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Attachment 1.1 – The Wizard of Oz

A tornado hits Dorothy’s home in Kansas.
Dorothy catches Toto by the ear as they are swept away by the tornado.
Dorothy meets the Scarecrow
Dorothy gazes thoughtfully at the Scarecrow.
The Munchkins think that Dorothy must be a sorceress.
The munchkins bow down to Dorothy.
Dorothy is carried off by the monkeys of the Wicked Witch.
The Monkeys catch Dorothy in their arms and fly away with her.
The friends meet Glinda the Good Witch of the North.
The friends meet Glinda the Good Witch of the North. Glinda is sitting on her throne. Dorothy offers her the Golden Cap.
Dorothy and the Scarecrow meet the Tin Man.
Dorothy and the Scarecrow meet the Tin Man.
Dorothy’s house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East.
Dorothy and Toto see the Wicked Witch of the East’s feet (wearing the magical shoes) poking out from under the farmhouse.
Dorothy and her friends arrive at the Emerald City.
The Emerald City
Glinda the Good Witch tells Dorothy that she has to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, to ask the Wizard to help her get home.
The Wizard promises to help Dorothy and her friends, if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West.
Dorothy and her friends find out that the Wizard is really just an ordinary man pretending to be powerful.
The Wizard floats away in a balloon but leaves Dorothy behind.
Glinda the Good Witch tells Dorothy that she has always had the power to return home herself by clicking her shoes and wishing to go home.
Dorothy and Toto are back in her home in Kansas.
Dorothy and Toto asleep on her bed after arriving back home in Kansas.
Dorothy melts the Wicked Witch by throwing water on her.
Dorothy melts the Wicked Witch of the West by throwing a bucket of water on her.
Attachment 1.1 – The Wizard of Oz. All text and images used in this attachment are in the public domain. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written by L. Frank Baum.

Attachment 3.1 – The Wizard of Oz movie study – Early Stage 1

Draw Dorothy
Draw Aunt Em
Describe Munchkinland
Do you like the Tin Man, Lion or the Scarecrow better? Why?
Draw your favourite of the three characters.
Draw the city of Oz.
Why does Dorothy throw the water?
How did Dorothy get home?
Draw your favourite part of the movie.

Attachment 3.2 – The Wizard of Oz movie study – Stage 1

Draw and describe Dorothy and Aunt Em.
Dorothy
Aunt Em
Who are the Munchkins? What do they look and act like?
What does the Scarecrow want?
What does the Tin Man want?
What does the Lion want?
Which of these three characters do you like best and why?
Draw the city of Oz.
How do Dorothy’s friends find her?
Why didn’t Dorothy leave with the Wizard?
Draw your favourite part of the movie.

Attachment 3.3 – The Wizard of Oz movie study – Stage 2

Why does Dorothy run away? What does Professor Marvel say is her reason?
How do the adults in Kansas try to help Dorothy?
What do we know about the three witches of Oz after the scenes in Munchkinland?
What do the Scarecrow and the Tin Man have in common? What are their differences?
Why is the Lion such a coward? What is he afraid of?
Describe the city of Oz. Use at least three adjectives.
What does the witch do to convince Dorothy to give her the slippers?
Who is left to take care of the Land of Oz whilst the Wizard is away? Why do you think that character was chosen?

Attachment 3.4 – The Wizard of Oz movie study – Stage 3

What is the purpose of the song Over the Rainbow in the movie?
What do you notice about the characters already shown in Kansas?
Why do you think the Wicked Witch of the West doesn’t take the slippers from Dorothy?
Which attribute do you think is more important: having a heart (kindness), having courage (bravery) or having brains (intelligence)? Why?
Can you think of any people that you know who display outstanding kindness, bravery or intelligence? Do you know of anybody who has a combination of all three things? Describe this person.
Describe the city of Oz. Use at least five adjectives and one simile.
How do the scenes at Oz, and leading up to Dorothy’s rescue, help to show more depth in the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion? How have they changed?
Could Dorothy have just gone home much earlier in the movie? Why or why not?

Attachment 4.1 – So many versions!

Front cover of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

1900

Frank L. Baum writes the children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Poster of Fred R. Hamlin's musical extravaganza, The Wizard of Oz.

1902

A musical extravaganza with a few changes.

Toto was a cow in this version!

Aunt Em from the silent movie Wizard of Oz

1925

A silent film called Wizard of Oz is made. This is a picture of Aunt Em in the movie.

