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Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 dance, music and visual arts
Use autumn leaves as stimulus to engage in creative and performing arts
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;dance;music;visual arts;disability
00 dance
Disco dancing

Disco dancing

Kindergarten to Year 6 dance
Creating dance with a disco-inspired theme
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years 1 and 2;kindergarten;years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;dance;disability
00 dance
Green Fingernails

Green Fingernails

Kindergarten to Year 4 dance
Dance to develop locomotor and non-locomotor movement skills
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;years 3 and 4;dance;disability
00 dance
Dinosaur dig

Dinosaur dig

Kindergarten to Year 2 dance, music and visual arts
Explore the world of dinosaurs through creative arts
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;dance;music;visual arts;disability
00 dance music visual
The Wild West

The Wild West

Kindergarten to Year 2 dance and visual arts
Explore the Wild West through creative arts
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;dance;visual arts;disability
00 dance visual
Going on an adventure

Going on an adventure

Preschool, Kindergarten, Years 1 and 2 drama and visual arts
Explore and create using an adventure story stimulus.
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00 drama
Train adventures

Train adventures

Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 drama
Develop expressive skills through familiar characters and movement
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;drama
00 drama
When is a stick not a stick?

When is a stick not a stick?

Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 drama and visual arts
Explore a world of play and imagery, where nothing is as ordinary as it seems
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;drama;visual arts
00 drama
Chicken challenge

Chicken challenge

Kindergarten to Year 2 visual arts
Use shapes to create your own artwork
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kindergarten;years 1 and 2;visual arts;disability
00 visual
The Dot

The Dot

Preschool and Kindergarten visual arts resource
Create artworks inspired by the book 'The Dot'.
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Kindergarten;preschool;visual arts;disability
00 visual
Scarecrow dancing

Scarecrow dancing

Years 1 and 2 dance and visual arts
Creating dance with a scarecrow stimulus
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years 1 and 2;dance;visual arts;disability
01 dance visual
Colourful melodies

Colourful melodies

Years 1 to 6 music
Making and organising sounds to compose a simple musical composition
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years 1 and 2;years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;music
01 music
Colour my world

Colour my world

Years 1 to 6 visual arts
Explore colour theory and create a colour wheel
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years 1 and 2;years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;visual arts;disability
01 visual
Join the circus

Join the circus

Years 3 to 6 dance, drama and PDHPE
Learn about different circus skills and create a short performance.
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;dance;drama;pdhpe
03 dance
Storytelling through dance

Storytelling through dance

Years 3 to 6 dance
Learn how visual images can inspire dance
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;dance;disability
03 dance
Impressive impromptus

Impressive impromptus

Years 3 to 6 debating and public speaking
Captivate your audience with impressive impromptu speeches
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;debating and public speaking
03 debating
Painting pictures with words

Painting pictures with words

Years 3 to 6 debating and public speaking
Learn about the art of performance poetry and compose your own slam poem
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;debating and public speaking
03 debating
Acting like animals!

Acting like animals!

Years 3 and 4 drama
Explore characterisation through animals
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years 3 and 4;drama;disability
03 drama
Boy

Boy

Years 3 and 4 drama
Explore elements of drama and performance using the text 'Boy'
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years 3 and 4;drama
03 drama
Puppet masters

Puppet masters

Years 3 to 6 drama
Create and experiment with puppets made out of paper!
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;drama
03 drama
Big battles

Big battles

Years 3 and 4 drama, music and visual arts
Respond to a stimulus using music and visual arts
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years 3 and 4;music;drama;visual arts
03 drama music visual
Shake the papaya tree

Shake the papaya tree

Years 3 to 6 music
Learn about melody and rhythm while learning a fun song
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;music
03 music
The abstract world of Kandinsky

The abstract world of Kandinsky

Years 3 to 6 music and visual arts
Explore abstract art and music inspired by artist Wassily Kandinsky.
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years 3 and 4;years 5 and 6;music;visual arts
03 music
Cat-toons!

Cat-toons!

Years 3 and 4 visual arts
Drawing cartoons using character cats as subjects
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years 3 and 4;visual arts
03 visual
What a stretch!

What a stretch!

