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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.

Monday, November 26, 2007


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Your library catalogue provides a suite of on line resources that are reliable and accurate. From the library page click on library catalogue/e-resources. Choose Encyclopaedia Britannica or Library Webs/Life Sciences and search for rainforests.

Wikipedia – the free on line encyclopaedia

Rainforest Information Centre

Beware – when you do a google search (or any other search engine) check the URL – who put this site up? How reliable or biased is their information going to be?

Don’t forget to reference all web sites used! Include the URL in your bibliography

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


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Who is a Refugee?

Throughout history, whenever people have fled from war or persecution, there have been refugees. However, it wasn't until 1951, just after World War Two, that the international community formally recognised the status of these people. The United Nations approved the Convention outlining the Status of Refugees on July 28, 1951 at a special conference set up to deal with the one million people left homeless by the war.

Article One of the Convention defines a refugee as:
A person who is outside his/her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group of political opinion;and is unable or unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution.



Naina’s story - The daily life of a child in detention (2003)


Mother pleads for her son's release

Published by the Refugee Communities History Project

Australian Refugee Association Inc.

Look for the multicultural genre sticker on the fiction collection for more stories.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Middle Ages

What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages?

Choose a person to get to know in a Medieval Village

Exploring the Middle Ages