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Teaching with AustLit

  • Primary School Teachers

  • The Gallery below includes resources from specialised areas of research that can help teachers address the three Cross-Curriculum Priorities and the seven General Capabilities objectives of the Australian Curriculum.

  • What Else Does AustLit Offer?

  • Explore the AustLit Research pages for some great research-based encounters with Australian literary and storytelling activities.

    • Discover the rich resources available through our partnership with Copyright Agency'sReading Australia project.
    • Search for any author or text, or more complex combination enquiries, and find out more!
  • More for the Primary School Teacher!

    If you're teaching at a primary school, AustLit contains a number of research datasets specifically about children's literature, including:

    • Asian Australian Children's Literature and Publishing (AACLAP): a dataset that investigates and records details of Australian children’s literature that is set in Asia, contains Asian-Australian content or characters, or represents Asian-Australian cultures and experiences, as well as hundreds of Australian works that have been translated into at least one Asian language.
    • Children's Literature: a general starting place from which to explore AustLit's rich records on children's literature.
    • Reading in the Victorian Classroom: a specialised dataset that provides information on the Victorian Readers, a series of school readers produced between 1927 and 1930 for school children in Victoria and used (with revisions) until the 1950s.

    Other datasets also include information on works for children, such as the Children's Literature section of the World War I project.

    These datasets are designed to make it easier to engage with specific aspects of children's literature on the database, but you can equally roam at will throughout the main database. From the advanced search page, you can find records for:

    • more than 400 films aimed at children and young adults.

    And more works are added to the database on a daily basis.

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