Judy Garland as Dorothy in the musical film The Wizard of Oz

1939

The most widely known version of The Wizard of Oz is a musical film starring Judy Garland.

1972

A cartoon film was produced, which was a sequel to the original movie. It is loosely based on Baum’s second novel called The Marvellous Land of Oz. There was no wizard in this story.

1976

Oz – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Movie was an Australian adaptation, set in 1970’s Australia and aimed at a teenage audience. The musical score was written by Ross Wilson.

1978

The Wiz was a musical film adaptation which featured an all black American cast and reimagined the land of Oz in the urban jungle of the 1970s. It starred Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

1985

Return to Oz was a fantasy film based on Baum’s sequels, telling what happened after the main story. It was made by Walt Disney Productions.

2005

The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz was a musical film featuring the famous Muppets. It was told in a modern setting, with Dorothy working in her Aunt Em’s diner, but wanting more.

2013

Oz the Great and Powerful is a film that is set 20 years before Dorothy arrived in Oz and is based on the books by Baum. It tells the story of how the Wizard came to be in Oz.

2018

The Steam Engines of Oz is an animated movie made in Canada. It is set in Oz, 100 years after Dorothy visits, which is still being ruled by the Tin Man.

1961

Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a cartoon television series based on the original books. It features stories about the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man, in more detail.

1982

A full-length anime film called The Wizard of Oz is made in Japan, based on Baum’s original story. This is translated into many other languages.

1996

The Oz Kids is an animated television series in America, which tells the story of the children of the original characters. Dorothy’s daughter Dot is one of the main characters.

1942

A musical theatre production called The Wizard of Oz is produced in America. It was redone many times in other theatres.

1975

The musical theatre version of The Wiz debuts on Broadway in New York. It gets rave reviews, wins many awards and plays for many years.

2003

Wicked is a Broadway musical that is still running to this day. It is based on a novel written about the Wicked Witch of the West. The musical tells the tale of the witches of Oz, before Dorothy arrives there.

2016

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Company premier a ballet based on the original story by Frank Baum.

1995

Gregory Maguire writes Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. It gives a new perspective to the real story of the Wicked Witch and why she acted as she did.

2005

A comic book called Dorothy is launched. It uses digitally altered photography and is set in modern times. Dorothy is an angry teenager with dyed hair and piercings who steals a car and runs away until caught in a tornado.

2009

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is published as a comic book series by Marvel Comics. It follows the storyline of the original book.

1921

A board game called The Wonderful Game of Oz is made by Parker Brothers, the same people who made Monopoly.

2008

A DS game called The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is released in America, based on a Japanese game. It follows the original storyline.

Attachment 4.1 – So many versions!. All images used in this attachment are in the public domain.

Attachment 5.1 – Before and after

Prequel – A movie, book or other text that tells the part of the story that happened before the story in a different movie, book or other text.

Sequel – A movie, book or other text that continues the story that happened in a different movie, book or other text.

Fill in the prequel and sequels to these well-known stories.

Prequel
Story
Sequel
Monsters Inc.
Lord of The Rings
Minions
Pitch Perfect
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
Finding Dory
Wolverine
We do something very similar with spelling.  We have a root word (like the original movie) and then sometimes we add a prefix (like the prequel) or a suffix (like the sequel), which changes the meaning.
Prefix
Root word
Suffix
happy
heat
illegal
running
do
disrespect
kindness

Attachment 5.2 – Before and after answers

Prequel
Story
Sequel
Monsters University
Monsters Inc.
The Hobbit
Lord of The Rings
Minions
Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect 2
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Finding Nemo
Finding Dory
Wolverine
X-Men
Some examples
Prefix
Root word
Suffix
unhappy
happy
happiness
reheat
heat
heated
illegal
legal
legally
rerun
run
running
undo
do
doing
disrespect
respect
respectful
unkind
kind
kindness

Attachment 6.1 – What a whirlwind!

Venn diagram with the words tornado on the left and cyclone on the right.

Attachment 6.2 – Tornado in a bottle

Aim

To create a water vortex that looks like a mini tornado.

