Duffy Stirling

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By Duffy Stirling
***Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package:http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Duffys-Complete-Black-Death-Depth-Study-Package-1560411***This is a PowerPoint, Poster and Worksheet set used to introduce students to the
Subjects:
Government, European History, Middle Ages
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Posters
$5.00
77
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By Duffy Stirling
Film Terminology Handouts and WorkbookSuitable for Middle and Senior Secondary Students.http://duffystirling.wordpress.comDesigned for Flipped Learning (i.e. designed to be completed independently by students, perhaps as homework), these handouts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$5.00
46
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By Duffy Stirling
These days the issues discussed in film Gattaca (1997) are back in the news. Current debates regarding whether couples should be able to choose the gender of their children (which is currently illegal in Australia and many other countries, but is
Subjects:
Biology, Civics, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
22
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By Duffy Stirling
Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia
Subjects:
Asian Studies, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Webquests
$2.00
22
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By Duffy Stirling
Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum In this package you will find every one of my Asia Geography worksheets. If I create new worksheets, I will add to this package, which you may update free of charge! I designed this series of
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.50
21
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By Duffy Stirling
***LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 2019: Converted to a TPT Bundle.Keep an eye out for updates to individual files in 2020.***This is my extensively researched and detailed Depth Study for 'Expanding Contacts: The Black Death' in Australian Curriculum Year 8
Subjects:
European History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$20.00
$15.00
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Bundle
By Duffy Stirling
A one-two lesson set of factsheets, worksheet and poster which I've used before launching into a Year 8 Australian Curriculum History unit on Shogunate Japan. It could be used as an orientation for any study of Japan, such as geography, and is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Japanese, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
13
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By Duffy Stirling
Duffy’s Complete Medieval and Black Death Growing Bundle for Year 8 Australian Curriculum History***LAST UPDATED DECEMBER 2019: Converted to a TPT bundle.I delivered this topic in 2019 so will be updating with improvements and corrections early
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages, Australian History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$28.00
$20.00
8
Bundle
By Duffy Stirling
Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia
Subjects:
Environment, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.20
16
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By Duffy Stirling
*** Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Duffys-Complete-Black-Death-Depth-Study-Package-1560411 *** This final PowerPoint in this Black Death series examines the long term impacts of the
Subjects:
European History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$3.00
13
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By Duffy Stirling
Many of my Senior students (Year 11 and 12) struggle to write with a formal and academic register. Australian Curriculum and Common Core require students to begin to understand register (level of formality) from Middle School. My approach to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.8.7, RI.9-10.7, RI.11-12.7, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.4, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2...
$3.00
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By Duffy Stirling
*** Updated Oct 2014 *** I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia Australia Geography
Subjects:
World History, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
19
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By Duffy Stirling
A quick set of homophones posters I prepared for my Year 8 classroom after a focus on improving basic accuracy in writing. Includes the 10 common spelling mistakes my students seem to make the most. Each poster is based on how I explain or remember
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
$1.00
14
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By Duffy Stirling
NOTE: This is a vastly pumped up version of the original! *** Not an Aussie teacher? There's a World version of this worksheet here:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
10
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By Duffy Stirling
Note: This is a pumped up version of the original! A four page detailed factsheet/worksheet on chronology and timelines to be used as an introduction or revision for basic historical terminology and concepts. I found many of my Year 8 students
Subjects:
Other (Math), Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$3.00
11
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By Duffy Stirling
***UPDATED APRIL 2016 - Now includes bonus bibliography and assignment sheet for SACE English Communications (Year 12 English).*** An independent reading journal I developed for my senior English students who are studying Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Study Guides, Worksheets
$3.00
6
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By Duffy Stirling
Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia
Subjects:
Japanese, Geography, Asian Studies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
7
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By Duffy Stirling
*** Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Duffys-Complete-Black-Death-Depth-Study-Package-1560411 *** The guts of my depth study on The Black Death, this whopping 60+ slide PowerPoint and
Subjects:
World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$3.00
5
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By Duffy Stirling
Every Australian English teacher can use this resource to help their students gain awareness of different text types! A set of eight authentic web texts around one common topic (‘cats’) to be used to help students learn to identify the differences
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
7
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By Duffy Stirling
Just a quick metaphors, similes and hyperboles worksheet set. It's targeted at junior secondary (middle school). I will be using it as a quick stepping stone for a year 8 unit on writing persuasively.There are five pages (metaphor, simile and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.5
$2.00
8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am secondary English teacher in a rural South Australian high school; I've been teaching for ten years. I teach all secondary year levels, but primarily Year 10 through to Senior School. I also teach Middle School History, Geography and Civics. I've also taught English as a Second Language in Japan and France. I am partway through a Masters of Education in Literacy and Digital Technologies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a constructivist teacher, with a focus on social justice. I teach mostly Australian working and lower class students, so engagement is a huge priority. Low literacy is now the norm, rather than the exception, so everything I produce is guided by increasing literacy where possible. Australian classes are rarely streamed, so differentiation within a class is also a huge focus. I grew up in a working class environment and understand what it means to function in a middle to upper class environment when you do not have access to the unwritten knowledge. My personal purpose for being a teacher is to help kids like me access as many opportunities as possible, and teaching the 'unwritten rules' is part of that. Travel, which always seemed unattainable when I was young, also has a huge influence on my teaching: I aim to inspire kids to realise that the rest of the world is very different (and that they should get out there and enjoy it!)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Certified 'Highly Accomplished Teacher' in 2015. Due for completion of Masters in 2021.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology, second major in English. Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary). Masters of Education, due for completion in 2021.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born and raised in the Southern suburbs of Adelaide; I now teach in a rural high school. At university I originally aimed for psychology, but after honours I found myself in Japan teaching ESL for two years. An education degree and another 10 month stint overseas later, I found myself teaching high school English and History. My blog can be found at: http://duffystirling.wordpress.com

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