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July 20, 2017
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Sharing Stories

Use the Sharing Stories website to explore some of the themes and motifs used by Indigenous Australians to retell their Dreamtime stories. Sharing Sto/.0 ries

Also – http://www.nt.gov.au/westmacs/stories/culture/all/118 (you will need to use internet explorer for this one)

Finally on youtube cheack out Dust Echoes, a series of animated Dreamtime stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3DH7vRUHRk

July 20, 2017
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Today we began our unit on early Australian history by looking at some Dreamtime stories.

We learnt The Dreaming often translate as – ‘see and understand the law‘.

The Dreamtime explains the Aboriginal understanding of the world. It shares stories of the world’s creation, and it’s earliest stories. They explain the beginning of knowledge which became the laws of the land. In various ways they stress the importance of relationships between the land, animals and people.

Dreaming stories pass on important knowledge, cultural values and belief systems from generation to generation. This is done through song, dance, painting and storytelling.

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We also learnt about the importance of a particular creator ancestor for indigenous Victorians, Bunjil the Eagle.

June 29, 2017
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Does Colour Affect Heat Absoption

Check out this great short video from Alexia Gulli, St Mark’s Primary School Drummoyne, NSW.

It won her the 2016 University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize Primary. (To find out more about the Eureka Prize got to: http://australianmuseum.net.au/eureka)

The good thing about Alexia’s video is how she clearly presents her investigation. She:

  • Predicts, Based on prior knowledge and past experiences
  • Observes, Alexia is clear on the purpose of her experiment and stays focused. In this case she was observing and recording the change in temperature
  • Explains, Connects her observations with her predicts. As the

June 14, 2017
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Modelled GIST Writing (original article in bold)

The GIST is defined as “the substance or general meaning of a speech or text

Other words for GIST include: main idea, theme, central idea, heart of the matter, important point, essence,

The following method is a great way to find the GIST (main idea of a text).
You’ll notice I leave out supporting details and don’t highlight any information already used.

1st paragraph:

Though “fishing” might seem to be a term that requires no definition, with nearly 38 million people engaged in the activity–most of them amateurs rather than commercial fishers–perhaps there is some merit to looking at defining what it means.

1st paragraph (keywords highlighted):

Though “fishing” might seem to be a term that requires no definition, with nearly 38 million people engaged in the activity–most of them amateurs rather than commercial fishers–perhaps there is some merit to looking at defining what it means.

GIST (based on the keywords): While fishing requires no definition it might be worthwhile doing so as there are close to 38 million amateur fishermen.

2nd paragraph:

“Fishing” can be officially be defined as the process of catching wild fish or other aquatic species from waters, either for sustenance, as a business or for sport.

2nd paragraph (keywords highlighted):

“Fishing” can be officially be defined as the process of catching wild fish or other aquatic species from waters, either for sustenance, as a business or for sport.

GIST (adding to first 20 words): Fishing, an activity completed by 38 million amateurs, is the process of catching aquatic species for food, business or sport.

3rd paragraph:

Commercial fishing is catching fish for sale, while recreational fishing is the activity of sports enthusiasts, and can be either for the purpose of eating them or the sport of catching them, or both. By some definitions, other aquatic species, such as mollusks and crustaceans are considered to be caught by “fishing” for them, but the term generally excludes harvesting fish on commercially stocked fish farms. Nor does it include sea mammals, such as whales or dolphins.

3rd paragraph (keywords highlighted):

Commercial fishing is catching fish for sale, while recreational fishing is the activity of sports enthusiasts, and can be either for the purpose of eating them or the sport of catching them, or both. By some definitions, other aquatic species, such as mollusks and crustaceans are considered to be caught by “fishing” for them, but the term generally excludes harvesting fish on commercially stocked fish farms. Nor does it include sea mammals, such as whales or dolphins.

GIST (adding to last GIST): Fishing, an activity completed by nearly 38 million amateurs, is the process of catching aquatic species for commercial or recreational reasons.

(The original text can be found at: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-fishing-1311910)

 

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