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Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections - Celebration of life Indian culture and customs
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections - Celebration of life Indian culture and customs
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The book Celebration of Life talks about Indian culture and customs.
Brigit and Johney don’t live in India any more, but they like to teach their children about Indian culture and customs. And their children are happy to learn – especially when it involves yummy Indian pancakes!
India is a large, densely populated country in Southern Asia and is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Most of India is surrounded by sea - the Bay of Bengal to the east and the Arabian Sea to the west. In the north are the Himilayasm the highest mountains in the world. The River Ganges flows from the Himilayas to the Bay of Bengal.
The underlying values in the book Celebration of Life are:
- Inclusion
- Respect and care
- Integrity
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections Rhythm and Dance Polynesian culture
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections Rhythm and Dance Polynesian culture
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The book Rhythm and Dance explores Polynesian culture.
Kia orana, everyone. My name is Pherina. I migrated from the Cook Islands many years ago. Each week, in my new country, I get together with my friends of Cook Islander background to sing, dance and play the drums. It’s a lot of fun – and a great way to keep Cook Islander traditions alive.
The Cook Islands are a group of fifteen widely-spaced, tropical islands 3 500 kilometres north-east of New Zealand. They are spread out over a total of 2.2 million square kilometres of ocean. The Cook Islands are divided into a southern group of eight islands, including Raratonga (the seat of government) and a northern group of seven.
They were named after Captain James Cook, the English explorer, who sighted them on his second and third voyages. Avaru is the administrative and commercial centre of the Islands. Tourists increasingly visit the islands to enjoy the tropical resorts and warm weather.
The underlying values of the book Rhythm and Dance are:
- Diversity
- Community
- Inquiry and curiosity
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections Spirit of the Incas music from the Andes
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections Spirit of the Incas music from the Andes
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The book Spirit of the Incas explores music from the Andes.
My name is Rosamel and I am a musician. I play Incan music which comes from my homeland in South America. Music reflects our respect for the environment – from how we make our instruments to the songs we sing. In all my music, the spirit of the Incas lives on.
The Andes is one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges. It stretches from the Caribbean shores of Colombia in the north-west of South America to Cape Horn at the southern tip of the continent. These mountains rise steeply from the hot, dry, mostly barren, coastal plains. Some of the peaks reach heights of over 6 000 metres.
The underlying values in the book Spirit of the Incas are:
- Freedom
- Understanding
- Respect
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections The Beat of the Drum Africa rhythms
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections The Beat of the Drum Africa rhythms
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In the book The Beat of the Drum it looks at African rhythms. African music and dancing are exciting and energetic, and can be enjoyed by anyone. The underlying values examined in The Beat of the Drum include inquiry and curiosity, diversity & understanding.
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections Turkish Delights traditional music and dance
Harmony and Understanding - Culture Connections Turkish Delights traditional music and dance
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The book Turkish Delights looks at traditional music and dance in Turkey.
Years ago, our parents migrated to this country from Turkey. We go to a community school and local Turkish festivals to learn about Turkish culture. The Turkish Tulip Festival is a perfect place to see folk dances, listen to traditional (and not so traditional!) music and eat special Turkish treats.
