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Using MacquarieNet for Teaching and Learning. What is MacquarieNet?. MacquarieNet is an online reference library Students can use it for school based research Search for information Search results ranked into three levels- easy, medium and advanced

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Http www macnet mq edu au l.jpg

Using MacquarieNet

for Teaching and Learning

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What is MacquarieNet?

  • MacquarieNet is an online reference library

  • Students can use it for school based research

  • Search for information

  • Search results ranked into three levels- easy, medium and advanced

  • Half a million images

  • All EQ Staff can access for free- directly from school computers and from home using a password

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MacquarieNet is easy to use

  • An essential tool for all school reference requirements, MacquarieNet combines a depth of content with a view of the world from an Australian perspective.

    • Contains lots of information for projects and homework...

    • Australian and international reference materials

    • daily news feeds from news sources - AAP and ABC Online

    • encyclopedias

    • articles

    • dictionaries

    • atlases

    • Explore Australia (maps and statistics)

    • images (thousands of photos)

    • specially-featured places and people

    • historical stories

    • health

    • Australian topics: Aborigines, Arts, Politics etc…

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MacquarieNet contains:

  • Encyclopedias of:

    • Aboriginal Australia

    • Australian Art

    • Australian Events

    • Australian History

    • Australian Natural History

    • New Zealand Natural History

  • Compton's Encyclopedia

  • The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia

  • AAP News - archived from 1.8.96

  • ABS 1998 Year Book Australia

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Also includes:

  • Multi-Volume Australian History Works

    • Manning Clark

    • The Australians

  • HansardNational Estate Database RegisterAustralian War Memorial Photographic CollectionArt GalleryAustralian AtlasBelieving in AustraliaGlobal Environments, Communities & CitizenshipHome Guide to Health & MedicineInternet LinksLesson PlansPhoto LibraryMacquarie Thesaurus

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Dictionaries of

  • Australian Politics

  • Australian Education

  • Australian History

  • Economics and Finance

  • Health

  • Junior Dictionary

  • My First Macquarie

  • Performing Arts

  • Pocket Macquarie

  • Australian Quotations

  • Book of Quotes

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Primary School monographs on

  • Australia's Convicts

  • Gold in Australia

  • Homemade Houses

  • Mummies and Bog Bodies

  • Shipwrecks

  • Soccer

  • Surfing

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Classic Australian fiction including

  • Henry Lawson

  • Joseph Furphy

  • Criena Rohan

  • Marcus Clarke

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MacquarieNet for Teachers Resource Centre

  • Lesson Plans

  • Homework Hub

  • Surfing Safari

  • Hot Topics

  • Activity Sheets (to be developed)

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Primary Lesson Plans

  • In this area you can search through a range of outcome-based Lesson Plans that include Student Worksheets, group tasks, and classroom procedures. MacquarieNet has produced a selection of lesson plans to show the range and diversity of the site, and to show how to incorporate material from our site and other sources into practical lesson plans for use in the classroom. These lessons do not require online access during class-time, and can be downloaded, printed and photocopied for use within the class.

  • If you have a great lesson that you would like to share with us, then download our lesson template in Microsoft Word format.

  • Use the resources of MacquarieNet to help you fill in the lesson sections. Then email the completed lesson as an attachment to

  • Lesson Plan Search

  • Lesson plans can be downloaded in PDF format or

    Word for Windows format.

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Homework Hub

  • Homework Hub is a storehouse of downloadable blackline masters as core homework activities for Australian School students at both Middle Primary and Upper Primary levels.

  • Each double-sided worksheet consists of one-week's homework that covers the following areas:

    • current events study

    • language

    • reading

    • maths activities

    • general knowledge quiz

    • research tasks

    • fun puzzle activities

    • answers & teacher program notes

  • There's a new homework blackline master each Friday of term. Just download, print and go! (Please be patient - it may take up to 60 seconds to download.)

    • Middle Primary Worksheet

    • Upper Primary Worksheet

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Surfing Safari

  • Surfing Safari Blackline Masters are a selection of Student Activity worksheets centred around information on MacquarieNet.

  • As a teacher-librarian or classroom teacher you need only download, print and go!

  • The blackline masters will guide your students through structured acitivites and research tasks relevant to the Australian curriculum.MacquarieNet is building a range of worksheets including:

    • Queensland frogs

    • Dinosaurs of Australia

    • Backyard Bugs: Ladybirds

    • The Australian Flag

    • Mary Gilmore

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Hot Topics

  • Hot Topics presents resource material for online browsing - centred around a theme or current events.

  • Contains material from across MacquarieNet databases to provide lesson plans, useful links, images, news articles, quotes, extracts and encyclopedic entries.

  • View this month's Hot Topic.

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Activity Sheets

  • Ideas for primary student activities

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