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Free Teaching Resources for World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is held annually on 3 March to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Stream the following ACTF-supported series to engage students in our amazing natural world.

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Our Top Picks for K-2 Classrooms

Selecting suitable television programs for our youngest viewers can be a tricky business. Quality content for this age group models social and emotional skills that young children need to thrive, such as taking turns, communication, compassion and problem-solving.

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Women’s History Month: Learn About Wilhelmina Wylie

Every year in March, countries around the world celebrate Women’s History Month to acknowledge the women who have changed our society for the better. Do your students know the story of Wilhelmina Wylie, one of our first female Olympians?

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Where to Find ACTF Content in 2021

ACTF-supported children’s series and free curriculum-mapped teaching resources are available to Australian educators on a range of platforms this year.

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom in 2021

Term One is underway and teachers are busy establishing shared values and expectations for classroom behaviours. These ACTF programs will help to teach students about school transitions, kindness and celebrating difference.

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Fantastique! Foreign Language Versions Added to ACTF Shop

Does your school teach French, German, Italian or Portuguese? Recent and classic ACTF-supported series have been dubbed in these languages and are now available to download.

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New to F-2 Music Education?

Are you teaching F-2 classroom music for the first time and not sure where to start? Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Music for Everyone supports generalist teachers getting started with music education through curriculum-mapped lesson plans, clips and video tutorials.

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NT Teachers, Find Further ACTF Titles in eLearn

Five additional ACTF series are now available to Northern Territory educators through the Department of Education’s new eLearn site.

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Commemorating the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

The 13th February 2021 marks the 13th anniversary of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s formal apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples. The My Place episode ‘Laura’ depicts this national milestone in a series of moving scenes.

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with the ACTF

Teachers, are your students celebrating Lunar New Year this week? Explore this tradition in the classroom with our free content and resources for primary years.

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Getting to Know You: Identity Resources from the ACTF

With the start of the school year, many classroom teachers are seeking resources that explore personal and group identities. We have compiled a list of our top picks for identity units.

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First Day, Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? Win 2020 ATOM Awards

First Day (Epic Films) and Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? (Flying Kite and Sticky Pictures) have received 2020 ATOM Awards for Best Children’s Television Program and Best Factual Television Series respectively.

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