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Students of Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown,will find lesson and assignment related links below. More detailed pathfinders and study guides can be found on the StudentNet site. Book reviews have been moved to Book Bites, which is linked below.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Career Central Online

Do I go to Uni, TAFE, a Private College or none of these options ? Do I look for a Traineeship, an Apprenticeship, or look for employers with in-house training ? Is there a Certificate or Diploma course in my area of interest ? Do I take the first job I can find and then work my way up the ladder ? What's a real job interview like ?

Register with Career Central and start to find some answers.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Shakespeare Introduction - Year 8

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely

They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.

from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7

Here's where to find out the basic facts about the life of one of the English speaking world's most famous people:

Britannica Online This will connect from any school computer. For a more detailed article go here.

BBC History A short biography and links to fun facts, a quiz and a 360 degree view of Shakespeare's birthplace.

Shakespeare's Life and Times For a more extensive treatment.

It seems like almost anything anyone has ever said was said by Shakespeare first. You don't believe it? Look at this list at Rhyme Zone.

If you think Shakespearean plays are too long then try 60 Second Shakespeare . Here you can read a dramatic newspaper article summary of a play, or watch a one minute movie version made by students.

Need a good insult for that special occasion? Try the Shakespeare Insult-O-Matic.


Some reliable places to start your research:

Britannica Online
Automatic login from any school computer. Covers world and Australian topics. Especially useful for a reliable overview and may have links to further information.

Automatic login from any school computer. A wide range of annotated web sites chosen for the Australian school curriculum.

This free service is developed jointly by education systems around Australia. It presents a good search engine for annotated internet sites of relevance to local curriculum.

EBSCO Suite of Databases
Password available from library. Here you will have access to a range of subscription databases. The History Reference Centre is an excellent source of detailed information on all History topics which you won't find on the internet. This is the place to go for very specific historical information from reliable sources. You may also find good information from other databases in the Ebsco suite, which can all be accessed from here. For example, Australian and New Zealand Reference Centre, which indexes local papers as well as many Australian and overseas based journals.