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  1. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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  2. Energising Smart Starters - Humanities and Social Sciences: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starters are short activities that are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend skills in Humanities and Social Sciences. The starters are grouped by subject strands into Social and Cultural Concepts; Maps and Globes; World Geography; Economics; and History. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown Humanities and Social Sciences lesson. The Smart Starters are not only for Humanities and Social Sciences lessons, and can be used at any time to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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  3. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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    A$29.95
  4. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  5. Basic Not Boring Series: Middle Years Economics

    Basic not Boring Economics is part of a middle years series. In this book students tour the Australian Economy. They will review important facts about structure of the government, the workings of the economy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Topics cover: the credit game, taxing issues, global economics issues, the reserve bank and monetary policy and other banking.

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    A$21.95
  6. Basic Not Boring Series: Global Studies 5-8

    This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will do the useful work of practicing social studies skills while they enjoy characters of many cultures who lead them to explore social and cultural concepts. They will examine what makes groups and societies tick and get a look inside the WTO, ILO and IMF. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice. Students will also need access to social studies resources such as maps and globes, atlases, Internet reference sources and encyclopedias.

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