Turkey is a Middle Eastern nation that lies in both Europe and Asia. About 3 percent of turkey occupies the eastern tip of southern Europe and is called Thrace. Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, lies in this region. The rest of Turkey covers a large, mountainous perninsula called Anatolia. This area has several large cities including the capital, Ankara.
The underlying values examined in Turkish Delights are:
- Excellence
- Diversity
- Respect
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Making Tabouli Lebanese
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Making Tabouli Lebanese
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The book Making Tabouli is about traditional Lebanese food. George’s family comes from Lebanon. They love spending time together, and one of the things they love to do is to make tabouli salad. Everyone in the family has a special job to do. George can’t wait to eat the salad, but first Dad must taste it to make sure it is just right.
Lebanon is a small country bordering the Mediterranean Sea in the very west of Asia. It shares boarders with Syria and Israel. Its capital, Beirut, was destroyed by civil war, which raged between 1971 and 1992. The Lebanese people are determined to restore this seaside capital to its former beauty and elegance. Smart suburbs have been built around the inner city while work continues on its reconstruction.
The underlying values covered in the book Making Tabouli are:
- Freedom
- Caring
- Community
- Respect
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Sunday Lunch Vietnamese
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Sunday Lunch Vietnamese
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The book Sunday Lunch talks about a Vietnamese family meal. Every Sunday, my grandparents come over for lunch. We always make Vietnamese food. Not only does it taste delicious, it’s also fun to make. I like rolling the spring rolls – but they do feel squishy!
Vietnam is a long, narrow country that stretches along the coast of a peninsula in South-East Asia. Its neighbours are China, Laos and Cambodia. To the east lies the Gulf of Tonkin, and to the south, the China Sea.
The underlying values covered in the book Sunday Lunch are:
- Diversity
- Excellence
- Respect
- Responsibility
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Tasty Treats Salvadoran
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Tasty Treats Salvadoran
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The book Tasty Treats talks about Salvadoran Cooking. Hi, my name is Wendy. I love cooking with my family and friends. It’s especially fun when the recipes are from El Salvador, the country where my parents were born. Join me and find out how to make some tasty Salvadoran treats.
El Salvador is a small country in Central America, located on a narrow neck of land joining North and South America. It has a Pacific coastline, and its neightbours are Guatemala and Honduras. Its capital is San Salvador, at the foot of the San Salvador volcano. El Salvador has a population of around 6 million. Most are mestizos, people of mixed Spanish and Indian heritage.
The underlying values covered in the book Tasty Treats are:
- Understanding
- Social Justice
- Community
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - The Big Red Weekend Italian
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - The Big Red Weekend Italian
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Every year Nonna’s family gets together for a very special occasion – the Big Red Weekend. That’s the time when the family makes and bottles its yearly supply of tomato sauce. The family loves making tomato sauce just the way Nonna made it back in Italy. There are lots of tomatoes – and a lot of fun for everybody!
Italy is a country in southern Europe with a population of approximately 58 million people, largely concentrated in the cities. It is known for its rich and varied culture and the natural beauty of its landscapes. Its capital, Rome, was the centre of the Roman Empire over 2 000 years ago.
The underlying values covered in the book The Big Red Weekend are:
- Community
- Respect
- Love
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Working Together Turkish
Harmony and Understanding - Fantastic Foods - Working Together Turkish
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Altan and Sevim own their own Turkish restaurant. After school, their daughters Gulsen and Sibel work in the restaurant with them. It’s a big responsibility – but there’s always plenty of delicious food for them to eat.
 