Years 3 to 4 visual arts
Create art and learn about the tallest mammal on Earth!
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years 3 and 4;visual arts
03 visual
Boy Overboard

Boy Overboard

Years 5 and 6 dance
Understand and appreciate dance as a means of communicating ideas
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years 5 and 6;dance
05 dance
Star power dance

Star power dance

Years 5 and 6 dance
Perform dance choreography from the NSW Public Schools 2019 Schools Spectacular
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years 5 and 6;dance
05 dance
Best manners

Best manners

Years 5 to 8 debating
Learn how to speak with confidence in a debate.
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05 debating
Considering responsibility in debates

Considering responsibility in debates

Years 5 to 8 debating
Learn how to discuss responsibility in a debate .
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05 debating
Crafting persuasive arguments

Crafting persuasive arguments

Years 5 and 6 debating
Develop persuasive arguments for a primary debate using the PEEL model.
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years-5-and-6;debating-and-public-speaking
05 debating
Discovering definitions

Discovering definitions

Years 5 and 6 debating and public speaking
Learn how to define the topic in a primary school debate .
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years 5 and 6;debating and public speaking
05 debating
Ready, prep, debate!

Ready, prep, debate!

Years 5 to 8 debating
Learn how to prepare before a debate.
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05 debating
That's debatable!

That's debatable!

Years 5 and 6 debating
Learn how to construct an effective rebuttal for a primary debate.
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years-5-and-6;debating-and-public-speaking
05 debating
ME3PO – Creative arts with aliens

ME3PO – Creative arts with aliens

Year 5 and 6 drama, music and visual arts
Explore futuristic sounds, create art and act like an alien!
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years 5 and 6;drama;music;visual arts
05 drama music visual
Inspire me ...

Inspire me ...

Years 5 and 6 music and visual arts
Using stimulus material to inspire art and music
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years 5 and 6;music;visual arts
05 music
Let's sign – I See Stars

Let's sign – I See Stars

Years 5 to 9 music
Exploring Auslan (Australian Sign Language) through the song 'I See Stars'
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years 5 and 6;years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;music;disability
05 music
Brushing up on animals

Brushing up on animals

Years 5 and 6 visual arts
Discover techniques for drawing animals and painting an artwork.
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years-5-and-6;visual-arts
05 visual
Investigating landscapes

Investigating landscapes

Years 5 and 6 visual arts
Explore the clues that make up a great landscape artwork!‍
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years 5 and 6;visual arts
05 visual
Let's draw

Let's draw

Years 5 and 6 visual arts
Explore drawing through guided illustration.
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years 5 and 6;visual arts
05 visual
Strange faces

Strange faces

Years 5 and 6 visual arts
Experiment with creating art out of everyday objects
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years 5 and 6;visual arts
05 visual
Are you supercali-coordinated?

Are you supercali-coordinated?

Years 7 to 10 dance
Take the challenge to learn Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious!
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;dance;disability
07 dance
Bollywood time!

Bollywood time!

Years 7 to 10 dance
Learn movement sequences with a Bollywood influence.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;dance
07 dance
Firebird Forensics

Firebird Forensics

Years 7 to 10 dance
Compose and explore the elements of dance
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;dance
07 dance
In class with the Mark Morris Dance Group

In class with the Mark Morris Dance Group

Years 7 to 10 dance
Explore contemporary training technigues with the Mark Morris Dance Group
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;dance
07 dance
Litefeet

Litefeet

Years 7 to 10 dance
Learn an upbeat hip hop routine from the 2019 Schools Spectacular.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;dance
07 dance
Musical theatre – dance

Musical theatre – dance

Years 7 to 10 dance
Explore the key elements of dance in musical theatre.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;dance
07 dance
Successfully speaking

Successfully speaking

Years 7 to 10 debating and public speaking
The secret behind great speeches
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;debating and public speaking
07 debating
Beats and rhymes

Beats and rhymes

Years 7 to 10 drama and public speaking
Write and perform a rap or slam poem.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;draama;debating and public speaking
07 drama
Characterisation stereotypes

Characterisation stereotypes

Years 7 to 10 drama
Develop characterisation through role play and improvisation of stereotypes
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Characterisation – status and movement

Characterisation – status and movement

Years 7 to 10 drama
Explore status and movement to develop character in performance
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Drop the mic – hip hop and Shakespeare

Drop the mic – hip hop and Shakespeare

Years 7 to 10 drama
Develop your voice, physical and character skills by creatively exploring words, rhythm and movement.
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years-7-and-8;years-9-and-10;drama
07 drama
I like to move it, move it!

I like to move it, move it!

Years 7 to 10 drama
Engage the body to tell stories and entertain audiences.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Lip-sync challenge

Lip-sync challenge

Years 7 and 8 drama
Develop expressive movement skills through the exploration of character, rhythm, sound and tension.‍
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07 drama
Make 'em laugh!

Make 'em laugh!

