Mac Australia series

Available from Macmillan Education Australia.
www.macmillan.com.au
  • THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON PEOPLE’S LIVES. 2005
ISBN 0-7329-9572-8
Reading level. MIDDLE
  • AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL IDENTITY 2005
ISBN 0-7329-8571-x
Reading level. UPPER
  •  CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. 2005
ISBN 0-732995430
Reading level. UPPER

THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON PEOPLE’S LIVES

Introduction:

Imagine a world without technology. Schools, jobs people do, medicine, food, recreation and life in the home wold be very different without modern machines, So would many other aspects of modern life…”

This introduction leads to chapters that discuss early and modern technology, technology in schools, the workplace, health care, home, food production and recreation.

AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL IDENTITY

Taken from the Introduction:

Australians share a national identity. A national identity is the feeling of belonging that is shared by the people of a country…. Similar values are an important part of a national identity… have you ever asked yourself what your values are?

The introduction leads to a discussion of  the shaping of Australia’s national identity, becoming a nation, migration, indigenous Australians, some Australian symbols, and a multi-cultural society.

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.

Taken from the Introduction:

Rights are the things people deserve as part of being treated fairly. Everyone in Australia, including children and young people, has certain rights protected by law….

This book discusses Children’s Rights Internationally and the Conventions on the Rights of a child, Rights of children in poorer countries, Rights of Indigenous Children and standing up for a child’s own rights.

While the focus of Mac Australia Topics is guided reading instruction, the books can also be utilized for shared reading, independent research and fact finding.

The benefits of using Mac Australia Topics in your classroom include:

  • text is written to provide a source for teaching effective non-fiction reading strategies
  • lower primary books are levelled, and middle – upper books are assigned indication of reading age
  • focus on contemporary issues to promote thinking
  • Inquiry Learning key questions relating to the topic
  • visual literacy features such as timelines, maps and diagrams throughout

 

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