Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Skills Chart Great Verbs to help explain Blooms. and create activities for higher level thinking skills in the classroom.

Critical thinking Checklist. Great points to keep in mind when evaluating/ Analyzing scenarios  - interesting for students because the idea came from a law firm

Great points to keep in mind when evaluating/ critical thinking process Analyzing scenarios. Also, great tips to teach your kids from the very beginning to cultivate active thinking!

The Australian History Timeline features over 150 film clips outlining Australia's history from pre 1770 to contemporary history. Looking more closely at a decade presents you with information presented in film clips and related websites on events that occurred during that decade.There is also a World Events section highlighting what big world events were happening during the same period.

Over 150 film clips outlining Australia's history from pre 1770 to contemporary history. Information is presented in film clips with links to related websites on events that occurred during that decade.

Australian curriculum inquiry skills sequence for science, history and geography.  Complied by Dr Mandy Lupton, Queensland University of Technology

Australian curriculum inquiry skills sequence for science, history and geography. Complied by Dr Mandy Lupton, Queensland University of Technology

Resource; Then & Now: Stories from the Commons is a 78-page photo book full of historic images from the late 1800s and early 1900s in Australia.

Girls skipping at an athletics carnival, circa 1900 From the Powerhouse Museum Collection

The National Library of Australia has a great digital collection of Australian Music.

The National Library of Australia has a great digital collection of Australian Music.

Digital resources from the National Sound and Film Archive.  Includes searchable Australian History Timeline; Screen Asia, National treasures and Australians at Work

Digital learning resources // National Film and Sound Archive, Australia - Australian History Timeline - Film Clips, Related Websites and World Events

Inanimate Alice Inanimate Alice is a multimedia, interactive narrative following the life of Alice, a developing video game designer. Through text, sound, images, music, and games, the story of Alice unfolds. Each of the episodes becomes increasingly interactive and game-like, reflecting Alices own developing skills as a game designer and animator.

Digital Landscape Illustrations - Digital illustration always inspires designer with new ideas, and motivate your graphic design skills to create new styles and

longlongtimeago.com is an eclectic collection of online e-book fiction and factual writing from international cultures-> solid resources for teachers seeking factual pieces about life in Asia.  Sections include fables, Folktales, nursery rhymes, discoveries, Festivals & Tales from history. S. Pollard  Stage 3 & Professional http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/resourcereviews/?section=search

Stories from a Long, Long Time Ago: Fables, folk tales, fairy tales, classics retold and more.

Exploring the astronomical knowledge and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Australian Indigenous Astronomy: Wurdi Youang - an Aboriginal stone arrangement with possible solar alignments

Novel: The novel is set in a coastal town in South Australia. It follows a year in the life of fourteen year-old Gary ‘Blacky’ Black and his friend Dumby Red, one of the local Aboriginal boys. Blacky is smart, articulate and has seven siblings. He lives in a South Australian country town, and through his friendship with Dumby, a Koori from the same area, he learns what sort of person he would like to be.

Fourteen-year-old Gary Black's life in Australia centers around his large family and footy (Australian football), until he becomes friends with an Aborigine boy and realizes how horrible prejudice can be.

Movie Trailer for Australian Rules, Adapted from the Novel 'Deadly Unna?' by Phillip Gywnne

Movie Trailer for Australian Rules, Adapted from the Novel 'Deadly Unna?' by Phillip Gywnne. DVD available in library F AUS

The Family Law by Benjamin Law: I think this will be a must-read for any young Australian of Asian descent (and anyone who enjoys his writing in Frankie)

I liked this book a lot - what a fantastic family, that allows itself to be thrust into the spotlight, warts and all. This reads much like Benjamin's columns that I've read before, and I enjoyed it :)

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