Turkey is a Middle Eastern nation that lies in both Europe and Asia. About 3 percent of Turkey occupies the eastern tip of southern Europe and is called thrace. Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, lies in this region. The rest of Turkey covers a large, mountainous peninsula called Anatolia.  This area has several large cities including the capital, Ankara.
 
The underlying values in the book Working Together are:
- Excellence
- Responsiblity
- Caring
Harmony and Understanding - Friendly Families - Pinata my Chilean birthday party
Harmony and Understanding - Friendly Families - Pinata my Chilean birthday party
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Carla is having a birthday party and has invited her friends and Chilean relatives. Carla wants her party to be lots of fun. She has made sure that there will be Chilean music, food and, of course the piñata. Carla can’t wait to celebrate this special occasion.
Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America's Pacific coast. It is a country of great beauty and of great contrasts in climate and landscape. In the east, the Andes separate Chile from Argentina and Bolivia. Beyong its northern border lies Peru.

The underlying values in the book Pinata are:
- Caring
- Community
Passport to Safety
Health and Understanding - Active Lifestyle - Passport to Safety
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Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Who am I?
Health and Understanding - Growth and Development - Who am I?
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You are special. You are one of a kind. There is no-one in the world like you. You have unique DNA, unique fingerprints and the iris of your eyes is like no-one else's. You have physical and emotional strengths and weaknesses and have grown up in an environment no-one else can copy.
The combination of these natural and environmental influences makes you unique. Don't let the media or other people tell you who you should be like or how you should look and act. Be yourself. You're unique.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Improving Your Communication
Health and Understanding - Growth and Development - Improving Your Communication
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Every day, you spend a lot of your time communicating. Your words, expressions and body language all send messages that other people interpret. Learning how to communicate starts very early in life and continues throughout your life. Not everyone finds communicating easy, but you can learn to improve your skills.
Improving Your Communication explores the communication process, and how to send clear messages. Improving your communication skills will make it easier for you to talk with other people, learn more and form stronger friendships.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Hurdles to Relationships
Health and Understanding - Growth and Development - Hurdles to Relationships
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Friends and family can make our lives lots of fun. However, healthy and happy relationships don't just happen. Getting along with people (whether family, friends or classmates) can make you feel like you are running an obstacle course. Problems can get in the way, or sometimes you just don't know how to make friends.
Everyone faces these hurdles and copes with them in their own way. But most importantly, you need to get over them and continue the race!

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Body Image
Health and Understanding - Growth and Development - Body Image
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Who tells you how you should look? Who says you must be thin to be fashionable? Who says men must be all muscles! You are who you are. Thinking less about how you look and becoming more involved with friends, sports and activities, will keep you fit and stimulate your mind.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
Body Image
Health and Understanding - Growth and Development - Relationships
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It is natural to want to feel cared for, and to care for others. We care for our families, our friends, even our pets! But what is a good relationship?
A good relationship is one where you feel safe and supported; where you enjoy the things you have in common and respect the differences. It may last a lifetime. It can get you through bad times as well as good. But not all relationship are positive. You need to recognise and act when peer pressure influences you to act in ways that make you feel uncomfortable.
Relationships explores some common types of relationships and how to make them stronger.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Why Weight?
Health and Understanding - Personal Health Choices - Why Weight?
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One in every four children is seriously overweight when their weight is adjusted for their height. Whether you are overweight or not depends on your height. You will gain weight if you take on more than you body burns up. You are what you eat!
If you eat lots of fatty or sugary foods you will need to exercise or you will grow fatter. Being overweight is very bad for your health. This can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Influences on Health Choices
Health and Understanding - Personal Health Choices - Influences on Health Choices
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When you are a child, your family decides what you should eat and when. As you grow older, you get to make more choices about what you eat and what physical activity you do. You may even control whether you walk to school or catch a ride with a parent.
The people around you have a big impact on the choices you make. They may be your friends, music stars or celebrities. Sometimes this can be good - other times it can be bad. The choices you make as you grow into and through your teenage years may influence how healthy you are for the rest of you life.
Remember, you also influence other people's choices, so make responsible health choices whenever you can.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
How Good is My Food?
Health and Understanding - Personal Health Choices - How Good is My Food?
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In order to live a healthy life you need exercise and a quality diet with sensible eating patterns. Make sure you know what you are eating and the quality of the food. The greater the nutritional value, the better it will be for your health. What about growing some of your food at home or even at school?

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Risky Business
Health and Understanding - Personal Health Choices - Risky Business
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We all like to have fun and take risks when we go on the sporting field, or jump on an exciting ride at the carnival. But there are other risks that can cause you severe physical or mental health problems. Huge risks, that can kill you, are associated with drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
There are risks in everything that you do. It is up to you to keep control over your life. If you can't - you need help!
Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.
Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
The Body's Processes
Health and Understanding - Growth and Development - The Body's Processes
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Your body is an amazing machine which grows, learns and adapts over time. Hard bones allow you to stand tall, while joints give you the flexibility to move. Muscles move you quickly or slowly and in different directions. You eat food and process it into energy while breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. Your heart pumps blood around you body. All this happens and you don't even have to think about it. It is controlled by your brain.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Achieving Optimal Health
Health and Understanding - Active Lifestyle - Achieving Optimal Health
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Achieving optimal health involves more than your diet and physical fitness. You need mental fitness to cope with life's daily problems and stresses. You also need to learn how to relax and sleep soundly so your body can recuperate.

Physical activity, a positive mental attitude, the right food and even a good laugh are essential for optimal health - physical and mental.

Health and Understanding is a literacy-based series and interactive whiteboard program that helps teachers with these health issues during the last three years of primary school. The series provides teachers and students with the opportunity to explore a range of health topics that are involved in, and required for, a healthy lifestyle.

