Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Judaism

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


Judaism: sacred symbols and rituals


The story of Judaism

Tomb of   Prophet Job, Salalah, Oman
Tomb of Prophet Job, Salalah, Oman, by -Reji on Flickr Creative Commons

Staunton Synagogue
Staunton Synagogue, by Mike Freedman, Flickr Creative Commons (Temple House of Israel, a Reform Synagogue in Staunton, VA, USA)

IMG_2934
IMG_2934, Great Synagogue, Sydney, by Matthew Shugart on Flickr Creative Commons.

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Christianity

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


The story of Christianity


Origin of the “Jesus fish”

The Vatican
The Vatican, Rome, by Mike on Flickr Creative Commons

St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Pablo Fernández on Flickr Creative Commons

St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, by Norman Z on Flickr Creative Commons

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Hinduism

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


Hindu creation story


Explanation of the Hindu Gods


Hindu Gods Ganesh


The story of Hinduism – final video

Akshardham Temple, Delhi
Akshardham Temple, Delhi by travfotos on Flickr Creative Commons

The Virupaksha Temple
The Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, by Neha Singh on Flickr Creative Commons. (It is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati got married at this location.)

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Buddhism

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.

BUDDHISM:


What is Buddhism?


The story of Buddha


Basic Buddhist teaching


Mythology – Lord Buddha


The story of Buddhism

Ananda Pagoda
Ananda Pagoda, Myanmar by Hella Delicious, Flickr Creative Commons

Cherished Mausoleum
Cherished Mausoleum, Manila, by Wayne S. Grazio, Flickr Creative Commons (Second oldest cemetery, the resting place for Chinese citizens denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period.)

Stage 2 students investigate world religions: Islam

Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work this term. A useful website should be Religion for kids. Other Youtube video clips and Creative Commons images (below) will be our starting points to start explore essential field knowledge.


Religion Global History Timeline 1 min 30 sec (Was: History timeline: world religions conquest map HD)

The teachers have requested that five religions be examined during library sessions, including famous identities associated with the beginnings of each religion and original and now-famous buildings for each religion.

ISLAM:


5 Pillars of Islam – part 1 | Cartoon by Discover Islam UK


The 5 pillars of Islam animated in English (includes previous clip at the beginning)


Story of Islam


Hajj view of the Kaaba as pilgrims walk

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal by ndj5, on Flickr Creative Commons

The simultaneous Brothers Quibble

Yesterday, our school participated in ALIA’s National Simultaneous Storytime. Each Stage gathered in groups around the school at 11am (simultaneously with schools all over Australia) to share the picture book, The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabey!


The Brothers Quibble


The Brothers Quibble [Auslan version]


Aaron Blabey – Picture book maker [Story Box Library]

Our previous links are HERE.

Built environments and interior design

This term, Stage 2 students are investigating aspects of Built environments in their science lessons. In the library, we shall extending this work by exploring the interior designs of: railway carriages, aeroplanes, ferries and cars. Also, how do people move within the interior of a built environment? ie. stairs, escalators, lifts/elevators.


German ICE train ICE 122 interior – Frankfurt HBF – Amsterdam Centraal


Airline: the story of Pan Am – YouTube trailer version


How to design an aircraft cabin


Simara ACE – ACE link – ferry exterior styling and interior design


Making of BMW i3: interior design [electric car]


20 attractive wooden staircase design


Spiral staircase design | Beautiful collection of staircase designs as modern interior


Sydney wooden escalator at Wynyard (Walkabouter’s guide) #84 [railway station]

And if you’ve ever wondered where the Wynyard Station wooden escalators originally came from…


Luna Park big slide [Coney Island, Milson’s Point]


Elevators – How do they do it?


Otis traction scenic red elevators @ Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles CA


Elevator machine room tour: 1965 Otis gearless traction elevator relay logic unit


Beautiful 100 year old Van Emon elevator @ Golden Gate Hotel San Francisco CA


Tiny vintage Curtis traction elevator @ 100 W 23rd st New York City New York

Stage 2 students investigate local government

This term, Stage 2 students will be using the Penrith City Council website to learn our about local government.

Which of the images featured in the clip below are looked after by Penrith City’s Local Council?


Penrith NSW Australia – things to do – places to see

Services of local government include:

* Sustainability:


Sustainable Cities 2012 Overall Sustainable Council – Penrith City Council

* Recycling and waste management:


Penrith recycling