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The activity, ‘Faceprints’ explains how facial measurements are used to identify individuals, for example in airport screening systems. Students can make measurements of their own faces and compare the results. 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 …More

Maths and Technology
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The maths activity, ‘Function Confusion’ provides some practical examples for students explore how they can use their calculators to perform complex operations quickly. 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. The teaching notes explain the importance …More

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Going Global’ provides activities to support students’ understanding of how GPS works. They can also use latitude and longitude co-ordinates to help locate a mystery object. 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 sheet …More

Maths and Technology
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The intriguing learning activity, ‘Working with Wool’ uses the real-life context of sheep farming to enable students to practise calculating measurements using multiplication and division. 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 sheet is …More

Reading Comprehension
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This fictionalised journal, ‘A Race Against Time’ tells how and why the Pony Express operated before it was replaced by the telegraph. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Canadian History
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This history article, ‘Avro Arrow’, features important factual background information about Canada’s most famous aeronautical achievement. It describes the development and eventual cancellation of the avro arrow project and what it meant for Canada. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and cultural awareness and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or …More

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 6 readers.

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.

Reading Comprehension
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This article, ‘Conestoga Wagons’ describes the distinctive wagons that were widely used in North America before the railways took over long-distance haulage. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Daring Women Drivers’, features an informational text about the first women to drive across the United States. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about fact/opinion, classifying, reasoning, visual comprehension, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, vocabulary, and making a judgment. Answer sheet provided …More

Reading Comprehension
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The report, ‘Driving Cattle to Market’ describes the cattle drives of the American south in the 1860s to 1880s, when cattle had to be herded for long distances by cowboys to reach the trains that would take them to market. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Forgotten Inventors from History’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about three American inventors. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at words …More

Vocabulary Development Activities
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This vocabulary development activity, ‘Going Places’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to discuss types of transport and sort them by different characteristics. It is aimed at helping students recognise types of transport. It provides transport cards.

Maths and Technology
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In the interesting learning activity, ‘Good Sports?’ students learn about and discuss the use of technology to improve swimmers’ performances. They use graphs and tables to evaluate the impact of changes, and form opinions about the fairness of using technology to enhance performances. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the …More

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.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘History of the Automobile’, features an informational text about the invention of the motor car. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, making an inference, emotional reaction, importance, detail, reasoning, sequence, making a judgment, importance, and author’s intent. Answer sheet …More

Irish History
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This history article ‘Irish Inventions’ features important factual background information about inventions made by Irish people during the 19th century that have shaped the way we live today. It highlights seismology, the modern stethoscope, colour photography and the successful launch of the submarine as key Irish inventions. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and …More

Kids News Activity
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Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Past, Present, & Future’ helps students to identify whether the decisions made in the past are still applicable today.

Reading Comprehension
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The article, ‘Shipwreck’ explains why ships are wrecked and why people want to explore them. It includes a description of diving into a shipwreck. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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.

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

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Texters Studied In New Research’ reports on research into texting and ethical thinking.

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

Maths and Technology
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In the learning activity, ‘The Best Throw’ students learn about and discuss the use of technology in sports. They use graphs and tables to evaluate the impact of change on the javelin event, and form opinions about the impact of technology on other sports. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The First UFO’, features an informational text about an unidentified flying object seen in the late 1800s. The worksheet encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about comparison/contrast, detail, setting, drawing a conclusion, visual comprehension, making a judgment, emotional reaction, validity, and resources. …More

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading activity, ‘The Industrial Revolution’ is a history based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to choose the best details to support their big ideas.

Reading Comprehension
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This narrative, ‘The Lighthouse’ is set in a past era when families lived in lighthouses to warn ships of danger. It provides 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, ‘The Past, Present, and Future of Cities’ asks students to research the history of a Roman city, compare it to today’s cities, then predict what cities will be like in the future.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘The Ship that Changed Naval Warfare’, features an informational text about a submarine that was lost during the American Civil War. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about importance, mood, validity, visual comprehension, cause and effect, and slant/bias. Answer sheet provided …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Two Inventors’, features two biographical texts about Alexander Bell, who invented the telephone, and Thomas Edison, who invented the electric light. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about reasoning, drawing a conclusion, detail, cause and effect, classifying, and comparison/contrast. Answer sheet …More

Ireland
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This short nonfiction text, ‘V: Valentia Island’ features important factual background information about the transatlantic cable laid between Valentia Island and Newfoundland, which linked Europe with North America for more than 100 years. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with Irish culture and also features an activity for …More

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Waiting for News’ features the Australian newspaper The Argus. It provides factual information about how the news media worked in the past as compared to today and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘What Time Is It?’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about the history of clocks. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text and to look critically …More

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘World Honours Young Activist With Malala Day’ is about Malala Yousafzai and her campaign for the right to an education for girls.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Aviation Through the Ages’ features different breakthroughs in the field of aviation. It provides an online website, as well as factual information about the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers, Harry Houdini and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

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