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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.

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’ – Themed curriculum support resources

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

Cattle and sheep farming today – Meat & Livestock Australia

This section explores the cattle and sheep farming industry: what’s involved, how farmers care for their animals and the environment, how technology is used and more.

It contains facts for students, a six-topic unit of work, extra cross-curricular lesson ideas, activity sheets, curriculum tables (for years 4 to 8) and extra resources including videos, an interactive board game and websites.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Cattle and sheep farming today – 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

Cycling Safety for Students – Amy Gillett Foundation

A cycling safety program designed to teach students about caring for their bikes and how to stay safe while riding.

Facts for students, cross-curricular lesson ideas, activity sheets and extra resources including websites with further resources.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Cycling Safety for Students – 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

Dragonflies – Nature’s Flying Machines – Australia Post

Focuses on the interesting life of the dragonfly.

Includes facts, a five-lesson unit of work, an Australian Curriculum year level chart, extra cross-curricular lesson ideas, activity sheets and extra resources including animations, videos and websites.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Dragonflies – Nature’s Flying Machines – 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

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 – 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

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 – 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

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.

  • lower primary
  • primary
  • middle years

Go Investigating Australian Coins (lower primary) – 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

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

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 – 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

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 – 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

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 – Themed curriculum support resources

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 – 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

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 – 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