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Past raps and book raps archive

Feel free to explore the support material available from past book raps. Such support material could provide ideas for related teaching and learning activities. Some content may be adaptable to other Key Learning Areas (KLAs).

The book raps are listed alphabetically by KLA. The Stages for which each rap was intended are noted, along with the year in which the book rap occurred. As each live book rap is completed it will be linked from this page.


Aboriginal Studies

Identity: Sharing our stories in 2009. Stages 3 and 4: English, HSIE, PDHPE, Music and Aboriginal studies. Includes discussion blog. This rap resource supports the Cultural identity: sharing our stories integrated learning unit (Secondary COG).

Identity: Sharing our stories. Stages 3 and 4 English, HSIE, PDHPE and Aboriginal studies. 2008. Includes discussion blog

ENGLISH

Beijing Olympic Games & Book Week 2008. Stage 2 and 3 PDHPE and English. 2008. Includes discussion blog

Belonging Foundation, consolidation and revision rap supporting the HSC Stage 6 Area of study: Belonging. Term 1, 2009. Includes discussion blog.

Belonging by Jeannie Baker. Cross KLA Stage 2 rap supporting the unit, Local environments in the Programming Frameworks 2005.

Big mob Dreaming - The Bunyip - Stage 1, 2001.

The Binna Binna man - Meme McDonald and Boori Monty Pryor. new Stage 4 English, 2004.

Book Week 2007: READiscover, English Stage 2.

Book Week 2006 - Picture Books. English Stage 3.

Book Week 2005: Picture Books. English Stage 3.

Book Week 2004 - Picture Books. Stage 3, 2004.

Book Week 2003 - Early Childhood books Stage 2, 2003.

Book Week - the Early Childhood books - Stage 2, 2002.

Book Week - Picture Books 2001 - Stage 3, 2001.

Eggsactly! rap: Egg drop, Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus, Bad eggs Stage 3, 2007.

Eggsactly! rap: Egg drop, Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus, Bad eggs Stage 3, 2006.


English Stage 6 Journeys: stimulus booklet for the Area of Study and related materials. Stage 6 English, 2006.

English Stage 6 Journeys: stimulus booklet for the Area of Study and related materials. Stage 6 English: Standard, Advanced and ESL, 2005.

Granpa by John Burningham. Stage 1, 2005.

Fiction with a twist, English Stages 3 and 4, 2010.

Flytrap by Boori Pryor and Meme McDonald. Stage 3 and Stage 4 English. Rap live for viewing and subscribing (no cost) week of 22 May 2006. Rap starts 29 May 2006. Meme McDonald will join us for this rap.


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Hans Christian Andersen - Stage 2 and Stage 3 English, 2005

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. Stage 3 and new Stage 4 English, 2003. WebQuest also available.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Stage 3 English and Stage 4 English 2002 (accompanied by a WebQuest).

Henry Lawson - Stage 6, 2002.

Hans Christian Andersen - Stage 2 and Stage 3 English, 2005


Identity: Sharing our stories in 2009. Stages 3 and 4: English, HSIE, PDHPE, Music and Aboriginal studies. Includes discussion blog. This rap resource supports the Cultural identity: sharing our stories integrated learning unit (Secondary COG).

Identity: Sharing our stories. Stages 3 and 4 English, HSIE, PDHPE and Aboriginal studies. 2008.

Immigrant chronicle by Peter Skrzynecki Stage 6 English Standard and Advanced (Focus: Changing perspective); Stage 6 English ESL (Area of study: Perspective), 2003

Indij readers for little fullas, for big fullas Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4), 2004.


Luke's way of looking - Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley. Stage 3, Stage 4, 2001.


Maddie - Brian Caswell. Stage 4, 1999.

Matthew Flinders - Fiery or friendly. Stage 3, 2002.

More human than human - Brave new world and Blade runner: Stage 6 English Advanced (Comparative study of texts and context), 2003.

Mrs Millie's painting - Matt Ottley. Stage 2, 2001.

My girragundji - Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor. Stage 3, Stage 4, 2000.