Written by experienced children’s authors including Hazel Edwards, Goldie Alexander, Alan Horsfield and Wendy St Germain, Health and Understanding is endorsed by the Centre for Hormone Research, a joint department of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Brainwaves - Green - Animal Talk
Brainwaves - Green - Animal Talk
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Did you know that elephants can communicate with sounds that humans can’t hear? Finding out what animals are really saying!
In the book Animal Talk, Chapter One examines how dogs communicate with one another. They make use of their body language, voice, and sense of smell to convey messages. The chapter also discusses the importance of a dog's social rank and how its social position is indicated through the dog's movement and body language.
Chapter two explains that cats have a distinct method of communicating with one another. It highlights the fact that cats use scent to identify members of their family. They also use the pitch of their meow to communicate different emotions. Many of the cat's methods of communication rate back to its natural hunting and prowling instincts.
Chapter three looks at animals in the wild, and insects, and how they use different methods of communication to make contact with one another. This chapter provides information on the posture and movements of the honeybee, the infrasonic sounds made by elephants and the chimpanzee's facial expressions.
Brainwaves - Green - Brain Power
Brainwaves - Green - Brain Power
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Did you know that many animals have bigger brains than you do? How does your brain keep you alive? Enable you to solve problems? Can you train your brain? Get the facts.
In the book Brain Power, Chapter one looks at the human brain and its function. It outlines the way in which the brain controls out thinking, learning, memory and movement. The chapter also looks at the different sized brains in the animal kingdom and compares the different weights of animal's brains. Information is also provided on the way in which the left and right side out brains work.
Chapter two looks at how our brains change as we grow from a baby into an adult. It explains that while a baby's brain has all if the neurons it will need for life, they are not yet connected. The chapter also deals with the nervous system and explains how the brain sends signals to the rest of out body.
Chapter three looks at how brain exercise is just as important as physical exercise and how you can boost your brain power. The chapter also shows you how your brain can play tricks on you and discusses the importance of sleep.
Brainwaves - Green - Break that Code
Brainwaves - Green - Break that Code
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Find out how codes have been used since ancient times. Then have a go at breaking some secret codes!
In the book Break That Code, Chapter one looks at the history of coded messages and the people who invented, and broke, famous codes. The chapter includes details on the morse code, the Braille system and the Alberti disk and asks students to use these methods to decode a message.
Chapter two looks at ways in which pictures and symbols have been used to send messages. This chapter concentrates on Mayan glyphs, Egyptian hieroglyphs and how archaeologists cracked the code of the hieroglyphs.
Chapter three examines how codes have been used in both modern and ancient wars to send and recieve secret messages. Methods covered include the scytale, Caesar cipher and the Enigma machine and Navajo colde talkers from World War II
Brainwaves - Green - Hoaxes Fibs and Fakes
Brainwaves - Green - Hoaxes Fibs and Fakes
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If you heard a radio broadcast that Martians had landed on Earth, would you believe it? In 1938 many people did. Read about many famous hoaxes—plus some silly ones, too.
In the book Hoaxes, Fibs and Fakes, Chapter one looks at P.T.Barnum and the weird exhibits in his travelling circus.
Chapter two examines April Fool's Day and some of the hoaxes that people have believed in the last century
Chapter three deals with hoaxes related to outer space and looks at how photographs can be manipulated to create a hoax.
Brainwaves - Green - Plants That Bite Back
Brainwaves - Green - Plants That Bite Back
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Meat-eating plants? Yes! Some of them drown their prey in sticky liquid. Others trap insects and digest them. Find out more about plants that bite—and fight—back.
In the book Plants That Bite Back, chapter one looks at hoe different types of plants protect themselves from being eaten by animals, and how they get the food they need to survive.
Chapter two explains how acacia trees protect themselves from being eaten by releasing a poison into their leaves.
Chapter three looks at how tomato plants send out an odour to attract wasps when caterpillars are eating them. The wasps in turn, attack the caterpillar and protect the tomato plant from further attack.
Laser Beams - Set 2 - Lure
Laser Beams - Set 2 - Lure
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Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9.5+ yrs
Word Count 3500–4000
Themes ethical dilemma, mystery, fishing, conservation, consequences, responsibility, secrets

Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Ella is hooked by the fish that got away. It was huge! She loves fishing but never seems able to actually catch another fish. Not until Uncle Pete gives her his special lure that is! The lure only works if you obey one simple rule. Never exceed the bag limit!


