the future.

Facts for students, a five-lesson unit of work, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including information sheets for teachers and parents.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Good Vision for Life

Harmony Day (lower primary) – Kids Media

Focuses on cultural diversity, migration to Australia and ideas for celebrating Harmony Day.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Harmony Day (lower primary)

Harmony Day (primary/middle years) – Kids Media

Focuses on cultural diversity, migration to Australia and ideas for celebrating Harmony Day.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Harmony Day (primary/middle years)

International Day of People with Disability – International Day of People with Disability

Focuses on understanding the contribution people with disability make to the community and ideas for International Day of People with Disability celebrations.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO International Day of People with Disability

Investigating Australian Coins (lower primary) – Royal Australian Mint

Explores Australian coins, their value and how they are made.

Facts for students, a unit of work, extra cross-curricular lesson ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a ‘Titan Heavy Lifter’ video and a photo gallery.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Investigating Australian Coins (lower primary)

Investigating Australian Coins (primary/middle years) – Royal Australian Mint

Explores the interesting history of Australian coins, the changeover to decimal currency and how coins are made.

Facts for students, units of work (by year level), cross-curricular lesson ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a ‘Titan Heavy Lifter’ video and a photo gallery.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Investigating Australian Coins (primary/middle years)

Letter Writing (lower primary) – Kids Media

Focuses on letter writing, the history of communication and how to write a personal letter.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a letter writing interactive and instructions on how to write a letter and address an envelope.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Letter Writing (lower primary)

Letter Writing (primary/middle years) – Kids Media

Focuses on letter writing, the history of communication and how to write a personal or business letter.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a letter writing interactive and instructions on how to write a letter and address an envelope.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Letter Writing (primary/middle years)

Li’l Larikkins Bushfire Safety – Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

Focuses on being prepared for bushfires and staying safe during a bushfire event.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a teacher introduction and two short fire safety videos.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Li’l Larikkins Bushfire Safety

Mother’s Day (lower primary) – Kids Media

Focuses on the history of Mother’s Day and how it is celebrated around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Mother’s Day (lower primary)

Mother’s Day (primary/middle years) – Kids Media

Focuses on the history of Mother’s Day and how it is celebrated around the world.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Mother’s Day (primary/middle years)

New South Wales – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the state as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO New South Wales

Northern Territory – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the territory as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Northern Territory

Our Solar System – Australia Post

Explores the theme of ‘Our Solar System’, including all the planets.

Facts for students, a five-lesson unit of work, lesson ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including videos.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Our Solar System

Protecting Our Fishing Future – Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Looks at AFMA’s role in regulating fishing activity in order to maintain sustainable Australian fisheries.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Protecting Our Fishing Future

Queensland – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the state as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Queensland

Remembrance Day – Kids Media

Focuses on the history and traditions that surround Remembrance Day.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including useful website references.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Remembrance Day

Simple Machines – Engineers Australia

Explores simple machines, how they work and how they assist us in everyday life.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including animations and an interactive crossword.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Simple Machines

South Australia – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the state as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO South Australia

Stamp Collecting – Australia Post

Explores stamps and stamp collecting as a hobby.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including a ‘How stamps are made’ video and a stamp printing animation.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Stamp Collecting

Tasmania – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the state as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Tasmania

The Australian Made Campaign – Australian Made Campaign Limited

Focuses on promoting the benefits of purchasing Australian Made products and the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including an interactive crossword and an animated eBook.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO The Australian Made Campaign

The Violin/Fiddle – National Folk Festival

Focuses on the violin/fiddle, how it is made, its history and the contribution it makes to various cultures.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including fiddles throughout the world interactive map and interactive quiz.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO The Violin/Fiddle

Victoria – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the state as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Victoria

Water Wheels – Engineers Australia

Explores water wheels and hydropower.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, student activity sheets and extra resources including animations and an interactive crossword.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Water Wheels

Western Australia – Kids Media

Explores the Indigenous and European histories of the state as well as facts, figures and attractions.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

GO Western Australia