In 1981 the movie Gallipoli was released.. a year or so earlier it was filmed around the Eyre Peninsula and anyone who lived in the area was able to apply and become and extra in the film. My entire family were hired to act as background crowd at the race meet scene which was shot at Yallanda Flat. Today in our yr 8 History we started watching it as part of a journey through Anzac films. They were rather surprised to learn it was filmed locally and that i was about 11 at the time! For an old film it still kept them interested though and we will continue it next Tuesday.
The Yr 9 english class has started reading the Hunger Games and have written a few notes on what we have learnt in the first 8 pages ! Click here to see what they wrote.
Yr 10 history started watching The Black Hand dcumentaries and we took some time out to test the Socrative online quizzes. The seem to work well and Im really happy with the results I get from the quiz, so have now developed questions for the whole documentary.
Our yr 10 geography class spent the lesson rewatching the Ted Harter talk and Ive included my notes HERE.
Laptops are continuing to be an issue as only about half of them are working at any one time and it is only time consuming waiting for them to log in. It takes some of the sponaneity out of using them but hopefully will improve with time.
Time to watch 'My Kitchen Rules" ...its an elimation night !!!
This blog is a record of the day to day classroom activities for teachers, parents and students. This is also a bit of a personal record for myself on how things are going and what each class is working on.