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Laser Beams - Set 2 - On Our Way to Alpha Centauri
Laser Beams - Set 2 - On Our Way to Alpha Centauri
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Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9.5+ yrs
Word Count 3500–4000
Themes science fiction, overcoming obstacles, space travel, friendship, grandparents, plants

Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Sarah is sad when it is time to say goodbye to Grandad. With her family, she is starting the long journey to Alpha Centauri. Grandad slips Sarah a small parting gift. What can be so special that it is a secret between just the two of them.


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Laser Beams - Set 2 - Tom's Ambition
Laser Beams - Set 2 - Tom's Ambition
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Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 9.5+ yrs
Word Count 3500–4000
Themes humour, pets, friendship, goals, theft, bravery, working together, fantasy

Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Tom’s great ambition is to be Prime Minister. Everyone laughs at him. Everyone, that is, except for that ferret at the pet shop. Who would want a pesky, bossy ferret for a pet? Wouldn’t a calm, graceful fish be a better option? Tom soon finds out.


About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Laser Beams - Set 3 - In the Clear?
Laser Beams - Set 3 - In the Clear?
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Books in the Set 8 + Teaching Guide
Reading Age 10+ yrs
Word Count 4000–4500
Themes ethical dilemma, temptation, theft, friendship, family, jealousy, secrets, responsibility, surfing

Josh is a master of pranks, while Hannah is the class brain. Working together in an important school assignment won’t be easy. Kirsty, Nick and Dan are tempted. It’s a lot of money and they can all think of ways to spend it. Finders keepers, right? What will they decide and how will they live with their decision?

