Coming soon: October Production release

By Amanda Rossi

October is such a busy time of the year. The senior secondary students are being reminded to deal calmly with Exam Stress, as their last days of school loom on the horizon. On the other hand, the senior primary students are thinking about How to High School! Wherever your students are at, we hope you find something valuable in our next lot of new releases from the Sydney Miniclips and Melbourne Production teams. Here are our titles for October:

Primary

Short Division by One Digit

Audience: Year 5 (AU), Level 4 (NZ)
Subject: Mathematics

  • The video follows two examples to show how the process of short division by a one digit divisor is completed. Example 1 includes a three digit dividend with no regrouping, while the second example features a four-digit dividend and regrouping.
  • The video (written by Ingrid Candido and animated by Alice Donaldson) explores:
    • Mathematical terminology including ‘dividend’ and ‘quotient’
    • The short division layout and process
    • The importance of place value
    • How to rename and regroup values.
    • The teacher pack includes activities to help students understand short division including collaborative activities, a worksheet, flashcard game, online games, and an interactive video lesson.
  • The teacher pack includes activities to help students understand short division including a worksheet, flashcard game, online games, and an interactive video lesson.

 

Long Division by One Digit

Audience: Year 5 (AU), Level 4 (NZ)
Subject: Mathematics

  • The video follows an example to show how the process of long division by a one digit divisor is completed. It features a three digit dividend that requires regrouping.
  • The video (written by Ingrid Candido and animated by Alice Donaldson) explores:
    • Mathematical terminology including ‘dividend’ and ‘quotient’
    • The long division layout and process (divide, multiply, subtract, bring down)
    • The importance of place value
    • How to rename and regroup values.
  • The teacher pack includes activities to help students understand long division including collaborative activities, a worksheet, flashcard game, online games, and an interactive video lesson.

Secondary/Tertiary

Places of Worship

Audience: Upper Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Subject: Religion

  • This series of 6 videos takes you inside the places of worship sacred to six faiths from around the world: step inside a Catholic church, an Islamic mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Sikh gurdwara, a Jewish synagogue and a Hindu mandir!
  • We introduce viewers to the design and layout of the physical spaces, the symbolism contained within them, as well as a typical ritual that takes place inside.
  • We worked closely with representatives from each faith background to ensure the content was as accurate and representative as possible. Enormous thanks also to those who accompanied Thomas Baricevic around their sacred spaces as he filmed for the programme.
    • Frank Cumbo, M.Ed/M.Theol (Ecclesiology) with 10 years’ experience as Liturgy, Faith & Mission Coordinator at St Monica’s College, Epping
  • All videos are accompanied by print resources that provide further opportunities to assess Intercultural and Personal and Social General Capabilities.
  • Written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, produced by Thomas Baricevic, onlined by Rob Wilby, sound by Elliott Klein.

 

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Novel

Audience: Senior Secondary
Subject: English Literature

  • Adding to our Literary Contexts series from July, this time we’re delving into English literature from the 19th century.
  • This series explores the eerie, shadowy streets of industrial London, exotic elements from faraway lands appropriated into the Gothic genre, and the birth of behavioural science, criminal investigation and the art of deduction, to give students an insight into the world of the texts they’re about to study.
  • These texts are studied at length in senior secondary English Literature courses around the world:
    • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
    • Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    • Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre (QCE)
    • Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four
  • Consultant was Jill Pritchard, written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, produced by Edwina Baden-Powell, onlined by Rob Wilby, sound by Elliott Klein.

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