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Teacher guide Calendar capers

TLF ID M014007

This is a web resource that includes four student activities about calendar structure, format, patterns and uses, accompanied by student materials and a teacher guide for each activity. Activities cover different types of calendars for different time frames from a three-day calendar to a yearly calendar, dates of events, festivals and celebrations relevant to the students, the Chinese Zodiac, 'follow me cards' based on days of the week and months of the year, and calendar patterns. Extensive supporting materials include the dates of some significant national days, cultural events and festivals of Asian countries. The resource includes links to useful websites.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the Measurement and Geometry strand of the Mathematics curriculum for year 2, particularly for the content description that refers to using a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month.
  • This resource supports the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority, incorporating Asian culture into several of the student activities. Supporting materials include dates of some significant national days, cultural events and festivals of Asian countries such as Chinese New Year. One activity involves students investigating and placing themselves in the Chinese zodiac.
  • This resource is useful in providing opportunities for cross-curriculum learning, with activities that combine an exploration of mathematical concepts with language development. There is also scope to introduce history concepts by extending a discussion of personal and cultural events of significance to historical events such as the independence days of various Asian countries.
  • This resource supports the Numeracy, Literacy and Intercultural understanding general capabilities.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Melbourne
  • Organization: University of Melbourne
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia Education Foundation
  • Organization: Asia Education Foundation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • © The University of Melbourne – Asia Education Foundation, 2012. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.