Teaching resources to stimulate classroom discussion.
Copyright, Creative Content, Making Movies, Online Piracy & more.

The curriculum linked resources on this site assist teachers and students to understand intellectual property and copyright – especially in the context of movies and TV – and promote academic integrity and good digital citizenship.

These are hot-button issues for educators. Digital disruption has transformed the way we access and disseminate information. Educators play a critical role in guiding students through the ever-changing digital landscape.

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Cyber Safety: Understanding Malware

A teaching resource for Years 4 to 6 - including two short video clips - that identifies the dangers of online malware associated with pirate sites and teaches the importance of respecting copyright and creative content.

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Clarifying Copyright - For Teachers

Clarifying Copyright (Written resource) plus Explainer Animation (2½ mins).
To develop teachers’ understanding of copyright and piracy and assist them to promote academic integrity, good digital citizenship and responsible use of school broadband.

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Is It All Your Own Work? Navigating copyright.

To assist primary and secondary students navigate legal and moral requirements when using copyrighted works. Includes a stand-alone quiz based on real-life scenarios to test students’ knowledge and understanding.

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How to Make a Movie

To assist primary and secondary students to learn basic film terminology and filmmaking skills, including: planning, scripting, storyboarding, shooting, shot types and angles, camera movements, editing, copyright and permissions.

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Copyright & Digital Citizenship

To develop Year 5-10 students’ understanding of good digital citizenship, copyright and the impact of content piracy. Includes a step-by-step guide to making a short film.

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Rabbit-proof Fence

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

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Making Movies

For secondary students, a comprehensive insight into how films are made and those who make them. Includes 16 short video interviews exploring various roles including Stunt Performer, Visual FX Supervisor, Production Designer and Marketing Manager, plus a teaching plan.

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Persuasive Language

Persuasive Language helps students to understand and analyse argumentative writing and engage in constructive debate.

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Useful stuff about copyright & online piracy

Why Should You Care About Copyright?

Imaginative people who create interesting and inspiring things should be rewarded for their skill and effort so they can continue to contribute to Australian culture forever and ever. Here's how it works.

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