Noah and Saskia [videorecording]. Stage 4, 2006

Othello - Preliminary English (Advanced) course. Stage 6, 2001.

Only the heart - New HSC English (ESL) course text. Stage 6, 2001.

Only the heart - HSC English (ESL) course text. Stage 6, 2003.


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Papunya School book of country and history. new Stage 4 English, 2004

ParaGames rap - Stage 3, 2000.

Possum magic - Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Stage 1, 2007.

Possum magic - Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Stage 1, 2004.


The rabbits, by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. new Stage 5 English syllabus with a component to support Visual Arts, 2004. Shaun Tan joined this rap.

Sailing home - Colin Thompson and Matt Ottley. Stage 2, 1999.

Subverting fairytales: Who’s afraid of the big bad book? and other titles (including films such as Shrek and Shrek 2). Stage 4, 2005.


Through Australian eyes - HSC English ESL course text, 2002.

To kill a mockingbird - new Stage 5 English syllabus, 2003.


Subverting fairytales: Who’s afraid of the big bad book? and other titles including films such as Shrek and Shrek 2). Stage 4 English, 2006

Subverting fairytales: Who’s afraid of the big bad book? and other titles (including films such as Shrek and Shrek 2). Stage 4 English.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas for Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) English. 2008. Includes discussion blog & wiki activities

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge - Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Stage 1, 2003.

Whale rider (film) written and directed by Niki Caro from the book Whale rider by WitiIhimaera. Stage 5 English. 2005.

Worst best friends by Max Dann. A multimedia unit based on books and films from the television series by the author. Stage 2 English. Possible cross KLA unit.  Resources available from Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). Rap live for viewing and subscribing (no cost) week of 15 May 2006. Rap starts 22 May 2006.

HSIE

Belonging Foundation, consolidation and revision rap supporting the HSC Stage 6 Area of study: Belonging. Term 1, 2009. Includes discussion blog.

Belonging by Jeannie Baker. Cross KLA Stage 2 rap supporting the unit, Local environments in the Programming Frameworks 2005.

Identity: Sharing our stories in 2009. Stages 3 and 4: English, HSIE, PDHPE, Music and Aboriginal studies. Includes discussion blog. This rap resource supports the Cultural identity: sharing our stories integrated learning unit (Secondary COG).

Identity: Sharing our stories. Stages 3 and 4 English, HSIE, PDHPE and Aboriginal studies. 2008. Includes discussion blog

The learning for sustainability, HSIE Stages 3 and 4, 2010

On the move - rail transport Stage 3, 2005.

Papunya School book of country and history. Stage 3 HSIE Shortlisted for CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2002.

Music

Identity: Sharing our stories in 2009. Stages 3 and 4: English, HSIE, PDHPE, Music and Aboriginal studies. Includes discussion blog. This rap resource supports the Cultural identity: sharing our stories integrated learning unit (Secondary COG).

PDHPE

Athens Olympic Games - Stage 2, 2004.

Beijing Olympic Games & Book Week 2008. Stage 2 and 3 PDHPE and English. 2008. Includes discussion blog

Commonwealth Games - Stage 3 PDHPE, 2002.

Get active! Walk Safely To School Day and Commonwealth Games, Stage 2 and 3, 2006

Get active! Stage 3 PDHPE, 2005.

Identity: Sharing our stories in 2009. Stages 3 and 4: English, HSIE, PDHPE, Music and Aboriginal studies. Includes discussion blog. This rap resource supports the Cultural identity: sharing our stories integrated learning unit (Secondary COG).

Identity: Sharing our stories. Stages 3 and 4 English, HSIE, PDHPE and Aboriginal studies. 2008. Includes discussion blog

Jeffrey: a shared book with road safety messages. Stage 1, 2005.

Jeffrey: a shared book with road safety messages. Stage 1, 2003.

Jeffrey - a shared book with road safety messages. Stage 1, 2002.

ParaGames rap - Stage 3, 2000.

Transport Safety Rap. Stage 3, 2003.

Visual Arts

Belonging by Jeannie Baker. Cross KLA Stage 2 rap supporting the unit, Local environments in the Programming Frameworks 2005.

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