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68 investigate and understand the historical and contem- porary significance of the Gallipoli campaign, Australia's commemoration of World War I, and the creation of the ANZAC legend. Discussion starters and worksheets are available for download from The spirit of ANZAC link and What the day means to you. These provide research, writing and discussion activities. USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: History 7--10 SCIS SUBJECTS: ANZAC; Anzac Day -- Study and teaching; Gallipoli Campaign, 1915-1916; World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia; World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia; Australia -- Armed forces -- History PUBLISHER: Centre for Learning Innovation NSW REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [940.4] *1526524* SCIS 1526524 Road to World War Two www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/ mwh/ir1/war2act.shtml A simple but effective outline of the causes of World War II is presented in this activity. Using contemporary imagery, the site depicts Hitler as a hippy and driving a red Volkswagen car. After segments of information, quiz questions are asked to review the information given. While the emphasis in the Stage 5 History syllabus is on Australian involvement, this website could be used to explain the reasons for the outbreak of the war as an introduction to Topic 4: Australia and World War II. The website would have limited use in the Stage 6 Modern History Option C: Germany 1918-1939, as a brief intro- duction or revision as to the reasons for the outbreak of World War II. It could also serve a similar role in the Stage 6 Modern History Topic: Conflict in Europe 1935-1945 in International Studies in Peace and Conflict. B. Hull USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: HSIE SYLLABUS: History 7--10; Modern History Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes PUBLISHER: BBC, UK REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [940.53] *1532120* SCIS 1532120 BERGER, Pam & TREXLER, Sally Choosing web 2.0 tools for learning and teaching in a digital world Libraries Unlimited, USA, 2010 ISBN 9781591587064 [025.042] An accessible blend of evidence based theory and practical application, this convenient guidebook provides a solid introduction to Web 2.0 applications and their role in supporting effective teaching and learning. Featuring a foreword by Joyce Valenza and aimed at teacher librarians, the resource offers an abundance of inquiry based strategies for learning in a digital setting. Content generally aligns with Barbara Stripling's Inquiry Model and AASL's Standards for the 21st century learner, available at <www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guideli- nesandstandards/learningstandards/standards.cfm>. Illustrated adequately with black and white diagrams and screen shots, the book explores topics such as Social bookmarking, Content collaboration, Managing and organizing information, Digital mapping and Social networking. Inevitably, much of the technical informa- tion will struggle to retain its currency and most content is readily available elsewhere, particularly online. Nevertheless, Berger and Trexler successfully collate and simplify the core issues for new, or newly interested, teacher librarians and classroom practitioners. T. Kenny USER LEVEL: Professional Paper $88.50 SCIS 1502080 HARADA, Violet H. & YOSHINA, Joan M. Assessing for learning: librarians and teachers as partners Libraries Unlimited, USA, 2010 9781598844702 [027.80973] Primarily targeted at teacher librarians, this American reference work attempts to shed light on the collabora- tive interaction between teacher librarians, teachers and students in the process of assessment for learning. A strong research base underpins the practical strate- gies which the book delineates, relevant to involving students in the process of assessing their own learning. For many Australian teachers, the suggested practical strategies will already be familiar. Assessment tools including portfolios, graphic organisers, rubrics and checklists, will not be new. However, the examples of each of the strategies and discussion about appropri- ate use of each may be helpful to some. The real value of this book is in the insights it brings to the notion of 21st century skills, including reasoning, resilience and responsibility as prerequisites to effective learning in the new century. The authors supplement this with intelli- gent insights into the related area of 21st century assess- ment -- critical thinking, the use of ICT, and strategies for assessing online discussions. R. Cilona USER LEVEL: Professional Paper $65 SCIS 1509993 Let's talk about [series] A&C Black, UK, 2010 The books in this series take a thematic approach to topics covered in the early stages of social and environ- mental education. They particularly look at the develop- ment of talking and listening skills, and include activities to encourage student interaction. Each book contains songs, rhymes, tongue twisters, role play, and story templates based around a theme suitable for students in Early Stage 1 and Stage 1. Resources used are inexpen- sive and readily accessible. Sections are included that outline teaching tips and suggestions for involving quieter students. Links to the English early learning goals are Professional reading Resources are listed in Dewey order.