FTfs

FOR TEACHERS for students

Introduction

FOR TEACHERS for students (FTfs) was launched in July 2009 and has since grown into a highly visited website for lower primary, primary and middle-years teachers and home school educators.

It has been designed for busy educators who want fast and intuitive access to flexible Australian Curriculum-linked education resources that can be easily implemented in the classroom and adapted to meet the various learning levels of students.

Following is the FOR TEACHERS for students education material posted on FTfs.

Themed curriculum support resources

Program & Contributor Student Level

ANZAC Centenary and ANZAC Day (primary/middle years) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 (primary/middle years) – Themed curriculum support resources

ANZAC Centenary and ANZAC Day (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 (lower primary) – Themed curriculum support resources

Australia – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Australian Capital Territory – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Best Bones for Life – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Calculating with Australian Notes and Coins – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the skills required to calculate with Australian notes and coins, including exchanging, calculating change, creating simple financial plans and applying discounts. Also considers the appearance and production of Australian currency.

Facts for students, a curriculum-linked unit of work with activity sheets, extension lesson ideas and a list of useful websites.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Calculating with Australian Notes and Coins – Themed curriculum support resources

Christmas Around the World (primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 (primary) – Themed curriculum support resources

Christmas Time (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 (lower primary) – Themed curriculum support resources

Commonwealth Games – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the theme of Commonwealth Games including its history, the host city, the sports and the participating countries.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, activity sheets, photos and/or illustrations and a list of useful websites with extra resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Commonwealth Games – Themed curriculum support resources

Democracy Down Under – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the theme of democracy and government including its history, the three levels of government in Australia and our voting system.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, worksheets and a list of useful websites with extra resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Democracy Down Under – Themed curriculum support resources

Dinosaurs – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Easter Around the World (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Easter Around the World (primary/middle years) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Father’s Day (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Father’s Day (primary/middle years) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Harmony Day (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Harmony Day (primary/middle years) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Innovation – creative and critical thinking – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the skills required for STEM-based learning including how to be a critical and creative problem solver. Also considers intellectual property and Australian innovations.

Facts for students, STEM-based challenge cards and a list of useful websites.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Innovation – creative and critical thinking – Themed curriculum support resources

Letter Writing (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Letter Writing (primary/middle years) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Mother’s Day (lower primary) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

Mother’s Day (primary/middle years) – FOR TEACHERS for students

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) – Themed curriculum support resources

New South Wales – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Northern Territory – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Olympic and Paralympic Games – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Games including their history, the sports, Australia’s involvement and the participating countries.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, activity sheets and a list of useful websites with extra resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Olympic and Paralympic Games – Themed curriculum support resources

Organic Farming, Food and Products – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the theme of organic farming including foods, products, statistics and the process of organic certification.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, activity sheets and a list of useful websites with extra resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Organic Farming, Food and Products – Themed curriculum support resources

Queensland – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Remembrance Day – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Renewable Energy in Australia – FOR TEACHERS for students

Information about the renewable energy sources being used or explored in Australia including solar, wind, geothermal and hydro.

Facts for students, lesson and activity ideas, activity sheets and a list of useful websites with extra resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Renewable Energy in Australia – Themed curriculum support resources

Seasons – FOR TEACHERS for students

Explores the theme of seasons, including the months in which they occur and the types of weather we experience.

Facts for students, a unit of work, lesson and activity ideas, activity sheets and a list of videos and useful websites relating to the seasons.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Seasons – Themed curriculum support resources

South Australia – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Tasmania – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Victoria – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Western Australia – FOR TEACHERS for students

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

Interactives & videos

Interactive / VideoStudent Level

Coelurosaur

Learn more about how Coelurosaurs moved with this 3D animation.

Note: Further Dinosaur resources are available on this site.

Interactive image
  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play Coelurosaur

Ornithopod

Learn more about how Ornithopods moved with this 3D animation.

Note: Further Dinosaur resources are available on this site.

Interactive image
  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play Ornithopod

Theropod

Learn more about how Theropods moved with this 3D animation.

Note: Further Dinosaur resources are available on this site.

Interactive image
  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play Theropod

It’s Time to Write a Letter! Business Letter

A fun, online way to discover how to write a business letter.

Note: Further Letter writing (lower primary) and Letter writing (primary/middle years) resources are available on this site.

Interactive image
  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play It’s Time to Write a Letter! Business Letter

It’s Time to Write a Letter! Personal Letter

A fun, online way to learn how to write a personal letter.

Note: Further Letter writing (lower primary) and Letter writing (primary/middle years) resources are available on this site.

Interactive image
  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play It’s Time to Write a Letter! Personal Letter

Robot memory game

Test your memory while you build a robot using this fun interactive.

Interactive image
  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Play Robot memory game

For fast finishers

TopicStudent Level

Australia

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Australia – For fast finishers

Christmas Around the World (primary)

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Christmas Around the World (primary) – For fast finishers

Christmas Time (lower primary)

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Christmas Time (lower primary) – For fast finishers

Easter Around the World (lower primary)

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Easter Around the World (lower primary) – For fast finishers

Easter Around the World (primary/middle years)

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Easter Around the World (primary/middle years) – For fast finishers

Mixed activities

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Mixed activities – For fast finishers

Seasons

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Seasons – For fast finishers