Ben Rubin is the man behind the Subway Doodle Instagram. He has been drawing since he was a child. His images have been very popular on social media.
His work has inspired students to create a mural.
Australia has shown an increase in students reading items of their own choice in school lessons.
Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018.
Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
Our Library is currently hosting Bravest of the Brave, a travelling exhibition developed for the Community History Unit of History SA. It recognises the courage and sacrifice of the South Australian men who enlisted to fight in the First World War.
This travelling exhibition explains the moving stories of the eight South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War: Arthur Blackburn, Phillip Davey, Roy Inwood, Jørgen Jensen, John Leak, Arthur Sullivan, Lawrence Weathers and James Parks Woods.
The Victoria Cross is the highest award for acts of bravery in wartime. The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award. It is awarded for gallantry "in the presence of the enemy" and may be awarded posthumously.
The exhibition includes each soldier’s citation and replica medals, and background information on the individuals and the First World War. This is important as it tells some of the story of the person behind the Victoria Cross.
The community of Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills didn't have a war memorial. Students and community members from the local school, decided to design and build a new one.
Do you know why poppies are worn on Remembrance Day? This video gives you the back story.
World War I was significant for the nation of Australia. How did Australia recover from the loss of so many young lives?
Freedom can be protected in a democratic society only if its citizens have unrestrictedaccess to information and ideas. Find out more here. Did you know that intellectual freedom also appears in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
These are just some of the books that have been banned or challenged somewhere in the world:Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach
Dahl, Roald. The Witches
Fox, Mem. Guess What?
Geisel, Theodor Seuss. Hop on Pop: The Simplest Seuss for Youngest Use
Geisel, Theodor Seuss. If I Ran the Zoo
Hanford, Martin. Where’s Waldo?
Hergé [Georges Remi]. Tintin in America
Hergé [Georges Remi]. Tintin in the Congo
L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time
Lowry, Lois. The Giver.
Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia
Pilkey, Dav. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel
Pilkey, Dav. Captain Underpants series
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter series
Sachar, Louis. The Boy Who Lost His Face
Sachar, Louis. Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl?
Smith, Jeff. Bone series
Stine, R.L. Goosebumps series
Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Anderson, M.T. Feed
Anonymous. Go Ask Alice
Asher, Jay. Thirteen Reasons Why
Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale
Blume, Judy. Tiger Eyes
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451
Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game
Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Colfer, Eoin. The Supernaturalist
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games Trilogy
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby
Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies
Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John. Looking for Alaska
Green, John. Paper Towns
Heller, Joseph. Catch-22
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders
Hinton, S.E. Tex
Hinton, S.E. That Was Then, This is Now
Horowitz, Anthony. Snakehead
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World
Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon
King, Stephen. Carrie
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird
London, Jack. The Call of the Wild
Mackler, Carolyn. Tangled
Mead, Richelle. Vampire Academy series
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight series
Orwell, George. 1984
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet
Shusterman, Neal. Unwind
Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple
What do you think about that?
On Thursday September 20 2018 pick up a book and read for one hour.
Australian Reading Hour 2018, Take the time to escape, Australian Government, Canberra, accessed 16 September 2018, <https://www.readinghour.org.au/>.
We are learning how to ask questions and use research processes to meet and understand the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.
Not sure where to start your research? Looking for research tips and strategies to point you in the right direction?
Ask your Teacher Librarian.
What's the Teacher Librarian reading?
Ms Guthrie is currently reading:
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