Equipment

  • A clear plastic bottle with a cap
  • Water
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Glitter

Method

  1. Fill the plastic bottle with water until it is about three quarters full.
  2. Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to the water.
  3. To make your tornado easier to see, add a few sprinkles of glitter.
  4. Put the cap back on the bottle. Make sure it isn’t leaking.
  5. Turn the bottle upside down and hold it by the neck.
  6. Spin the bottle around in circles quickly for a few seconds.
  7. Have a look to see if you have created a mini tornado in the bottle.
  8. If not yet, then try again. It might take a few times.
  9. Make sure everybody has a go.

Attachment 8.1 – What do I do?

Lost in the bush

You have been bushwalking with some friends, but you follow a kangaroo joey down a path and get separated from your friends. You call out but you can’t hear anybody.

What do you do?

Lost at a concert

You have gone with a friend’s family to a big concert. There are heaps of people, and you get caught up in a crowd and lose sight of the people that you are with.

What do you do?

Lost when travelling

You are on a road trip with your family. You stop off at a service station to get petrol, and you go to the toilets. You come out of the toilets and find that they have driven off and left you there!

What do you do?

Lost on an excursion

You are on a school excursion with your class at a museum. You see something interesting and spend too long looking at it. You look around and the class has gone. You can’t find them anywhere.

What do you do?

Lost at the shops

You are with your family at a large shopping centre. You go to the toilet but when you come out, you can’t find your family anywhere.

What do you do?

Attachment 8.2 – I’m lost!

Cutesy line drawing of a person.

Attachment 8.3 – Home – Early Stage 1

Draw a picture of your home.
Who lives in your home?
What is your favourite thing about your home?

Attachment 8.4 – Home – Stage 1

Draw a plan of your home, showing where all of the rooms are.
What is your favourite thing about your home?
Describe two different parts of your home and what they are used for.

Attachment 8.5 – Home – Stage 2

Draw a plan of your home, showing where all of the rooms are.
What is your favourite thing about your home?
How does your home design reflect the climate that you live in? How would it be different if you lived in a different place?

Attachment 8.6 – Home – Stage 3

Draw a plan of your home, showing where all of the rooms are.
What is your favourite thing about your home?
What sustainable features does your home have? What could you do to improve the sustainability of your home?

Attachment 9.1 – Over the Rainbow – lyrics

Over the Rainbow

From The Wizard of Oz | Sung by Judy Garland

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
Away above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Over the Rainbow, songwriters: E.Y. Harburg / Harold Arlen, lyrics: © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Conexion Media Group, Inc, copied under s113P, accessed 21 September 2019

Attachment 10.1 – Wishes for the Wizard

What did Dorothy wish for?
What did Scarecrow wish for?
What did Tin Man wish for?
What did the Lion wish for?
If you could wish for anything from the Wizard, what would it be and why?

Attachment 10.2 – My magic slippers

Line drawing of a slipper

Attachment 12.1 – I’m melting!

Today you are going to find out which variable will make ice melt faster. Will it be cold water, hot water, salt, sugar or sand?
Which one do you think would make ice melt faster?

Here is what you will need

  • Small, firm cupcake liners (or similar)
  • Scissors
  • Muffin tins with six spaces
  • Hot water, cold water, salt, sugar and sand

Method

  1. Fill six firm cupcake liners with water and freeze overnight.
  2. Cut the frozen water out of the liners.
  3. Put one block of ice in each section of the muffin tin.
  4. Pour a tablespoon of hot water on one ice block, a tablespoon of cold water on another, a tablespoon of salt on another, a tablespoon of sugar on another and a tablespoon of sand on another.  Leave one block of ice as a control.
  5. After one minute, draw and/or write what is happening with the blocks.
    Control
    Hot water
    Cold water
    Sugar
    Salt
    Sand
  6. After five minutes, draw and/or write what is happening.
    Control
    Hot water
    Cold water
    Sugar
    Salt
    Sand
  7. After 15 minutes, draw and/or write what has happened.
    Control
    Hot water
    Cold water
    Sugar
    Salt
    Sand
  8. Which variable made the ice melt the fastest?
  9. Which variable surprised you the most? Why?

Attachment 13.1 – Wicked or good – Early Stage 1 and Stage 1

Draw somebody who is wicked.
Draw somebody who is good.
Who are some ‘good’ characters in fairy tales?
Who are some ‘wicked’ characters in fairy tales?