About the Series
Laser Beams are chapter books with exciting stories and wonderful illustrations. They extend the reader beyond the earlier series of Sparklers. The eight books in each set are carefully chosen so that students can progress steadily, increasing their confidence and ability levels, as they do not encounter sudden increases in difficulty.
Each set of Laser Beams helps your students gain the skills they need to become confident, eager readers.
Treasure Trackers Digging for Buried Treasure
Treasure Trackers Digging for Buried Treasure
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Treasure Trackers are exciting adventure stories which take children to legendary and historical worlds. Follow best friends, Flynn and Mia, as they solve mysteries and find treasure. These stories include historical facts and real places, so you can use Treasure Trackers to introduce your students to the richness of the past, and the diversity of our world.
In the book Digging for Buried Treasure, Uncle Earl, Mia and Flynn are investigating a strange, double-headed coin. Does it have any link to the famous Money Pit on Oak Island?
Flynn and mia sneak onto the island where they become involved in a game called Fortune's wheel. While playing, they save the life of the island's only resident, Crazy Campbell. Their final spin of Fortune's wheel leads them to an impressive mountain of treasure. Is this the best treasure of all?
Treasure Trackers On the Trail of the Golden Man
Treasure Trackers On the Trail of the Golden Man
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Treasure Trackers are exciting adventure stories which take children to legendary and historical worlds. Follow best friends, Flynn and Mia, as they solve mysteries and find treasure. These stories include historical facts and real places, so you can use Treasure Trackers to introduce your students to the richness of the past, and the diversity of our world.
In the book On the Trail of the Golden Man, Flynn and Mia join Uncle Earl in the Amazonian jungle camp of Dr Simmons. Dr Simmons has found a clue to the location of El Dorado and the legendary Golden Man.
Trekking through the jungle, Mia and Flynn become separated from the others and are led to El Dorado by Sipu, their Indian guide. Sipu reveals he is the Golden Man and that Uncle Earl and Dr. Simmons have been captured. Sipu promises to help Mia and Flynn rescue Uncle Earl, if they promise to never reveal El Dorado's location.
Go Facts - Oceans - Coral Reefs
Go Facts - Oceans - Coral Reefs
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Coral reefs grow in warm, clear, tropical seas and are home to many plants and animals. Explore how coral reefs form and what lives in these colourful communities under the sea.
Go Facts - Oceans - Oceans
Go Facts - Oceans - Oceans
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Vast areas of Earth are covered by oceans. Plunge under the waves to discover how oceans move and what lives in them. From sunny coastlines to dark ocean depths, oceans are a fascinating part of our world.
Go Facts - Oceans - People and the Sea
Go Facts - Oceans - People and the Sea
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Today, of all the places on Earth, the sea holds the most opportunities for discovery. Only 1% of the ocean floor has been explored! Find out more about how people work on, play at, and explore the sea.
Go Facts - Oceans - Sea Life
Go Facts - Oceans - Sea Life
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How do sea animals survive in their underwater world? Learn how these creatures move, what they eat, and where they hide from danger.
Go Facts - Physical Science - Energy
Go Facts - Physical Science - Energy
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There are abundant links to all parts of the science curriculum in Go Facts - Physical Science, as students delve into the science that underpins everything around them.
Go Facts - Physical Science - Forces
Go Facts - Physical Science - Forces
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There are abundant links to all parts of the science curriculum in Go Facts - Physical Science, as students delve into the science that underpins everything around them.
Go Facts - Physical Science - Materials
Go Facts - Physical Science - Materials
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There are abundant links to all parts of the science curriculum in Go Facts - Physical Science, as students delve into the science that underpins everything around them.
Go Facts - Physical Science - Simple Machines
Go Facts - Physical Science - Simple Machines
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There are abundant links to all parts of the science curriculum in Go Facts - Physical Science, as students delve into the science that underpins everything around them.
Go Facts - Polar Regions - Polar Animals - Reader
Go Facts - Polar Regions - Polar Animals
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How can animals survive in freezing temperatures? Find out how bears, whales, penguins and foxes live in the Arctic and Antarctica.
Go Facts - Polar Regions - The Arctic - Reader
Go Facts - Polar Regions - The Arctic
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The Arctic is the icy region that surrounds the North Pole. Find out all about the Arctic — from who lives there to what we need to do to protect Arctic ice from melting away.
Go Facts - Polar Regions - Polar Explorers - Reader
Go Facts - Polar Regions - Polar Explorers
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Explorers have been excited by the icy regions of the Arctic and Antarctic for a long time.

Read about the amazing adventures of the first polar explorers, as well as what scientists are discovering in the polar regions today.
Go Facts - Polar Regions - Antarctica - Reader
Go Facts - Polar Regions - Antarctica
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Antarctica is a harsh land of blizzards and freezing temperatures, but it is full of life. Why do scientists work there? Why do tourists visit? Find out why the coldest and windiest continent on Earth is also one of the most exciting!
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - Easter Fun with Yiayia Greek Traditions
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - Easter Fun with Yiayia Greek Traditions
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Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - A Muslim Eid festival
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - A Muslim Eid festival
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The book Festival Fun: a Muslim Eid Festival is a factual recount about the celebrations at the end of Ramadan.
Every year we celebrate the end of Ramadan with a special festival. There are lots of stalls, good food to eat and exciting rides - all the fun of the fair!
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - Our Shabbat a Jewish celebration
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - Our Shabbat a Jewish celebration
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The book Our Shabbat: a Jewish Celebration explains the Jewish Sabbath or Shabbat celebration. It includes procedural text.
From sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday is a special time for Zoe and her family. Special meals are eaten, no-one does any work and the children’s grandparents visit. They are all celebrating Shabbat, a happy time of rest and worship for the Jewish community.
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - St Patricks Day Irish celebration
Harmony and Understanding - Festival Fun - St Patricks Day Irish celebration
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The book St Patrick's Day: an Irish Celebration is a factual recount that talks about the celebrations, customs and traditions of St Patrick's Day.
March 17 is a great day to wear green, drink Leprechaun Shakes and dance an Irish jig. That’s because March 17 is St Patrick’s Day – a special celebration of St Patrick and all things Irish. So grab a shamrock and join in the fun with Adam and his family.
Harmony and Understanding - Friendly Families - Nonno and Nonna my Italian grandparents
Harmony and Understanding - Friendly Families - Nonno and Nonna my Italian grandparents
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Adam’s grandparents left Italy for their new country many years ago. Adam’s parents both work, so his grandparents, Nonna and Nonno, look after him when he comes home from school. He loves spending time with his grandparents – especially when he gets to play Bocce and make apricot jam.

