Humanities and social sciences / Year 3 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

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Curriculum content descriptions

Why people participate within communities and how students can actively participate and contribute (ACHASSK072)

Elaborations
  • identifying groups in the local community or through a virtual community and exploring their purpose
  • exploring how they could participate in a school or community project (for example, raising money for a relevant aid project such as sponsorship of a sports team; working to protect a bird habitat)
  • investigating an individual’s contribution and why it was recognised (for example, an individual who was awarded an Order of Australia)
  • exploring the motivations of people who have contributed to communities (for example, local community volunteers, leaders and Elders)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Active citizenship

Teacher resource

Citizenship: Let's talk recognition

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 28-page pdf about citizenship learning, how citizenship is shaped by social and cultural forces, and how it relates to Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Beginning with a historical summary and ...

Teacher resource

School Hero

This unit of work explores the qualities that characterise an award winner from any of the Australian of the Year Award categories and supports students to reflect on the role of outstanding members of their own community. Activities explore the criteria used to nominate and select award candidates and consider how the ...

Teacher resource

Active citizenship: problems and possible solutions - unit of work

This is a short unit of three lessons about two problems and how they might be solved. The problems are unsafe situations at the end of the school day and places near the school that are unsafe or uncared for. Suggested student activities include using an online interactive resource and an inside/outside circle, developing ...

Teacher resource

Discover Dairy: documenting dairy

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of inquiry about how dairy farmers and others in the dairy industry have contributed to Australian society. The resource uses a range of stories and videos about people’s feelings about and attachment to places like dairy farms, dairy products and artefacts from dairy’s past, ...

Teacher resource

Giving it: resources for primary schools

This series of resources explores the concept of philanthropy, and considers why and how active citizens participate in communities. Through a series of video case studies students are introduced to a variety of people who give and the contributions they make. An interactive 'Giving Wheel' provide a stimulus for researching ...

Moving Image

The Flip Side of Bike Helmets

It's illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in Australia. Sue Abbott and Dr Jake Olivier differ on this issue. This video is designed for students presents both points of view as a stimulus for students to reach their own conclusions. The video discusses how laws are made and explores different points of view on whether ...

StillImage

Watermark Australia calendar, 2006

This is a spiral-bound calendar, published by the Victorian Women's Trust, responding to the water crisis in Australia. Text on the cover reads: 'watermark / AUSTRALIA / 2006 CALENDAR / An initiative of the Victorian Women's Trust'. There is a cartoon of a woman 'swimming' in mid-air via a pulley system. The cartoon is ...