Attachment 13.2 – Wicked or good – Stage 2 and Stage 3

Draw the Wicked Witch of the West
Draw Glinda the Good
Think of some different fairy tales. Who is the wicked character? Who is the good character? What do they look like?
Fairy tale
Wicked character
Good character
‘She was both beautiful and young to their eyes. Her hair was a rich red in colour and fell in flowing ringlets over her shoulders. Her dress was pure white but her eyes were blue, and they looked kindly upon the little girl.’
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
What does this description of Glinda the Good make you think of? What words have been used to show you that she is good?
‘She was an old hag with three pigtails and an eye patch. Her other eye “was as powerful as a telescope”, so that she could see what was happening in her kingdom from the castle windows.’
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
What does this description of the Wicked Witch of the West make you think of? What words have been used to show you that she is wicked?
Why do you think that wicked characters are often described as being ugly and good characters are beautiful?
Does that happen in real life too? Do people assume that good looking people are better or nicer?
Where else does that happen in the media?
How can we stop that from happening? How can we stop making assumptions about people?
Attachment 13.2 – Wicked or good – Stages 2 and 3. Text used in this attachment from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is in the public domain.

Attachment 15.1 – Cast a spell

Venn diagram with the words recipe on the left and spell on the right

Attachment 15.2 – No Good Deed – lyrics

No Good Deed

From Wicked

Fiyero!
Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen

Let his flesh not be torn
Let his blood leave no stain though they beat him
Let him feel no pain
Let his bones never break
And however they try to destroy him
Let him never die
Let him never die

Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka, eleka

What good is this chanting?
I don't even know what I'm reading
I don't even know which trick I ought to try
Fiyero, where are you?
Already dead, or bleeding?
One more disaster I can add to my
generous supply?

No good deed goes unpunished
No act of charity goes unresented
No good deed goes unpunished
That's my new creed
My road of good intentions led where such roads always lead
No good deed goes unpunished

Nessa
Doctor Dillamond
Fiyero, Fiyero!

One question haunts and hurts
Too much, too much to mention
Was I really seeking good
Or just seeking attention?
Is that all good deeds are when looked at with an ice-cold eye?
If that's all good deeds are
Maybe that's the reason why

No good deed goes unpunished
All helpful urges should be circumvented
No good deed goes unpunished
Sure, I meant well, well, look at what well-meant did

All right, enough, so be it, so be it, then
Let all Oz be agreed
I'm wicked through and through

Since I can not succeed
Fiyero, saving you
I promise no good deed will I attempt to do again
Ever again
No good deed will I do again!

No Good Deed, songwriters: Stephen Lawrence Schwartz, lyrics: © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, copied under s113P, accessed 21 September 2019

Attachment 16.1 – Summon some courage – Early Stage 1

Draw a picture of a time when you showed courage.
Draw a picture of a situation where you wish you had more courage.

Attachment 16.2 – Summon some courage – Stage 1

Draw a picture of a time when you showed courage and explain what happened.
Draw a picture of a situation where you wish you had more courage and explain what happened.

Attachment 16.3 – Summon some courage – Stage 2 and Stage 3

Explain a time when you demonstrated courage. How did it make you feel? Were you scared? How did you overcome your fear?
Explain a time when you wished you had more courage. What was happening? Why did you need more courage? How would the situation have worked out differently if you had more courage?

Attachment 18.1 – What makes me, me

Things that I am good at
Things that I am not good at
My favourite things about me
Things I could change
Something that I wish I was good at
Something that I am good at but don’t really enjoy

Attachment 18.2 – Believe in Yourself (Dorothy) – lyrics

Believe in Yourself (Dorothy)

From The Wiz | Performed by Diana Ross

If you believe within your heart you'll know
That no one can change the path that you must go
Believe what you feel and know you're right, because
The time will come around when you say it's yours

Believe there's a reason to be
Believe you can make time stand still
You know from the moment you try
If you believe, I know you will

Believe in yourself, right from the start
You'll have brains, you'll have a heart
You'll have courage to last your whole life through

If you believe in yourself, if you believe in yourself
If you believe in yourself as I believe in you

Believe in Yourself (Dorothy), lyricist: Charles Emanuel Smalls, lyrics: ©, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Fox Fanfare Music, Inc., copied under s113P, accessed 21 September 2019

Attachment 19.1 – Dorothy’s goal

Line drawing, a sqaure box in the bottom left and top right corners, joined by a path meant to represent the yellow brick road.

Attachment 19.2 – My SMART goal


My wish
My goal:
S
M
A
R
T
How can I overcome an obstacle?

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