Italy is a country in southern Europe. Its name was derived from the ancient Roman word Italia, meaning 'land of oxen' or 'grazing land', Italy is known for its rich and varied culture and the natural beauty of its landscapes. Its cities have spectacular chuches and its museums contain some of the best-known artworks in the world. There are warm, sandy beaches, high snowy mountain peaks, and rolling hills covered with green fields, vineyards and olive trees. Its capital, Rome was the centre of the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago. Florence was home to many famous artists of the Renaissance period. Venice is famous for its intricate canal system and gondolas. Italy attracts tourists from all over the world.
The underlying values in the book Nonno and Nonna are:
- Community
- Respect
- Love
Harmony and Understanding - Friendly Families - Our Multicultural Family Kim-Thao and Nitan's story
Harmony and Understanding - Friendly Families - Our Multicultural Family Kim-Thao and Nitan's story
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Everyone has a special story that is different from all others. It is the story of your family. For Nitan and Kim-Thao Ward, their special family story began in countries far away from their home today.
 
The underlying values in the book Our Multicultural Family are:
- Respect
- Community
- Diversity
Harmony and Understanding - World Religions - Christianity history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
Harmony and Understanding - World Religions - Christianity history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
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Harmony and Understanding - World Religions Hinduism history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
Harmony and Understanding - World Religions Hinduism history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
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Harmony and Understanding - World Religions Islam history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
Harmony and Understanding - World Religions Islam history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
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Harmony and Understanding - World Religions Judaism history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
Harmony and Understanding - World Religions Judaism history, beliefs, worship and celebrations
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Go Facts - Geography - People and the Land
Go Facts - Geography (Australian Curriculum) - People and the Land
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Land means different things to different people, but it is everyone's source of food and air we breathe. Explore how people are learning to work with the land - rather than against it - and protect it for future generations.

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Written for the new Australian Geography Curriculum, the Middle set asks students: How do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people relate to the land? What is sustainability and why is it important? Where were Australians born and where do they live? Why are plants important in our ecosystems?
Go Facts - Geography - First Peoples
Go Facts - Geography (Australian Curriculum) - First Peoples
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The world's indigenous peoples number almost 400 million. They preserve and enjoy rich cultures, despite being among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the world.

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Written for the new Australian Geography Curriculum, the Upper set asks students: How do Australians engage with Asia? Who was Eddie Mabo and what did he achieve? How has Australia been affected by fires and floods? How did Australia respond to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?
Targeting Comprehension Interactivley - Middle Primary
Targeting Comprehension Interactively Middle
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Targeting Comprehension Interactively - Middle Primary is a powerful CD-ROM for teaching comprehension using an interactive whiteboard. The CD-ROM features ten colourful and engaging text extracts in a variety of genres with an audio track. Each text is examined in stages using the following six strategies:
  • Predicting — students are asked questions about the book’s title, cover or graphics and asked to anticipate and predict what the text is likely to be about.
  • Personal connection — students are invited to relate to the text personally by considering their own or others personal experiences
  • Visualising — students are encouraged to create mental images to form unique interpretations, to clarify text and to remain engaged with the text.
  • Questioning — questions are posed about sections of the text to ensure students develop a deeper understanding of the content.
  • Summarising — students are asked to summarise the text in a succinct way and to recount it to their peers.
  • Monitoring — students are encouraged to think critically about the text and if it is cohesive and makes sense.
Each text also includes:
  • Pre-reading - Zone In section to engage students and prepare them for the text.
  • Word Works activities to reinforce comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills.
  • Teaching notes with additional fluency assessment activities.
  • Assessment questions that follow the three level comprehension guide format.
The text extracts can all be printed from the screen for photocopying and distribution.

Links to the Australian Curriculum are provided for each text extract.