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A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl Teaching Toolkit Teaching Resource

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A unique blend of documentary and theatre, A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl is a detailed study into the fascinating creature commonly known as the 12-year old girl. It features real Australian girls discussing their lives, pondering questions large and small, and articulating what it feels like to be twelve. This contemporary short film is a thought-provoking mix of narrative and documentary, and is a perfect inclusion for units on personal and social identities.

This resource will support Year 6 and 7 teachers in examining the film’s construction and themes with students. Learning tasks are mapped to the Australian Curriculum, and draw on content from English, Health and Physical Education and Media Arts.

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