Thanks Gary Warrick for the great pic, too.
Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 students are studying fables this term. These Youtube videos will support the reading.
The magic fish, or The fisherman and his wife, is often categorised as a Grimm’s fairy tale, but it also has an obvious moral.
The fisherman and his wife
Two parodies of the same tale:
The magic fish – Fractured Fairy Tales
Fractured Fairy Tales – The fisherman and his wife
Aesop: biography of a great thinker
The town mouse and the country mouse – Aesop’s fables
City mouse and country mouse
Мышь vs. Печенька (Mouse vs Biscuit)
After reading several versions of the famous Aesop’s fable, the students created their own interpretation of “City Mouse & Country Mouse” as a PhotoPeach slideshow. A combined effort of brainstorming, storyboarding, set creation, photographing, and joint construction of text!
City Mouse & Country Mouse
The above blog will be used to present the students’ research into Australia’s global connections, by being globally connected!
UPDATE: We ran out of time to complete this blog, but we will restart it with the 2015 classes.
Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 students are studying fables this term and every second week, we are concentrating on gathering factual information on one of the animals/concepts featured in the fable.
These Youtube videos will be useful for “Fish”:
How do fish live under water?
Setting up a goldfish aquarium
How the seahorse got its shape — by Nature Video
Stage 2 students are studying world religions and festivals in their HSIE work. A useful website should be Religion for kids.
These Youtube video clips 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 world must watch this video to respect Vedic Hinduism (from “Proud Hindus of India”).
The link above does not allow embedding of the clip into a blog entry.
Krishna: history or myth 1
(First few minutes are a broad overview of Hinduism; then moves to Krishna sect.)
Hindu creation story
Explanation of the Hindu Gods
Hindu Gods Ganesh
5 Pillars of Islam – part 1 | Cartoon by Discover Islam UK
In 2011, our Stage 3 classes created digital slideshows as persuasive texts in a Guided Inquiry unit, Endangered animals: beyond the rainforest, which focused upon rainforests in HSIE (human society & its environment’s Global Environments: Rainforests) and endangered animals in science & technology (Ecosystems).
A data crash of the Photo Peach servers, in December 2012, meant that the visual elements of the final products were lost. I am slowly restoring the students’ work from the archived storyboards, and the salvaged captions and comments on the old slideshows. I have restored the slideshows on my own (paid) PhotoPeach site, rather than the free s3penrithps page we originally created, because I can download archived versions as part of my subscription, and safeguard against losing them again.
by Tamara, Nandita & Riley (2011)
by Tahlia, Christina, Corey, Angela & Christian (2011)
by Tom, Matt J. & John (2011)
by Naomi, Bernise & Quinn (2011)
by Tristan & Luke (2011)
by Trent, Michelle & Latisha (2011)
by Jeremy, Lisa, Kayla, Emily & Phoebe (2011)
by Monique, Courtney, Patrick & Milo (2011)
by Jade, Lauren & Kiesha (2011)
Some of the original storyboards are linked at the Endangered animals: beyond the rainforest blog, plus programming, supporting documentation and a research article.