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Maths and Technology
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The maths activity, ‘Transport Trends’ gives students data to interpret how people use transport. They can then conduct a survey to collect data and make comparisons themselves. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer …More

Antarctica
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This article, ‘Antarctica’, provides information about Antarctica. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Around the World’ helps students to write about a trip they would take around the world and which four people they would take. It encourages students to think about different places and cultures and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Canal Touring Holidays’, features the text of a brochure about sailing holidays on New York’s Erie Canal. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about reasoning, validity, cause and effect, and detail. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Charleston’s Lighthouses’, features an informational text on the history of lighthouses in Charleston Harbor. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making a judgment, reasoning, detail, and drawing a conclusion. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Class Trips’ helps students to write about their favourite class trip. It encourages students to think about the special places and landmarks in their town or city and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Comparing Texts
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In these paired texts, ‘Clipper Ships’ and ‘Diary of a Sailor’ readers can use a report and a personal diary from the 1800s to understand older ways of shipping cargo. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Different Viewpoints about a Park’ asks students to consider different viewpoints of a community park, then write a detailed narrative from one perspective.

Ireland
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This short nonfiction text, ‘E: Emerald Isle’ features important factual background information about why the country of Ireland bares this nickname. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with Irish culture and also features an activity for students to practise their handwriting.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Emerald Lakes’ features the three famous green lakes located on Mount Tongariro in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Antarctica
No. of pages: 5

This article, ‘Antarctic Discovery: Exploring the End of the World’, provides information about the discovery of Antarctica. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Franz Josef Glacier’ features this natural icy wonder that is located in New Zealand’s South Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Antarctica
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This article, ‘Antarctica: Freeze Frames’, provides information about Antarctica. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Geographic Feature’ helps students apply what they know about geographic features.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘History of Aeroplanes’ encourages students to summarise information in the script and retell it in their own words. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 4 readers.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Hobbiton’ features the hobbit shire from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, located near Matamata in New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Holiday’ helps students to write about where they would like to go if they could go to any place. It encourages students to think about their ideal holiday and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Huka Falls’ features this world-famous wonder that is located on the Waikato River, which is the longest river in New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Kaikoura’ features the world-famous destination of Kaikoura in the South Island of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Antarctica
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This article, ‘Mawson’s Hut’, describes the hut Sir Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica. It is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging images.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Moeraki Boulders’ features the gigantic spherical rocks found along Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Mount Taranaki’ features the famous symmetrical volcano also known as Mount Egmont, which is found in the North Island of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ features this special beach, which is officially a public road, located at the top of New Zealand’s North Island. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Piercy Island’ features the rocky landmark also known as ‘Hole in the Rock’, which is located in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Pohutu Geyser’ features the famous geyser in Rotorua, New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Rhinos Being Poached For Horns’ is about wild rhinos in South Africa and efforts to stop them being killed by poachers.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Shotover Jet’ features the famous Shotover Jet boat ride in Queenstown, New Zealand. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Small World’ helps students to write about choosing a pen pal from another country. It encourages students to think about why they are interested in that country and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Spirit Of ‘Caine’s Arcade’ Felt Around The World’ is about a boy who created an arcade out of cardboard featured in a viral video.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘The Beehive’ features the iconic building in the parliamentary complex in New Zealand’s capital Wellington. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Charreada’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Sample Essay
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This writing prompt exemplar, ‘The Perfect Class Trip’ provides a writing model for the students. It encourages students to describe their ideal class trip and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘The Perfect Class Trip’ helps students to write about their perfect class trip. It encourages students to describe their ideal class trip and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 9

This reading comprehension activity ‘The Sandia Pueblo Should Share the Land’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Sandia Mountain in New Mexico.

Antarctica
No. of pages: 3

This article, ‘Visiting Antarctica: Tourism on Ice’, provides information about tourism in Antarctica. It describes the various attractions for tourists in Antarctica and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

This graphic organiser, ‘Tourist Guidebook’ helps students categorise geographical sites and organise the information into a tourist guidebook.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Travel Overseas’ helps students to write about the country they would most like to visit and why. It encourages students to think about a favourite destination and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘What’s in a Name?’ asks students to answer questions about places in the United States with odd but interesting names. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘Where in the World?’ helps students to write about where they would choose to live if they had to leave their country. It encourages students to think about the climate, customs and culture of a favourite place and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Antarctica
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Who Runs Antarctica?’, explains how Antarctica is run. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Danielle Murdoch
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This article, ‘Danielle Murdoch: Young Adventurer’, profiles a woman planning a solo motorbike trip through 44 countries. Danielle explains why she has chose to make this journey and what she expects the experience to be like.

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