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WA Day 2019

Help your young students to appreciate living in WA by talking about all the things they can do each day. Also included are links to the history behind the public holiday and images of our state emblems. The “Celebrate WA” folks have done a great job with a lot more resources available this year  – see the links within the slideshow.  Have a great WA Day and I hope you DON’T have to spend it writing reports!

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Easter

 

I’m very thankful that in my career I have taught in schools that embrace cultural diversity. This primary slideshow describes the significance of Easter for Christians and includes a link to an  Australian animation of the Easter story. As the longest Australian public holiday, a presentation of the Easter story provides an opportunity for students to understand our Judeo-Christian cultural heritage brought to Australia with the early settlers.  The Easter story represents Christian beliefs – just as Dreamtime stories represent Aboriginal culture and Ramadan reflects Muslim beliefs. An understanding of multiple cultural beliefs is enriching and essential for general knowledge in our multicultural society. There is no such thing as a neutral worldview, so I introduce all such cultural activities  with “This is what (group) believe about (event) …”

 

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National Science Week 2017: Future Earth

National Science Week is from the 12th to the 20th of August with this year’s theme being “Future Earth”. This slideshow includes information about simple recycling, an lunch box investigation of recyclable materials and a craft activity to make something new out of recyclables. The offical site (opens in a new window) contains lots of interesting information and a downloadable guide with further early childhood resources and activities.

Happy National Science Week!

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National Science Week: Robots

National Science Week: Robots

Dogs now come in two versions; live and robotic! Meet CHiP the robot and Rusty the Jack Russell. This interactive whiteboard slideshow will hopefully create some interesting discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of both! Please let me know how the votes fall in the comments below and share with any early childhood teachers interested in a ready-made activity for National Science Week (commences on Saturday 13th August).

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