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Creative Content Australia's Education Program

Nothing beats the real thing! is designed to inform, engage and raise awareness about copyright.

Nothing beats the real thing! is a free online education resource for primary and secondary teachers, featuring a number of programs with clear curriculum links, structured activities and assessment suggestions to help students understand more about screen copyright, its role and the value it contributes to our society.

Understanding the role of copyright and screen content infringement are real issues that face students on a daily basis.

Most students have pirated digital material or know others who have. They may choose to pirate or not… the choice is theirs. But they also need to understand the legal, economic and social implications of their choices. That’s what these education resources do – they provide classroom ready materials that encourage thought and discussion.

Written by experienced teachers and tested in the classroom, these resources:

  • Provide cross-curricula links in subjects ranging from HSIE, English, History, Geography and Economics to SOSE/Civics and Citizenship, Religion/Values Education, Legal Studies & Media Studies.
  • Can be accessed via a range of platforms by teachers and students using their preferred device
  • Include clear instructions and suggested time frames for classroom use
  • Feature differentiated tasks and assessments to monitor students’ progress

Explore and enjoy the full resource at www.nothingbeatstherealthing.info

Latest free teaching resources (2015)

RABBIT-PROOF FENCE

An examination of sources to assist students assess the representation of history in films, reflect on opinions about the Stolen Generations and explore copyright.

Copyright & Digital Citizenship

To develop students’ understanding of good digital citizenship, copyright and the impact of content piracy. Includes a step-by-step guide to making a short film.

Persuasive Language

For teachers wishing to assist students to prepare for NAPLAN. This resource includes a classroom-ready writing task, complete with marking criteria modelled on the NAPLAN rubric.

Making Movies

Making Movies is a free online resource for secondary school students that provides a comprehensive insight into how films are made and the people who make them. It incorporates a chapter to assist students to make their own films.

The Making Movies Teaching Resource is accompanied by 16 short, engaging video interviews with some of Australia’s leading screen professionals in roles ranging from producer to stunt performer, visual effects supervisor to marketing manager.

The Making Movies Teacher’s Guide provides ‘driving instructions’, including lesson plans, assessments and links, to assist teachers to use the Teaching Resource in the classroom.

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