Our place story map

Welcome to the Our place story map. The story map is a visual navigator that allows you to view content from the Our place forum that has been tagged to a specific location within Australia.

The story map provides opportunities for teachers and students to investigate the stories of others around Australia, both contemporary and historical. Consider how you could use the map to enhance your exploration of My Place book and episodes from the television series:
 

  • investigate Our place stories and profiles created by other students and discuss how these vary over time and place
  • explore a range of related digital resources
  • view teacher dialogue relating to location specific stories, resources and events
  • invite your students to create an Our place story of a member of their family
  • publish your students’ Our place stories in specific locations to be viewed by others.

To add your own unit of work or student stories to the 'Our place story map', visit the Our place forum and follow the instructions to add them as a location tagged post. The Moderator will review and add all location tagged content to the story map.

To explore the content on the story map, zoom in on the blue circles that represent two or more content markers. Alternatively select one of the red content markers to see what Our place stories are near you!


This Teacher idea explains how digital resources were used to scaffold students into using language to make a difference. Students produced protest letters on various issues which were published in the local newspaper, enhancing the authenticity of the task. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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This Teacher idea explains how students investigated the iconic nature of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the story behind its construction and the events surrounding its dramatic opening. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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This Teacher idea explains how digital resources relating to Ned Kelly are used as support material for a unit about the ballad form of poetry. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Attached are a couple of units of work from Nakara PS, Darwin. They are based on using My Place in the classroom. These units are for Years 3 and 4 and look at the impact over time that we have had on the natural environment and how this has affected how we live today.

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This Teacher idea explains how The Le@rning Federation (TLF) materials were used to encourage students to analyse and think critically about racism in different contexts. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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