Years 7 to 10 drama
Discover how effective comedy is in communicating ideas and engaging an audience.
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years-7-and-8;years-9-and-10;drama
07 drama
Melodrama characterisation

Melodrama characterisation

Years 7 to 10 drama
Discover the dramatic form and acting style of melodrama
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Musical theatre – drama

Musical theatre – drama

Years 7 to 10 drama
Discover the dramatic style of musical theatre through performance.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Stories in the dark

Stories in the dark

Years 7 and 8 drama
Create and record an original radio play
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years 7 and 8;drama
07 drama
Voice and accents – Part 1

Voice and accents – Part 1

Years 7 to 10 drama
Speak up! Breathing exercises and tongue twisting challenges
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Voice and accents – Part 2

Voice and accents – Part 2

Years 7 to 10 drama
Speak up! Voice and accent class for secondary students
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;drama
07 drama
Listen With Your Heart featuring Casey Donovan

Listen With Your Heart featuring Casey Donovan

Years 7 and 8 music
Explore the song, 'Listen With Your Heart'.
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07 music
Meeting the Sun

Meeting the Sun

Years 7 to 10 music
Performing and composing with Elena Kats-Chernin
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;music
07 music
Melody with Morrison

Melody with Morrison

Years 7 to 10 music
Learn about composing melodies with master musician James Morrison
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years 7 and 8; years 9 and 10;music
07 music
Musical theatre – music

Musical theatre – music

Years 7 to 10 music
Discover the key elements of theatre music through performance.
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years 7 and 8;years 9 and 10;music
07 music
Bird's eye art

Bird's eye art

Years 7 and 8 visual arts
Explore artwork using aerial perspective and abstract forms
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years 7 and 8;visual arts
07 visual
Stories without words

Stories without words

Years 7 and 8 visual arts
Using emotive illustrations to tell a story
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years 7 and 8;visual arts
07 visual
Displaced

Displaced

Years 9 and 10 dance
Explore movement and choreographic choices through performance, composition and appreciation.
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years 9 and 10;dance
09 dance
Audio fundamentals

Audio fundamentals

Years 9 to 12 drama and music, Years 11 and 12 VET entertainment
Learn the fundamental elements of a basic audio system
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years 9 and 10;years 11 and 12;drama;music;vet
09 drama
Lights up!

Lights up!

Years 9 to 12 drama and Years 11 and 12 VET entertainment
Stage lighting design basics with Lincoln Gidney
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years 9 and 10;years 11 and 12;drama;vet
09 drama
Monologues

Monologues

Years 9 and 10 drama
Develop skills in characterisation through personal storytelling.
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years 9 and 10;drama
09 drama
Finding your frame

Finding your frame

Years 9 and 10 visual arts
Develop a concept by making artworks from found objects
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years 9 and 10;visual arts
09 visual
Let's act out

Let's act out

Years 10 and 11 drama
Develop skills in acting and characterisation through approaches to monologue
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years 9 and 10;years 11 and 12;drama
10 drama
Picturing a paragraph – the craft of Complicité

Picturing a paragraph – the craft of Complicité

Year 12 drama
Support in undertaking experiential paragraph writing for HSC students
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years 11 and 12;drama
11 Drama
Spectacular entertainment

Spectacular entertainment

Years 11 and 12 VET entertainment industry
Using Schools Spectacular to apply safety, lighting, audio, staging and vision knowledge
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years 11 and 12;schools spectacular;vet
11 VET
A conversation with the dancers

A conversation with the dancers

Years 11 and 12 dance
Analyse HSC dance students' perspectives on the interview and elaboration in the HSC dance practical exam.
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years-11-and-12;dance
11 dance
Communicating ideas through dance

Communicating ideas through dance

Years 11 and 12 dance
Understanding the compositional process
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years 11 and 12;dance
11 dance
Expressing movement

Expressing movement

Years 11 and 12 dance
Evaluating performance quality
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years 11 and 12;dance
11 dance
Moving safely

Moving safely

Years 11 and 12 dance
A focus on the application and understanding of safe dance practice used in dance performance
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years 11 and 12;dance
11 dance
Collaborating with Complicité

Collaborating with Complicité

Years 11 and 12 drama
Developing strategies for devising a digital group performance
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years 11 and 12;drama
11 drama
Introduced Species

Introduced Species

Years 11 and 12 music
Discover contemporary orchestral composition through 'Introduced Species' by Katy Abbott
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years 11 and 12;music
11 music
Lighting fundamentals

Lighting fundamentals

Years 11 and 12 VET entertainment
Develop knowledge and skills in the basic technical elements of lighting.
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years-11-and-12;vet
11 vet
Examining the unseen

Examining the unseen

Year 11 visual arts
Examining the link between the artist’s world and their practice by investigating unseen artworks.
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years-11-and-12;visual-arts
11 visual
Inspired individual performance

Inspired individual performance

Year 12 drama
Explore approaches to developing and enriching monologue for performance
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years 11 and 12;drama
12 drama
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