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Humanities and social sciences / Year 4 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

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Curriculum content descriptions

The differences between ‘rules’ and ‘laws’, why laws are important and how they affect the lives of people, including experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACHASSK092)

Elaborations
  • distinguishing between ‘laws’ (for example, speeding in school zones) and ‘rules’ (for example, sun safety in the school)
  • exploring the purpose of laws and recognising that laws apply to everyone in society
  • discussing examples of laws and why they are important to students’ lives
  • investigating the impact of laws on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (for example, environmental laws, native title laws and laws concerning sacred sites)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Law,  Ethics

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